Untitled, 2019, Water, soap, lights and wood,
Dimension vary


In South Korea, there is a culture of holding memorial service for one’s ancestors to commemorate and respect their ancestors, which is based on Buddhism. Women in the household prepare food for commemorative rites, and men lead
Women who even believe in Christianity need to participate in ritual ceremonies for ancestors. The man is in the center of ancestral rites even though ancestral memorial ceremonies stand on the basis of women’s sacrifice and devotion.

Sunwoo made this installation to respect women’s sacrifice.

installation view

Safe House 2020 — Curated by. Sungah Kang