New Babel Tower

New Babel Tower

My artwork has used the motif of the tower of Babel. The tower was built in the form of Ziggurat,it's an outcome of people’s desire to reach the heaven.The structure of the Babylonian tower has been transferred into my work as reflection of social structure with class differentiation. In the film "Metropolis",Fritz Lang brings in motif of Babel tower but within context of the capitalism.In the movie the tower has 2 sections—the upper&the lower part—representing capitalist and laborer classes.The tower reveals imperialism in the neo-capitalistic world."New Babel Tower"seeks to expose the hegemony in society. The matter of my work is the English language. In fact,many Koreans are under pressure of using English,which shows that we are eager to become successful in the society.Judging people by whether who speak good English or not and being obsessed with English is in symbolic sense a violence imposed in society. The phenomenon gives an explanation why Korean feel insecure of being. The skyscrapers of the 21st century and the works of Malevich were the inspiration to my work.I put the monumental miniature of Babel tower on top—to show human beings are building another tower of Babel.

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arron liu
9 anni fa
arron liu Artista
nice idea
Helga Kalversberg
9 anni fa
I like your very well designd
New Babel Tower !
Best regards
Helga
TAKIS ALEXIOU
10 anni fa
TAKIS ALEXIOU Artista
Dear Jee,
I am really very sorry for the inexcusable delay, but for some reason I had no access to my Events’ Comments up to yesterday night…
So please let us have your private e-mails for direct communication. We are ready to send you our first and second Info-papers (IP). The third, with the application form, will be in your hands few days later…
Sorry once more. Keep in touch, yours Takis & Committee
Christiane Bernreuther
10 anni fa
Great work !
Davide Robert Ross
10 anni fa
Very interesting your work, you vote with pleasure!
Sung eun Bae
10 anni fa
Sung eun Bae Artista
awesome~~kkk
jee young Lee
11 anni fa
jee young Lee Art lover
wow~
Alessio Ancillai
11 anni fa
Thanks for your great work!

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