Kim Beom: Animalia
|When||22 Apr 2011 - 19 Jun 2011|
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Kim Beom, “Objects Being Taught They are Nothing but Tools” (detail), 2010. Installation view at Artsonje Center, Seoul. Courtesy the artist and SAMUSO, Seoul. Photo: Myungrae Park.
April 22, 2011 - June 19, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, April 21 | 6-9pm
Through a wide range of work that spans drawing, sculpture, video and artist books, Seoul-based artist Kim Beom contemplates a world in which perception is radically questioned. His visual practice is characterized by deadpan humor and absurdist propositions that playfully and subversively invert expectations. By suggesting that “what you see” may not be what you see, Kim reveals the tension between internal psychology and external reality, and relates observation and knowledge as states of mind. For the exhibition at REDCAT, Kim presents a recent series of sculptural tableaux called The Educated Objects (2010), that explore social education and developmental psychology, along with drawings and recent videos. In conjunction with the exhibition, REDCAT is publishing a catalogue focusing on the artist’s extensive body of drawings made since the mid-1990s.
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