Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Urban Crop Circle

Come paint Dokkaebi with us, traditional Korean goblin spirits that scare the bad away and protect our WWII Comfort Women altar. This event is part of the Sacred Memories: Cross Cultural Celebration of Day of the Dead opening reception, held at the Pico House Gallery near Olvera Street. Comfort Women is a euphemism for the 100,000 to 200,000 women and girls swept away from their homes and forced into service for the Japanese military during World War II. Many women were from Korea, and others from China, the Philippines, and other Japanese-occupied territories. This altar was inspired by the poignant "Comfort Women" memorial sculpture, installed in Seoul South Korea, Glendale California, and other cities around the world. These sculptures have become both political magnets for history revisionists who vocally oppose the sculptures' installations, and emotional emissaries that convey an agonizing narrative of inhumanity.

Pico House Gallery
424 North Main Street
Los Angeles
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