A Soldier’s Tale – an exhibition at Asia House, until 20th July 2013

Tim Forrest's E & A

 

Welcome to my new blog site.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the ceasefire that bought the Korean War, known as “The Forgotten War” to its stalemate close. It was a bitter three year war which involved troops from more than twenty nations and resulted in a huge number of civilian and military casualties. The succeeding years have seen a cold war conflict with, as we saw earlier this year, the occasional “posturing” threatening the truce.

Soon-hak Kwon – A work for A Soldier’sTale (detail) 2013

In A Soldier’s Tale, organised by ISKAI Art, 14 artists have been inspired by the stories of British soldiers, not as a glorification of war and political views but rather as a depiction of human endurance, despair and comradeship. Visitors will find a mixture of optimism, pain and perseverance that reflects the experiences of both the soldiers and the Korean…

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