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Karen Miwon Suh

MA work

Pride and Prejudice

Dear all people who misunderstand that they are free men. 

One day, I realized that a lot of people tend to misunderstand concept of freedom. WHAT IS FREEDOM? Living freely? Pursuing happiness? Expressing own their desire? Are we really free man? Do we have a real freedom now?

We live in a time where we enjoy an empty kind of prosperity – in pursuit of utopia, in pursuit of new things that are yet to exist, or caught up in dreams of something better than what we have now. Everything that can exist, does, all together. The times resemble an enormous collage and we have much more FREEDOM in it.

In this ‘collage’ society, there is really important thing that we should be conscious first. It is realizing contradictions and evil that constantly and naturally happening in the society.

Why this realization for them is important? Reason is simple. Because we are dull about contradiction and having only conventional level to recognize it. If our society becomes more complicated, we have to have keen insight. This is the most ideal way to have a REAL FREEDOM.

Life without the realization is the same as captive animals.

Life without the realization is emptiness that will never fill.

                                                                                                                     Sincerely yours, Zeitgeist

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Jewellery & Metal, 2016

  • I think that people tend to abuse a lot of concepts in our daily lives suh as freedom, development, advance and desire. We have ignored our contradiction and evil under the name of these concepts. Especially, we have to think about FREEDOM. What is the freedom? Are we free man? Most people will agree that they definitely have a freedom. Then, what is the standard for that? My work is a search for answer of that. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art in Print Making, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • The 4th Printmaking Exchange Group Exhibition, Hongik University Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 2010; Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival (ASYAAF), HOMA Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 2011 ; The 5th Printmaking Exchange Exhibition, LUXUN Academy of Fine Art Gallery, Shenyang, China