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Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 Ocula Report Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 11 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai,联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市,如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城,为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥,《景观/对象WA》(2016)。橡木上固化油墨打印,左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm,右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,图片提供:马凌画廊,上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...

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Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables Ocula Conversation Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables

There is something irrepressibly compelling about the lewd animated videos of Wong Ping. Is it their flat surfaces rendered in popping colours? Or their dark narratives that resonate with the deepest recesses of the human psyche? They have been included in an impressive repertoire of group exhibitions in recent years, including One Hand Clapping at...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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Minouk Lim

b. 1968, South Korea

Working across sculpture, performance, video, installation and public intervention, the South Korean artist Minouk Lim (임민욱) is best known for exploring themes around the human costs of modernisation and state violence. Drawing from her personal life and expanding into wider societal issues, Lim investigates the crossroads between the individual and the community, the native and the immigrant, the past and the present.

Lim's works attempt to unearth the underbelly of modernisation, particularly the unrelenting destruction and redevelopment that began in the 1970s in South Korea. New Town Ghost (2005), one of her most iconic works, documents a drive through the streets of Yeongdeungpo. A district in Seoul that the artist had been living in at the time, Yeongdeungpo was selected for massive urban renewals. As a result, the government evicted its residents to make room for high-rising apartments and new facilities. In her protest against the resulting demolition of homes and displacement of families, Lim films a slam poet who repeatedly shouts, 'I have nowhere to go. I'm a new-town ghost.'

The history of such state violence in South Korea is a frequent theme in Lim's works. With the onset of the Korean War, the South Korean government under Seung Man Lee sanctioned a massacre against a civilian population that was suspected of cooperating with the North. Three decades later, the military dictator Doohwan Chun labeled the protesters in Gwangju as communists and ordered them to be slaughtered in what came to be known as the May 18 Democratic Uprising. Both histories are seldom talked about in South Korea today and constitute a past that many people wish to forget.

Lim collaborates with survivors and families of victims of both atrocities to increase visibility and to remind her audience that such histories are hardly over. The Hole-in-Chest Nation (2014), which presents human remains made of wood, metal, and synthetic hair, references the broader history of state violence in South Korea. In Navigation ID (2014)—a performance at the 10th Gwangju Biennial—the artist commemorated the May 18 Democratic Uprising by inviting families of the victims to lead funeral processions by travelling in a bus alongside a container carrying the human remains. Lim later reused the recorded footage of Navigation ID in another work, From X to A (2015), which juxtaposed the experiences of children who lost their parents in the Korean War civilian massacres with those of parents who lost their children in the Democratic Uprising.

Lim studied Painting at Ewha Womans University in Seoul and completed her studies at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1994. Now living and working in Seoul, she has exhibited internationally in Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017); Portikus, Frankfurt (2015); PLATEAU Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2015); Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (2012); and Artsonje Centre, Seoul (2008), among others. Her works have featured in numerous international exhibitions, notably Sydney and Taipei Biennials (2016); Gwangju Biennial (2014, 2008, 2006); Paris Triennale (2012); Liverpool Biennial (2010); and Istanbul Biennial (2007). In 2007 Lim received the 7th Hermès Foundation Missulsang Prize.

Sherry Paik | Ocula | 2018
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Featured Artworks

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Camel's Ocean by Minouk Lim contemporary artwork
Minouk LimCamel's Ocean, 2015 Wood, octopus net, sea snail shells, steel, camera stand, squid bones, blue sugar, hot glue, beads, plastic tube
237 x 118 x 72 cm
Tina Kim Gallery
One Becoming Two by Minouk Lim contemporary artwork
Minouk LimOne Becoming Two, 2015 Steel, LED lights, light stand
224 x 138 x 82 cm
Tina Kim Gallery
On Air by Minouk Lim contemporary artwork
Minouk LimOn Air, 2015 Synthetic sponge, paraffin wax, camera stand
163 x 58 x 32 cm
Tina Kim Gallery
L'homme à la caméra by Minouk Lim contemporary artwork
Minouk LimL'homme à la caméra, 2015 FRP mannequin, windbreaker, gloves, feathers, broadcast camera
225 x 68 x 58 cm
Tina Kim Gallery
Hydra by Minouk Lim contemporary artwork
Minouk LimHydra, 2015 FRP mannequin, wood, synthetic hair, fishing cord
240 x 140 x 125 cm
Tina Kim Gallery
Black Hole by Minouk Lim contemporary artwork
Minouk LimBlack Hole, 2015 Plywood, feathers, light stand
208 x 136 x 36 cm
Tina Kim Gallery
Parabolic Satellite by Minouk Lim contemporary artwork
Minouk LimParabolic Satellite, 2015 Plywood, light stand
200 x 130 x 50 cm
Tina Kim Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Minouk Lim, Mamour at Tina Kim Gallery, New York
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2 November 2017–20 January 2018 Minouk Lim Mamour Tina Kim Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Curated by Clara M Kim, Happy Together at Tina Kim Gallery, New York
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15 May–31 July 2015 Curated by Clara M Kim Happy Together Tina Kim Gallery, New York

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Minouk Lim Ocula Conversation Minouk Lim Artist, Korea

An artist of many forms, Minouk Lim creates works that move between and across the boundaries of different genres and media—including music, video, installation, writing, and performance—as a means of revealing and amplifying marginalised narratives within the context of South Korea's rapid democratisation and industrialisation. Born in...

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Seoul - Get, Set, Go! The Seoul Art Race Ocula Report Seoul - Get, Set, Go! The Seoul Art Race 7 Jun 2013 : Mark Waugh for Ocula

So everyone who went to the opening of the 55th Biennale of Venice knows that the art world moves at curious speeds. You see movers and shakers lost in chat and apparently blind to the works on the wall or asleep on their feet in queues for the ‘Must See Pavilion’. Well one of the slowest moving of these was for Kimsooja's Korean...

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In Related Press

MINOUK LIM:  Mamour Related Press MINOUK LIM: Mamour The Brooklyn Rail : 13 December 2017

Minouk Lim's first solo exhibition in New York introduces the South Korean artist's equally haunting and inquisitive practice with three bodies of work intertwined into a eulogy on loss and the consequential search for the missing. The Hole-In-Chest Nation (2014), Running on Empty (2014), and The Possibility of the Half (2012) occupy separate,...

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