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Minjung misul " the people's art" existed in the Republic of Korea in the 1970-1980's, artists criticized the authorities and revealed sores of the existing regime and society. They fought for democratic freedom, along with thousands participated in demonstrations. In the 1990s most artists have left the idea of fighting. However, since the presidency of Lee Myung-bak, and especially after Park Geun-hye decided to run for president, political art found new life. Lee Ha is one of the most active political artists today. His works attract more and more public attention. Lee Ha put up on the streets of Seoul posters and dropped leaflets with the imageof ParkGeun-hye,LeeMyung bak and other politicians.Duringperformancesartist was arrested by the police, and after was charged.
Thus, the political art in the Republic of Korea continues to exist and is taking new
forms. This study examined Lee Ha’s art and answered the question, what Korean political art is like today and how Korean society reacts to it.
Minjung-gayo is a name for Korean protest songs that originated after the Gwanju Massacre (18-27 May, 1980) and the Jeon Du Hwan's presidency (1980-1988). The development of minjung-gayo was influenced by Korean poetry of the colonial period as well as the censure in the 1970s and the foreign protest songs widely spread in the 1980-90s among Korean students. The paper analyses the protest songs of Yun Min Seok that have considerably contributed to the anti-governmental demonstrations during Park Geun Hye presidency (2013-2016). The author explores the main types, topics and lyrics of the most influential songs of Yun Min Seok.