By Jin-Ah Shin, The financial news, Updated: 2020-07-01 09:54 KST
(Original article: https://www.fnnews.com/news/202007010948003647)
Anyone can access it via PC or mobile at the Korea Comics Museum aka Korean Manhwa Museum’s website.
The Korean Manhwa Museum celebrates the 40th anniversary of the ‘May 18th Democratization Movement’ and re-engraves its significance by celebrating the sublime spirit of victims through the exhibition ‘People, people, and people_5·18, remembered by cartoon,’ was announced online on the 1st July, 2020.
Initially, preparation was made for the May 18th anniversary of the Democratization Movement to be held offline in May, but was postponed indefinitely in the aftermath of the global pandemic Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Instead now, anyone can freely view this exhibition on the homepage of the Korean Manhwa Museum website via PC or mobile. Visitors can move the virtual exhibition space along the movement line, and enjoy the 360-degree exhibition view. It is possible to enlarge images of the displayed cartoon work, so that you can feel it being more realistic and detailed.
This exhibition consists of cartoon works that have been reproduced by adding imagination to the historical facts of May 18th. ‘Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Bang’, it is a total of five works, including ‘26 years’ by Kang, Pull, ‘When the Wind Blows’, ‘Watching the Moon’ by Kim, Sung-jae and Byun, Gi-hyeon respectively, and ‘Kim, Cheol-soo’s story’ by the principle writer.
Director ‘Shin, Jong-Cheol’ of the Korea Manhwa Contents Agency said, “This exhibition is an exhibition where you can gauge the weight of the lives of people who lived with sorrow and pain after May 18th,1980 through the stories of each character in the cartoon work”, “I also wanted to convey the historical truths it contained to many visitors.”
You can also download the “Self-activities” section from the Korean Manhwa Museum’s website, wherein visitors can participate in connection with planning the exhibition. In addition, from July 1st to 8th, an event to present prizes will be held if visitors leave an online exhibition certification and appreciation review on the official Facebook page of the Korean Manhwa Museum.
In the meantime, the Korean Manhwa Museum remains closed indefinitely since February of this year to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the exhibition ‘People, people, and people _ 5·18 remembered by cartoon’ will be held offline when it re-opens.
English translation by Achuina Pamei