Arts at a Glance

Artists from novelists and painters to singers and poets have hugely contributed to uncovering the truth of Jeju 4·3 Uprising and Massacre. This section gives a glimpse into the major movements of Jeju’s art and culture and their influence on healing and uncovering the truth. It begins with writer Hyun Ki-young’s “Sun-i-Samch’on,” the first major literary work to deal with the massacre, followed by Haewon Sangsaeng Gut, painter Kang Yo-bae, woodcutter Park Kyung-hoon, band Noripae Hallasan, art group Baramkoji, director O Muel’s award-winning film “Jiseul,” the songs of April that commemorate Jeju 4·3 and writer Kim Sok-pom.

“Sun-i Samch’on”

by Hyun Ki-young

An iconic novel that captures the essence of Jeju 4·3

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Haewon Sangsaeng Gut

A shamanic ritual to soothe never-ending sorrow and trauma

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Kang Yo-bae

The artist’s epic work brings the Jeju of 4·3 vividly to life

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Wood engravings

by Park Kyong-hoon

Powerful cuts made by the artist in his early years

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‘Noripae Hallasan’

Uncovering the truth of Jeju 4·3 through madanggeuk art

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‘Baramkoji’

A local arts group and the 4·3 Art Festival stay true to the spirit of the people’s art movement

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‘Jiseul’

by O Muel

Prominent indie film drew public attention to Jeju 4·3

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The songs of April that commemorate the Jeju Uprising and Massacre

‘An Elegy for Little Camellias’
and ‘The Sleepless Southern Island’
are local favorites

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Kim Sok-pom

A writer who devoted his life to Jeju 4·3 literary testimonies

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