The Coreana Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of Hidden Workers in celebration of the museum’s 15th anniversary. The exhibition illuminates the stories of ‘women’s work,’ an ever-present topic that has seldom been highlighted.
Works in which female artists engage directly with the subject of labor show unique perspectives upon the duties assigned to them, ranging from housework and childcare in the 1970s to service work in the 2010s. Artists as an observer or a recorder unveil the activities of women of diverse nationalities and occupations from an objective standpoint, and raise issues related to the social structure. Artists as storytellers, who create and tell a variety of stories in relation to labor, reflect the gendered, binary power structure and the internalized history that are hidden behind the women’s work.
Liliana Angulo Cortes, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Hye Jeong Cho & Sook Hyun Kim, Marisa Gonzalez, Guerrilla Girls, Jungeun Kim, Lim Yoonkyung, Martha Rosler, SHIM HyeJung, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Maya Zack