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Jiwon Park: Leviathans

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Presented by UT - Department of Art & Art History at AT&T Conference Center, Austin TX

Sep 29 2016
Jiwon Park: Leviathans

In Leviathans, Jiwon Park examines the flags of 206 sovereign nations, whether recognized by the United Nations or not. She turns these symbols of utopian aspirations to national cohesion into pie-chart-like objects, emphasizing their standardized character based on carefully calibrated percentages of colors. These cool, geometric, abstract forms raise questions: How do they engender patriotic fervor, rally and unite? How do these symbols generate perceptions of shared values and histories? The

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