Frankenstein’s creation, the most famous monster in the world, is a character that stimulates the imagination of many people worldwide. Perhaps the reason Frankenstein’s monster is so beloved is because it reflects the human condition today.
Until November 26, the Jeonbuk Museum of Art is holding a special exhibition, I’m Sorry, Frankenstein, which tells the story of the coexistence of humans and machines, various species in the ecosystem, and humans and non-humans.
In a rapidly changing world driven by science and technology, it arouses new desires while simultaneously bringing fear and anxiety. In Mary Shelley’s pioneering science fiction novel, Frankenstein (1818), the ‘monster’ was a being objectified during an era when scientific technology began to advance and was shunned due to its unfamiliarity. The exhibition, like the story of Frankenstein, encourages us to reflect on our attitudes toward various non-human entities existing today and and to adopt an equitable perspective.
The exhibition features the works of 21 artists, including paintings, videos, installations, and media artworks, bringing together internationally renowned artists like Nam June Paik, Hito Steyerl, Peter Weibel, leading contemporary domestic artists like Ryu Sungsil and Lee Sinae, as well as local artists based in Jeonbuk such as Park JongChan and Lee Juri.