Song of Myself

Savina Museum of Contemporary Art
Dec 30, 2021 12:56AM

2020-07-29 ~ 2020-11-14

‘I celebrate myself, and sing myself, and what I assume you shall assume, for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I lean and loaf at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. My tongue, every atom of my blood, form’d from this soil, this air, Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their parents the same.’

<Walt Whitman, Song of Myself>

Savina Museum of Contemporary Art's special summer exhibition "Song of Myself" is an exhibition that explores various relationships that form the self, starting with the essential question of "Who am I?" and seeks an approach to establish an integrated identity. The title of the exhibition and its main theme came from a series of 52 poems by Walt Whitman, an American poet of the 19th century. This exhibition breaks the stereotype that self-identity has individuality, uniqueness and immutability, and emphasizes that it is formed in a changing process of creation with integrity, complexity, and fluidity. It conveys the message that it is able to realize my true self when the boundary between you and me disappears and conflicting elements of confrontation, competition, and contradiction are fused into the self.

- Sponsor by : Seoul Metropolitan Government

Savina Museum of Contemporary Art