In such a rapid paced world today, change is necessary. Change may be the start of a new idea, or may exist to allow justice to happen.
The first exhibition of the 2017-2018 academic year was held on the topic "Change". The works displayed in the exhibition either demand for a change from the viewer, or demonstrates how changes are made in an abstract way.
Strike (featured on the left),by Ye Rim Yang is one of the artworks in the exhibition that insists that change is necessary. The work is mainly done with cut paper and foam board, and it shows five bowling pins, each with a national flag: Spain, France, Germany, England, and Turkey. The bowling ball is labeled as IS.The work captures the moment when the bowling ball has hit the pins. This work explicitly represents the IS' terror attack. The pins, which used to be in order, have lost their peace and are now suffering from the terror's side effects. This artwork conveys the message that there are actually more countries suffering from terrorist attacks, but people are mainly focusing on the well-known and developed countries such as France. It is demanding a change of the indifference attitude of the audience and is asking them to pay attention to countries that have a narrow position comparatively, but is also troubled due to IS.
Another artwork that was created by Jun Kim (featured below) expresses the change in an abstract way. In this art piece, a headphone goes through 3 steps of breaking down, then blending the pieces into abstraction. In the very last picture, it is even hard to recognize the headphones anymore! It is amazing how an ordinary headphone could inspire and change into something totally different.
The exhibition fully demonstrates its theme, change, but at the same time, all of the artworks are unique to show 'Change'. I believe all of us are lucky to appreciate such wonderful artworks. - Su Hyeon