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Forum 054: Ina Kwon Munich/Gyeongju

Munich 72.
29.07.2022 - 08.01.2023

Ina Kwon, "Piles of Earth and Rubble. München / Gyeongju“, 2021 © Ina Kwon, 2021
Foto: © Ina Kwon, Ina Kwon
Our Forum photography series is pleased to present Leipzig photographer Ina Kwon’s works exploring Munich’s Olympiaberg (Olympic Hill). Kwon juxtaposes images of Munich and the city of Gyeongju, South Korea, where tumuli dating back to the Kingdom of Silla can be found extensively. After years in oblivion, many of these burial mounds were finally reconstructed in the 1970s. In Munich, Schuttberg, a great pile of rubble left behind by World War II, also found new life, this time as the central element of a landscape park, to mark the Summer Olympics. Ina Kwon uses photographs and text to illustrate her travels and her research in these two locations that share one defining feature – in both artificial hills are deployed to bury, expose, construct and rewrite history.

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