May 14th, 2019

Kim Beom at Kunsthal Aarhus

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Artist: Kim Beom

Venue: Kunsthal Aarhus

Exhibition Title: Water from Ganges River in the Cup Made with Newspaper from Congo

Date: January 30 – May 19, 2019

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Kim Beom, Horse Riding Horse (After Eadweard Muybridge), 2008, 1 channel video, 00:24 (Excerpt)

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Full gallery of images, video, press release and link available after the jump.

Images:

Video:

Kim Beom, Horse Riding Horse (After Eadweard Muybridge), 2008, 1 channel video, 00:24 (Excerpt)

Images and video  courtesy of Kunsthal Aarhus. Photos by Kåre Viemose.

Press Release:

The solo exhibition Water from Ganges River in the Cup Made with Newspaper from Congo at Kunsthal Aarhus shows a broad range of Korean artist Kim Beom’s (b. 1963) work and his approach to making art. Kim is interested in how we see and interpret the world and what happens to objects, when our point of view is slightly altered. In this simple, but radical change of perception, Kim questions the ways in which recognition is related to the act of seeing. His complex works address the relationship between the image and imagery, between facts and fiction, between the visual and tactile encounter. There are often humorous approaches to his examinations. The words and the titles are playful and crucial denominators in the works. Kim’s subtle imagery and texts are full of puns; they point out absurdities in everyday life and society in general. The title of the exhibition, Water from Ganges River in the Cup Made with Newspaper from Congo, is a good example of Kim’s humble, poetic playfulness and complex worldview. Everything is tied together and nothing is what it appears to be. The exhibition at Kunsthal Aarhus is divided into two parts. The works in Gallery 2 and 3 are mostly pieces Kim Beom developed during a residency at STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore, in 2016-2017. In the downstairs’ galleries, Gallery 4 and 5, a selection of older paintings from the 1990’s and several video pieces are installed and carefully juxtaposed by Kim Beom. Kim Beom was educated at Seoul National University in the 1980’s, where he lived and refined his art practice until 1997.

Link: Kim Beom at Kunsthal Aarhus

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