First published on 1 December 2016
Installation video of Kim Yong-Ik at Kukje Gallery
Kim Yong-Ik's practice perfectly embodies the vital importance of post-Dansaekhwa artists in Korea, and the exhibition will present approximately thirty new works, produced within the last two years, that present a clear reframing of his practices by reappropriating past ideas. While new, the works link directly to Kim's long career and his well-known practice of critically examining the role of art in society.
Kim Yong-Ik's practice spans most of the late 20th century art historical movements including modernism, conceptual art, the Minjung art movement, and public art of the 1980s and 90s. The artist has consistently identified himself as a modernist who endlessly questions his practice and existing art institutions, as well as searches for new solutions.
View the exhibition below.
Director: 57STUDIO | Executive Producer: MeeJee Lee | Camera: Jai Chul Yu (Studio Pal) | Camera Assistance: Kim Sang-il | Assistance: Kawk Jaemin.
Video by 57STUDIO, provided by Kukje Gallery.