|The May 18 Spirit: Defending and Sharing the May 18 Spirit with Art|
|Date : 2019-06-10 Hit : 133|
The paintings are the art of life. That is an artistic way to express his/her feelings, anger and sharing the spirit to their viewers about any particular events. It is worthy to see that Korean artists are using their Art to transferring and sharing the May 18 Spirit to their future generation of the Gwangju and Korea. Recently, the May 18 Memorial Foundation has organized art gallery that consists of drawings, sketches and cartoons movies, testimonies for children in the 518 Art Gallery, at Gwangju, Republic of Korea.
The artist shows her art through various sketches about the struggle of the May 18Gwangju Democratization Movement of 1980. The sketches are simple, abhorrence, cartoons, drawings, and pictures for the children. The massage of these sketches are very simple for children, so they could understand by the children about the spirit of the May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement. The message of the artist is very clear that whenever tyranny comes and take over power it uses violence against innocent citizens who stands for their rights, and aspiration of democratization. The way the artist shows the guns and soldiers with guns with nonviolent. Many sketches show that soldiers are using their weapons against common citizens and spreading violence against those who are marching for human rights and democratization.
The May 18 Spirit means that sharing the message and solidarity with those human rights activists and defenders who are struggling about the protection and promotion of human rights, democratization and peacebuilding in their respective countries and worldwide. Moreover, another message of the May 18 Spirit is that we should not forget our past and struggle of our heroes about our future generation. As George Santayana famously stated that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Therefore, the May 18 Memorial Foundation is connecting the past with the future. The Foundation is sharing the brutal past and great struggle of the May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement through artist format with their future generation. Consequently, the future generation could learn from their past of May 18 Gwangju Democratic Movement, understand the sacrifices of their heroes who martyred for their future and humanizing them with the May 18 Spirit, so the past should not be repeated. Let’s us spread the May 18 Spirit with Art so we all defeat our tyranny in our respective countries who are waiting, to ambush our human rights, democratization and peace and lets stand with the May 18 Spirit.
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