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Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, ALL UNHAPPY FAMILIES ARE ALIKE, 2016, two-channel HD video projection, color, sound, 6 minutes 48 seconds. Installation view. Photo: Sang-tae Kim.

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

Art Sonje Center

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, ALL UNHAPPY FAMILIES ARE ALIKE, 2016, two-channel HD video projection, color, sound, 6 minutes 48 seconds. Installation view. Photo: Sang-tae Kim.

In recent months, South Korea has seen manifold protests against President Park Geun-hye, who has been accused of mounting a bribery scheme involving her long-term friend and confidante Choi Soon-sil. The president has been impeached, and now, in fact, removed from office, yet protests continue in public squares and avenues in central Seoul. One camp will not stop rallying until Park is jailed; the other defends her, South Korean and US flags in hand, fearful of a repeated invasion from North Korea. As the crisis unfolds, high-level executives from several big corporations are under scrutiny. There could not have been a more timely moment for Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries’ exhibition “LIFE IN THREE EASY VIDEO TUTORIALS,” curated by Sunjung Kim, director of the Art Sonje Center.

These “tutorials” were presented as bilingual video projections, in Korean on the left and English on

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