Kim Seo-kyung and Kim Eun-sung

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Kim Seo-kyung and Kim Eun-sung
Hangul
Revised RomanizationGim Seo-gyeong
Gim Un-seong
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŏkyŏng
Kim Unsŏng

Kim Seo-kyung & Kim Eun-sung are Korean sculptors.

They are best known for the Statue of Peace.[1] The statue was completed in 2011 and placed near the Japanese embassy in Seoul.[2] It was just one of over 20 similar statues designed by the couple, most of which are located in Korea, with at least two in the USA.[1]

In 2017 they announced plans to make another sculpture, this one named "Vietnam Pieta", and designed to commemorate victims of the massacres in the Vietnam War, allegedly perpetrated by Korean soldiers.[1][3] The artists declared that just like Korean activists are using the Statue of Peace to pressure Japan, with the Statue of Peace and its replicas placed near numerous Japan embassies around the world, so should Korea be subject to similar pressure from Vietnam.[4][1]

They have been married since 1990.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Statue planned for another type of victim". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. ^ "'Peace Monument' for former 'comfort women' established in front of Japanese embassy". Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "'Peace through solidarity' – Korean artists reflect over Vietnam war atrocities". Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Sculptor to make symbol of Vietnam massacres". koreatimes. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.