Past Exhibition

Abstract Walking: Sora Kim project 2012

March 10 – April 22, 2012

2F Art Sonje Center

Abstract Walking: Sora Kim project 2012

Art Sonje Center is pleased to present Abstract Walking – Sora Kim project 2012 from March 10 to April 22, 2012. Sora Kim produces a new sound installation work Abstract Walking for the exhibition, which has no material representation; however, the work presents a vast spatial and temporal territory that encompasses diverse stories and interpretations, and invites viewers to walk in this abstract territory.

In order to construct this territory to walk, Kim collaborates with different participants and artists throughout different stages. Firstly, the artist has collected stories of journeys by interviewing various people. Then nine writers adapted the original stories to scripts that include their reflections; then, the scripts were created into sound pieces by eight participating musicians including Byunjun Gwon and Samon Takahashi; these different sound pieces were edited into one sound piece by music director Younggyu Jang. In the gallery space, the finished sound piece is played, creating an abstract territory where the detritus of the collected spaces and time and the interpretations of various artists are scattered throughout; and suggests ways to experience art in an emancipated way, walking in the artist’s abstract territory. Besides Abstract Walking, the artist also presents a new video work, Abstract Walking – A Spiral Movement Gradually Distancing from a Single Point.

Sora Kim is best renowned for her conceptual artistic practice. Appropriating various media such as installation, video and performance, the artist investigates the way in which people are involved with each other through inherited social codes and rules of behavior; and opens up a room for reconsidering them with her acute yet witty engagement.

Born in 1965, Seoul, Sora Kim’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows around the world, including Count Down, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul (2011); Inner Voice, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2011); Atelier Hermes, Seoul (2010); Oblique Strategie, Kukje Gallery, Seoul (2010); Platform 2008: I have nothing to say and I am saying it, Seoul Station, Seoul (2008); Hansel & Gretel, Kukje Gallery, Seoul (2007); Melting Alaska, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2007); 10th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (2007); Busan Biennale, Busan (2006); International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama (2005); Secret Beyond the Door, Korean Pavilion, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice (2005);ANTARCTICA,Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2004).

Performances by the participating musicians and artist talk will be accompanied by the exhibition. And guidebook that contains the original collected stories and scripts will be published.

March 10 – April 22, 2012
2F Art Sonje Center
Sora Kim
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