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ART: Ji Yeo - Society’s Ideal Beauty

South Korean artist Ji Yeo intensively focuses on the notion of beauty and its complex definition within contemporary society. 

‘Ji believes beauty is integral to human nature, and people find beauty in the most difficult circumstances, during emotional chaos and disorder, within societal taboos and the breaking of such taboos and even in the face of death.’

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  • Yeo Wool: Imagine if someone handed you a box full of all the items you have lost throughout your lifetime
  • Ji Dwi: It would be nice to get my sense of purpose back
  • Hansung: My childhood innocence! Thank you for finding this
  • Ban Ryu: My will to live! I haven't seen this in 15 years
  • Soo Ho: I knew I lost that potential somewhere!
  • Sun Woo: Mental stability my old friend!
  • Yeo Wool: Guys, could you lighten up a little?
  • *sun woo, ji dwi, yeo wool, ban ryu, soo ho, and han sung sitting at the dining hall as suspenseful music plays*
  • ban ryu: i want answers. and i want them now.
  • ban ryu: who. did. it?
  • soo ho:
  • han sung:
  • yeo wool:
  • ji dwi:
  • sun woo:
  • jung kook: *randomly walks in with phone in hand* oh, hey tae hyung!
  • han sung: oh, hey! what's up?
  • jung kook: wait, who are you guys? where's the dorm?
  • yeo wool: i don't believe i know you.
  • jung kook: where's ji mim hyung? where's mom and dad? what?
  • han sung: mama jin and papa joon are out having their anniversary date and the dorm is actually down the hall, jung kookie. i'll explain everything later.
  • jung kook: okay then, hyung. nice meeting you weirdly dressed people then... *leaves*
  • soo ho: han sung, who's that?
  • han sung: just a friend. anyways, back to the scene.

Ji Yeo Examines Beauty Via Post Plastic Surgery Photographs from BEAUTIFUL/DECAY MAGAZINE by Ryan De La Hoz. Originally from Seoul, Korea Ji Yeo now resides in Rhode Island. From 2009 – 2012 she worked on an extensive photography project entitled The Beauty in which she documented numerous women in Seoul, Korea immediately after they had undergone plastic surgery. With a sensitive demeanor Yeo highlights an aspect of our current culture that has become increasingly commonplace. Ji explains that “…Beauty is integral to human nature, and people find beauty in the most difficult circumstances, during emotional chaos and disorder, within social taboos and the breaking of such taboos and even in the face of death. My work focuses on ideas of “beauty” in contemporary culture, specifically in how women in our culture come to define and enforce an ideal of beauty on themselves…”

  • hwi hwa: can any of you pass me the salt?
  • soo ho: *passes terrible jokes about salt*
  • ban ryu: *passes salt while talking about the extensive history of salt and its significance to mankind*
  • ji dwi: *passes extremely rare salt found only in the west*
  • yeo wool: *passes an expensive unfiltered fresh sea salt*
  • sun woo: *passes himself*
  • han sung: *passes the actual salt*
  • hwi hwa: thanks goodness, han sung.
  • Yeo Wool [wearing a pink bodysuit]: born in the darkness, living in the darkness,,such is the fate of a Hwarang. I am Yeo Wool, Hwarang Warrior.
  • Ji Dwi: but don't you think that colour is too bright for a hwarang?
  • Yeo Wool: I don't need your fashion report.