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Untitled (This is for Rodney King), 2017

Work On Paper

Graphite on paper

5.88 x 8.12 in

14.9 x 20.6 cm

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    • In commemoration of the 25-year anniversary of the Los Angeles uprising (April 29—May 4, 1992), Kang Seung Lee employs tactics of removal (human body) and re-rendering (figureless tableaux) in graphite to problematize how bodies (as marked by difference) are represented by the media in its extensive, sensationalized coverage of social upheaval and civil unrest. Commonly understood as a white-black conflict, the uprising was also a boiling point for tensions in the Latino and Asian communities, leading to the Los Angeles uprising being the first multi-ethnic race conflict in the United States. Drawn from the work of photojournalists whose images implicate the subjectivities of the city’s residents through graphic depictions of violence, Lee instills instead a solemnity for the lives lost, injured, and communities destroyed.
    • This work is framed.

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