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Noble Savage- -Unwholesome Relationships (no.2)

Jae Lee2009

Korean Art Museum Association

Korean Art Museum Association
Seoul, South Korea

This work shows the phenomenon of the power of society concretely. Through the formation process of the social hierarchy system we can analogize our civilization process. In fact, the corruption of the education system created the standardized criteria for judgment ignoring the original differences.

Details

  • Title: Noble Savage- -Unwholesome Relationships (no.2)
  • Creator: Lee, Jae Hoon, 이재훈
  • Date Created: 2009
  • Physical Dimensions: w1020 x h1450 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Korean traditional paper, quicklime, oriental color, acrylic color. Fresco
  • Collection: Hancome Inc.
  • Artist's Note: A monument that cannot be a monument A monument is part of a social system that one’s subjective and internal value and ideal will be involved. It pursues a group’s beliefs and idealizes social roles. A monument figure stands solemnly and rigidly as part of our society. As a monument represents superficial characteristics and symbols, its physical existence contains social values. If the ideal value, meaning it represents and the reality has a gap, the monument is perceived only as a social belief or a sign. The real meaning is forgotten and it would be a monument that cannot be a monument: a un-monument that lost its original meaning and value. Nietzsche quoted, “The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.” In other words, the irrationality is a condition of the rationality, because the relative value of them satisfies mutual existence. Thus, the existence of irrationality is a criterion of a rationality valuation. Like this, Un-monument is a paradoxical symbol to judge a value of a monument’s irrationality. This work is not trying to show the monument’s irrational role or value through the symbolism. Its purpose is to raise a 3 part question: monumentalized socially accepted norms inside our consciousness is the representation of unconditional belief and absolutes, a gap between social rationality (ideal value) and irrationality (reality), and the righteousness of these socially accepted norms being as men’s valuation standards.
  • Artist's Education: Chungang University. Seoul, Korea. B.F.A. & M.F.A., Korean Painting.

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