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Chronology

Gwangju Democratizing Movement

Significance

4

Category 1

Politics

Category 2

Year

1980.5.18

Region(venue)

South Korea

Region(content)

City

Gwangju

Content

The Gwangju Democratizing Movement (Gwangju Uprising) occurs. As martial law is expanded at 00:00, the martial law troops (paratroopers) begin massacres and atrocities against students and citizens. Hong Sungdam later conveys the incident nationally and internationally with his print series.

Participating artist(s)

Link

FM No.

1038

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