London has a true “Don’t Miss” sight floating on the Thames this month. This giant lantern is made from 500 drawings created by some of the Koreans who fled from North Korea to South Korea during the Koran War (1950-1953).
Ik-Joong Kang, a highly regarded South Korean multimedia artist, has created this poignant memorial to the millions displaced and divided during the conflict. He returned to South Korea and invited the ex-north Koreans, now in their 80s and 90s, to recall and capture memories of their times before their flight to the south – a mixture of happy and sad memories, no doubt – recalling childhood, homes and lost families and friends.
1-30 September 2016, next to Millenium Bridge
Good views from Millenium Bridge and south bank. Aerial views from Tate Modern.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 8 September 2016
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