Monday, June 2, 2014

Some/One


 Some/One, on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, is a comment about war.  Displayed in a dimly lit, nearly empty room with intense light directed upon the sculpture, it is both moving and thought-provoking. 


Thousands of individual military dog tags make up the exterior.  The outstretched arms seem to me  to represent the sacrifice of those whose names are there, each tag representing a man or woman, a frail human body attempting to stave off the effects of war.  Inside are images of machine parts, the machinery of war at work with nothing but this coat of thin metal between it and the world.  
 
Some/One was created by South Korean sculptor Do Ho Sun.  He served in the Korean military. 



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23 comments:

  1. It's very interesting and original sculpture. It's very good that we remember about soldiers who sacrifice their young lives in different wars around over the world.

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  2. Ok I'm going to admit it........I'm no art fan!!! but you find the most interesting exhibits to show on your blog, so much so you've made an art fan out of me. I found this quite moving x Still waiting for your spuds on the hill by the way xxxxx

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  3. This is an amazing piece and the setting sounds like it really adds to the whole effect.

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  4. Amazing sculpture and certainly thought-provoking.

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  5. Certainly very contemplative and creative ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. amazing sculpture...very humbling, My Dad was in Korea:)

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  7. That's an amazing sculpture, truly thought-provoking.

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  8. If only I could be a smidgen creative...! Nice post!

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  9. I find that very moving and can only imagine what the effect of seeing the work in person might be. It has the appearance of a suit of chainmail.

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  10. What a great work! So many names.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. Fascinating piece!! Boom, Bobbi, Gary.

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    1. Wow, what an amazing sculpture which is a remember of soldiers' sacrifice (and so many names!!!) ☆☆☆ Great work, isn't it.

      So sorry for my belated comment and I really appreciate your ind comment. I thought the Japanese youngsters who were taught from you were very lucky♡♡♡

      Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  12. Wow ! that's a creative sculpture ! And it even looks nice !

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  13. Spectacular piece! It says what words cannot.

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  14. It does speak, doesn't it. What a grand piece of art.

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