Awakenings and KAN WIN are proud to present Embodying Justice, a new visual art exhibit that showcases the power of survivors’ storytelling through art to instigate social and political change. Awakenings seeks to promote awareness of the ongoing activism of survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery, who were euphemistically called “comfort women,” before and during WWII. Through art, we seek to spark discussion about connections to contemporary sexual violence in relation to state violence. Inspired by the women using art as a living testimony, we envision creating a local movement in solidarity with global activism.
Visitors to the gallery will be invited to take part in an interactive art installation as well as have the opportunity to sit and have their photo taken with the Statue of Peace (Sonyeosang).
Tour Embodying Justice with your school or community group for a guided tour and discussion with the Awakenings Staff. You may also tour the exhibit as an individual with a private guided in-person or virtual tour. All tours are free and open to the public.