LEESANG ART Co. (director Lee Sang-mi) holds "Amethyst: peace" with Amethyst, the birth stone of February, from February 12 (Tue) to February 21 (Thursday).
LEESANG ART Co. in Seorae Village, Seoul, hosts "strange exhibitions" from November 2018 to October this year. These exhibitions are held every month under the theme of the month's birthstone. LEESANG ART Co. wants to offer audiences gem-like works and gem-like time through an exhibition of artists who polish themselves to become gems and produce special light. In January, <Garnet : True> (Moon-kyung, Beiduri, Yang Ho-jeong) was held with Garnet, the birth stone.
In this exhibition, "Amethyst: peace," artists Kim Jung-hyun and Jeong Su-an, both of whom are active in various genres, including painting and sculpture, will present works interpreting "peace."
Amethyst is one of the world's top six gems and also one of Korea's representative gems. Looking at the mysterious combination of pure blue and red colors of the Amethyst, one can feel why Amethyst means peace.
Peace is not just meant to be a peaceful and harmonious state without anxiety or pain, but is widely used to refer to a diverse range of life phenomena. There are two most prominent views on peace. One is from a passive perspective, the other is from an active perspective. Peace from a passive point of view is a state without war. It is the view of active peace which argues that the idea that a war-less state is peace is not genuine peace. Active peace refers to a state in which human basic needs are met and justice exists, not merely designated by a state without war.
From long ago to today, the meaning of peace exists in various forms: love, inner peace, harmony with nature/space, forgiveness and reconciliation, nothing or anywhere, peace as described in the Bible. People's endless desire for peace turns into a more personal view in modern times, and this view has also influenced today