Haeyun Park

  • View of  “Night Crazing.”
    picks October 24, 2022

    Sung Hwan Kim

    Sung Hwan Kim’s solo exhibition “Night Crazing” tracks the ways in which narratives of modernity and progress in postwar Korea intersect with the complex legacy of Cold War politics that still reverberates through the collective psyche of its inhabitants. In the ten-minute, single-channel video Washing Brain and Corn, 2010, the artist describes the physical effect of being brainwashed as a hand traces the eyes and mouths of a man and girl with a black marker pen over a transparent film. At points, a voice sings a kind of refrain, a Korean phrase meaning “I hate Communists.” The rallying cry is