At the end of last month the Unification Piano (known to many simply as the Barbed Wire Piano) was unveiled in South Korea. The piano was commissioned by South Korea’s Ministry of Unification and Cheil Worldwide marketing as both a symbol of the division between North and South Korea (which has now been in place for over 70 years), and also as a symbol of Korea’s liberation from Japanese rule.
Where the Unification Piano came from
The idea for this piano was conceived last year when the Pope visited Korea. He was presented with a crown of thorns which was also made out of Korean barbed wire. The idea of using the barbed wire in the piano supposedly represents peace, rather than war and destruction. Continue reading “Unification Piano Unveiled”