Art Exhibition Opening Reception: Love and Purity over Self-Protection By Chihoon Jeong

5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2012
8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hartman Room (B23), Boston University School of Theology
I will have my first art exhibition: 'Love and Purity over Self-Protection' from October 30th to November 16th at Boston University School of Theology. There will be Opening Reception on Tuesday, October 30th at 5:30pm. Please come and see my artwork (photographs and abstract paintings about Tango) inspired by my experiences in Argentina 2011. Also, please invite your friends to the exhibition. I look forward to seeing you there. Thank you! Estimados Todos, Voy a tener el primero exposición de mi arte:´Love and Purity over Self-Protection´ del 30 de octubre al 16 de noviembre en La Universidad de Boston Facultad de Teología. Habrá la recepción de apertura en el martes, el 30 de octubre a las 17:30. Por favor vengan y vean mis fotos y las pinturas sobre Tango que están inspirados por mis experiencias en Argentina 2011. También, por favor inviten a sus amigos a la muestra. Espero verles a ustedes en la muestra! Muchas Gracias. Artist’s Statement Art is an important medium I use to express my theology and philosophy, especially understanding of human and spiritual relationships. As a Korean studying abroad — in the United States and Argentina — I am constantly exploring the meaning of harmony among people, between people and the natural world, and all of us in relation to the divine. Whatever our cultural context, I believe that the key to living life well is opening ourselves — becoming vulnerable in our love for one another — so that we may live lives of mutual love and respect; accepting one another as the great and precious beings we are made to be. As a part of an overseas semester of study, I produced a number of photographs and paintings, which reflect upon my time spent in Argentina during the fall semester of 2011. I would like to share my artworks with the public and with members of my school community. The title of the exhibition is “Love and Purity over Self-Protection.” It is my reflection upon how we can make harmonious relationships with other people in our lives. In our world today, we experience broken relationships. Different people, communities, societies, and nations are fighting each other and trying to protect themselves at the cost of others. It causes conflicts and human suffering. I think that we should willfully choose love over self-protection and be pure of heart in order to make harmonious relationships.