Radical encounters and reflections on the work of Kimsooja

Public Lecture by Michelle Yun
Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Asia Society Museum

Wednesday, November 28th , 2018 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Korean Cultural Center New York
460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, NYC

Free admission

AHL Foundation Public Lecture Series 2018
In Collaboration with Korean Cultural Center New York

Kimsooja, To Breathe: Invisible Mirror/Invisible Needle (2005), 10:01 loop, sound from Kimsooja's The Weaving Factory (2004) voice performance, 9:52 loop. Installation view at Teatro La Fenice, Venice, 2005. Photo by Luca Campigotto. Courtesy of The Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation and Kimsooja Studio

Kimsooja (b. 1957 in Daegu, South Korea) is a multimedia artist whose transcendent installations and video works incorporate repetitive actions, meditative practices, and serial forms as a means to explore the relationship between the body, spatiality, and memory. Her early use of Korean bottari has become a central element of her practice and serves as a vehicle to delve into existential questions relating to the relationship between life and death, cultural dislocation, and explorations of the self and other. This lecture will illuminate Kimsooja’s pioneering vision and focuses on elements of the artist’s dynamic practice that explore important and timely issues relating to gender, national identity, nature, and cosmogony.


About the Speaker

Image courtesy of Edward Mapplethorpe

Michelle Yun is the Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Asia Society Museum where she oversees the modern and contemporary exhibition programs and the Museum’s permanent collection of contemporary Asian art. Yun was formerly the curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries. She has served as the Project Director of Cai Guo-Qiang’s studio and as a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in addition to organizing numerous independently curated exhibitions. Yun is a frequent lecturer on modern and contemporary Asian art.

Radical encounters and reflections on the work of Kimsooja  is
presented as a part of Korean Culture Day 2018 for November Program

Miro Yoon