Works by Kim Ji Min
Exhibition Dates: June 26 - July 20
Opening Reception: Friday, June 26 @ 6:30 pm
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20008
Join us for the opening of "Between", a new solo exhibition featuring works by cutting-edge Korean contemporary artist Kim Ji Min that creatively explores the psychology of life in our consumer-driven society.
Combining elements of visual, installation, video, and found art, Kim's work explores the contradictions inherent in our modern consumer society by repurposing mass quantities of common product labels into striking composite images of nature -- an exquisite juxtaposition of industrialized material and organic form. The title "Between" refers to the indeterminate space between our highly labeled social reality and our idealized structure of life. "It is easy to ignore labels, yet they have great significance as direct indicators of a product's value," says Kim. This exhibition also includes the debut if his latest work, Wired DREAM, in which intertwined curves of layered labels form mountain peaks that evoke traditional Korean visual art (seen above).
Kim Ji Min is a graduate of Seoul National University's Department of Sculpture and Wimbledon College of Art. His work has been featured in solo and group shows in Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Hungary, Korea, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of the Ghasong Art Award, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Residency (2010), Christchurch Art Centre Residency (2009), and the Changdong Artist Residency (2008), among other recognitions. for more information, visit his website at www.kimjimin.net.
Talk by the Artist
Korean Reception Provided