Jeonnam Museum of Art introduces PARK Youngsook's photo series through “Mourning: In the Wake of Loss”. In this exhibition—centering on “loss” as a keyword—, which traces the process of overcoming psychological pain that every individual has to suffer, the artist raises awareness on the loss of sexuality in womanhood through photography.
Empathizing with the harsh reality of what it means to be a woman without “losing one’s mind” in a patriarchy, PARK has been challenging the conventionality of fixed gender roles through the “Mad Women Project” since 1999. This satirical approach, which employs insanity to liberate women from the chains of society, opens up the discussion about the experience of suffering shame and loss of identity as a woman.
Mourning: In the Wake of Loss
Jeonnam Museum of Art
2022. 6. 30 - 9. 12