After Death, a Tiger's Skin Remains; a Man Leaves Only His Name
Seoul, South Korea
At around 8:50am on 14th April 2014, a passenger ferry carrying over 400 people sunk off the south-west coast of South Korea. This incident became known as the ‘Sewol Disaster’ (세월호), and was vastly reported on around the world.
This exhibition takes place over the one-year anniversary period of the fatal accident. It investigates the media’s rendering of the incident through symbolic depictions of key characters’ roles that were reported on, as the timeline of events unraveled.
The works pay tribute to the rise of heroes, who were hailed and honored for the parts they played in the story, juxtaposed against those the media malevolently portrayed and held responsible.