Camellia Has Fallen: Contemporary Korean Artists Reflect on the Jeju Uprising
February 7 - May 4, 2014
Park Kyung Houn, Language Resesarch, 1998, silkscreen and drawing.
The Sonoma County Museum (SCM) will mount the first-ever US contemporary art exhibition to focus on Sasam or the "4.3 Incident" on Jeju Island, South Korea. This 4.3 Incident is little known beyond Jeju and was a massacre that took place on the island under U.S. occupation starting in April 1948. Approximately one tenth of the island’s population was killed (as many as 30,000 people) in what was considered at the time an elimination of communist forces among the general populace.
This exhibition is co-curated by SCM Director Diane Evans and An Hyekyoung, Director of Artspace.C in Jeju, South Korea.
The exhibition was supported in part by Sonoma County Museum, Artspace C, the Arts Council of Korea, the Jeju 4.3 Peace Foundation, the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, and Liz and Mario Uribe.