Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with world renowned artist Kang Ik-joong, presents 50,000 Windows, A Future Wall, a mural project representing the dreams of 50,000 children. Drawings and objects, capturing the dreams of children living in the Marado Islet located in the southernmost area of Korea all the way up to those children living in the country’s most northern civilian-access area, have been made into a single work of art filling a huge wall measuring 72 meters by 10 meters that is linked to the first and second passageways of Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art building. 50,000 Windows, A Future Wall is a dream-like project by artist Kang Ik-joong who intends to illustrate all of our dreams through children. It is also a collective art project to be completed through participation and communication with volunteers from all walks of life. For the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art as one of the representative public art museums of Gyeonggi province, it is beneficial and symbolic as a public art project linking the local to the global, emphasizing interaction with the general public. I expect the project will provide an invaluable opportunity not only for children, but also for adults and art experts alike to share their dreams and future hopes through this work of art capturing a myriad of children’s dreams.
I drew an astronaut because I want to see if aliens are truly living in the universe. / I imagined a land of hamburgers as I really want to eat them. / I depicted Mr. Kang Ik-joong. I wonder what he looks like and I want to see him. / I want to become a pro-gamer. If given a scholarship, I will give half to my mother and spend the rest playing games and eating delicious things.
This is the Filipino national flag. I want to go the home of my mother. I love the Philippines! / Sir, I have a question. May I draw several pictures? There are lots of things I want to do when I grow up. / This is all money. I want to become rich, so I drew lots of money. / Spiderman! He looks great. / It’s a house with a swimming pool. I want to live in such a house.
I did it because someday I want to enjoy a sumptuous meal at a palace. / I am not able to meet my cousin a lot because she lives in Eujeongbu. I drew her pretty face, trying to remember what it looks like. / My dream is to become a pianist. I will play the piano for many people. / This is a cute rabbit. I drew it in pink, my favorite color. / If my painting is exhibited at the museum, see it carefully. I hope other people nurtures their dreams.
I like my mom and dad. This is my happy family. / I want to become a soldier driving a tank. That sounds great. / I don’t want to show you. The paintings is no so good. What a shame! / My dream is to become a dentist. I drew a tiger as it was hard to depict. / I want to grow up to be tall. I am now 120 cm. I will be so happy if I become 130 cm. / A while ago, my grandmother passed away. I drew her face since I missed her so much.
Planning / Ik-joong kang, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art
Educator in charge / Choi hye kyoung
Project in Charge / Yang Won-Mo
Communications / Yeo Kyung Hwan, Kaye Yoon
Curatorial Supports / Kim Eun Young(Chief Curator), Park U Chan, Gim Jong Gil, Kim Ji Hee, Hwang Rock Joo, Kim Hyun Jung
Administrative Supports / Lee Gyeong Ho (Senior Manager, Administrative Support Team), Lee Ho Sun, Jung Seung Hee, Chae Jung Min, Kim TaeYoung
Children’s mural painting research group / Byun Jung Mee
I-Kang Studio / Lee Jung , Lee Hye K
Assistant / Lee Joo Heun, Park Hye Jung, Kim Jun Eun , Kim Sung Jun, Hwang Sun Young
Photo / Park Jung-hoon Photo Studio
Translation / www.artntext.com
Organized by / Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art
Hosted by / Children’s mural painting research group
Supported by / Korean National Commission for UNESCO, KOREAN COMMITTEE FOR UNICEF
Sponsored by / Hakgojae