Victims of South Korea’s Sewol Ferry Disaster Remembered One Year On.
On 16 April 2015, it marks one year since the Sewol ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea. Alternative spaces Artforum Rhee organized the memorial exhibition ‘Yello Wing’ to commemorate the victims of the Sewol Ferry Tragedy.
On April 16, 2014, the 6,825-ton ferry Sewol capsized and sank off Jindo Island in the country’s southwest, leaving 295 dead and nine still missing. Among 476 passengers aboard the ill-fated vessel were 325 students of Danwon High School on a school trip to Jeju Island. Among them, only 75 students survived. The yellow ribbons symbolize solidarity for the victim’s families, and hope that the missing students will be found and come home safely.
To bring them consolation, the victims still missing and have struggling with the tragedy, the exhibition rooms are covered with yellow wings which are a symbol of solidarity on Sewol tragedy. As an interactive installation, public can take part in with their handmade yellow paper wings.
*how to make your yellow paper wings