In Korea under Japanese occupation, art and literature were inseparable. Artists and writers actively collaborated on the publication of books and magazines and met frequently in small associations (i.e. Guinhoe [Circle of Nine], Samsa Munhak ['34 Literature Club], Mogilhoe Art Association). While pursuing new aesthetics of the era together, they sought intellectual exchange and solidarity. This exhibition focuses on artists who straddled literature and art (i.e. Rha Hae-seok, Yi Sang, Park Taewon, Kim yongjun, Kim Whanki), and examines the tightknit personal relationships between artists and writers (i.e. Yi Sang and Gu bonung, Jeong Jiyong and Gil Jinseob, Lee Jungseob and Ku Sang, Kim Whanki and Kim Kwang-gyun). Ultimately, the exhibition traces the stream of consciousness of modern intellectuals who, with their burning passions, sought to vitalize art and literature under the unfortunate circumstances of forced occupation by the Japanese.