Join us for the opening reception of "The Kim Sangdon Project: An 8-Channel Video Installation" at the Korean Resource Center 민족학교 (KRC) in Los Angeles' Koreatown. RSVP Online
Location: 900 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Opening: May 25, 2017 5:30-8:30 pm
Regular Exhibit Hours: May 25 - June 23; Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:30pm, Sat 10:00am - 4:00pm
This 8-Channel video installation is an essay film deconstructed from an autobiographical archive of Kim Sangdon created by Duke Choi. The installation allows public access to uproot a suppressed narrative of social justice spanning from his early years between 1919 and until his death in 1986. Kim Sangdon is known as the first elected Seoul Mayor after the 4.19.60 April Revolution and was jailed during the 5.16.61 coup d'état. Through self-exile, he struggled to restore democracy in South Korea and later organized protests throughout American cities. This exhibit is curated by the Korean Resource Center, a nonprofit that seeks to empower low-income, immigrants, and people of color communities.