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Remember Me

BY HYUNJEE NICOLE KIM

The ongoing protests in the works of feminist activist-artist Yoshiko Shimada

YOSHIKO SHIMADA, Becoming a Statue of a Japanese Comfort Woman, 2018, 

digital image documentation of performance at Central Park in Glendale, California. Courtesy Weng San Sit.

She was, at first glance, expressionless, but her smooth facial features belied fearlessness and fortitude. Her straight, chin-length hair was neatly cropped. Dressed in a stiff kimono and entirely covered in gold paint to imitate the sheen of buffed bronze, she sat tall and straight-backed, staring directly ahead…

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