They are Lying
2020

exhibition project

This participatory exhibition project explores the differences in historical perspectives among countries in East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan), particularly the debate surrounding World War II.


All sections are constructed from sources written not in one language but languages from different countries, displayed in parallel:

- comments on the history of the war by heads of state in East Asia
-  interviews with the participants in this exhibition about the project theme
- reading of influential stories regarding the culture of remembrance
- photos of the places associated with the war and their descriptions from sources in various languages
- timelines from Chinese, Japanese and Korean history textbooks