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a travelling exhibition in a shipping container
solo exhibition sponsored by Seoul Metropolitan Government / 12/24 – 12/31/2008 /
a galley size / h 2.3 x w 6.5x h 2.5 m
a cargo container, interior materials, an electricity generator
each work size / refer to the description
mixed media 



exhibition container front view

Exhibition locations
12/24 – 25 in front of Hongik University
12/26 – 28 in front of Yeongdeungpo Lotte Mart
12/29 – 30 at the City Hall Squareexhibition locations
12/26 – 28 in front of Yeongdeungpo Lotte Mart 

[ Works Exhibited ]





1. Pieta

2007 / h 600 x 300 x 300 mm / marble
「Pooh Pieta」は、ピエタの形をした母親やイエスが私たちに与える大きな愛を通じて、家族に抱かれた子供時代の最も幸せな思い出を表現しています。プーとピーターは、私が子供の頃にプーの漫画を見ながら想像していた、ピーターからの愛に満ちたプーの姿を通して、この作品に表現される愛の感情を強調しています。


2. 夢の夕食

2008 / h 300 x 400 x 150 mm / mixed media

3. 韓国の普通の屋台バー

2008 / h 300 x 550 x 300 mm / mixed media




4-1. プーの磔刑

2008 / h 400 x 600 x 180 mm / 硬質ウレタン、木材、釘三本





4-2. プーの磔刑

2006 / h 2750 x 1350 x 4500 mm / fiber reinforced plastic, wood, three large nails




5. パパスマーフ

2008 / h 380 x 450 x 550 mm / urethane, mixed media






6. プーの仏像

2003 / h 800 x 600 x 450 mm / plaster




7. Don’t Cry Father

2003 / h 800 x 600 x 450 mm / transparent resin, luminous pigment
beings that appease the grief of fathers who had to erase their children due to economic and other circumstantial difficulties.


8. A Middle-aged Man in a Sauna

2006 / h 3000 x 3200 x 2000 mm / fiber reinforced plastic, oil paint
A smaller figure of a man with these sons in a sauna was exhibited facing the larger solitary middle-aged man figure. This work provided a space where the visitor could take pictures, sitting next to this large man, while the figure overlooked the vision of his dream.

9. The French Revolution

2006 / h 3000 x 3200 x 2000 mm / rigid urethane, lacquer
I told a story of men commonly found in construction sites in a 4-panel cartoon style. They are always talking about societal issues but uninterested in the stories of others, daily life is more important to them. Asides from the single figure who discusses the societal issues, all of the other figures are eating American food and drinking beer. In their hearts, they have an instinctive passion for their society, but they are incapable of expressing this. The figures are named Danton, Pierre, Benoit, Antoine, Frederic. Their names are like those of the French revolutionaries that lead the French Revolution.

10. A Resurrected Pooh

2008 / h 2200 x 1100 x 750 mm / performance
Through this work, the visitors met a resurrected Pooh. This work gave them a chance to meet a martyr, a provider of a place of rest in real life.

In Retrospect…

I faced a lot of administrative difficulties trying to put together this exhibition; spaces were booked and cancelled a week before the show, the truck transporting the shipping container could not move during weekdays, and certain places did not allow trucks to enter in the first place – al of this in 15 degrees subzero weather. Despite this, I successfully moved the exhibition around to different spots with the largest floating population. Over 4,500 visitors came to the exhibition, and I received a lot of helping hands. I could not spend the holiday season with my family from having to guard the exhibition, but seeing the families enjoy my works and couples warming themselves in the exhibition space gave me solace. I was met with warmth from a lot of people, but I remember one particular encounter with a grandmother who came to the exhibition in Yeongdeungpo. She held my hands tightly and asked me to ‘keep making exhibitions for the working class,’ and it made me want to continue making work that brings itself to the public.



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