The title of this exhibition is the Famous Show, in which famous women throughout history from around the world morph into Eyedolls. Alternatively, the Eyedolls can be viewed as playing the roles of these famous women. The women portrayed by Eyedolls have images that have been established and fixed by the mainstream media, the window through which contemporary Western civilization views the world. Kim wants the huge eyes of her Eyedolls to act as windows, too, enabling the audience to perceive the world differently. Taking a step further, she wants the audience to reset the idées fixes injected by the media about the famous women. It somehow appears that she is targeting feminists who have taken after men in the process of achieving the goal of gender equality. It is worth noting that Gloria Steinem, a feminist who emphasizes woman’s attractiveness and continues to be active today, is on the list. All of the characters in the Famous Show, including Shin Saimdang, the Korean poster girl of a Confucian good wife and wise mother; Yu Gwan-sun, one of the leaders of the Korean independence movement against Japanese occupation; Marie Antoinette, the queen who was executed during the French Revolution; Anne Frank, the symbol of the Holocaust; and the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, dissolve into Eyedolls, young girls with limitless potential and ingenuous yearnings.

 
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Iron Lady 2012

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Vivienne Westwood

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 135x114cm, Ed. 1

 
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Coco Chanel, 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 135x114cm, Ed. 1

 
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Another Monroe 2012.

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 108x108cm, Ed. 1

 
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Madame Curie, 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 135x98cm, Ed. 1

 
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Marie Antoinette, 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 145x105cm, Ed. 1

 
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Angelina Jolie, 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 130x110cm, Ed. 1

 
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Gloria Steinem

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 135x115cm, Ed. 1

 
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Anne Frank, 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 125x104cm, Ed. 1

 
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Joan of Arc, 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 140x91cm, 2012, Ed. 1

 
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Conflict Snow White, 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed under Lenticular, 127x110cm, Ed. 1

 
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Conflict Snow White, 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed under Lenticular, 127x110cm, Ed. 1

 
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Jane Goodal, 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 135x100cm, Ed. 1

 
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Mari Kim (Self portrait), 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 130x144cm, Ed. 1

 
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Mulan, 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 135x88cm, Ed. 1

 
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Shin Saimdang, 2012

Ultrachrome ink printed on canvas, 165x124cm, Ed. 1