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Minouk Lim
As an artist of many forms, Minouk Lim (born 1968, Daejeon, South Korea, lives and works in Seoul) has been creating works that are beyond the boundary of different genres and media, deepening the scope of questions while encompassing writing, sound, video, installation and performance as her means of artistic expression. Lim has been paying strong attention to the marginalization and the discrepancy generated during the process of rapid democratization and industrialization of South Korea, which also affected the lives of the many in the system of global economy. As such, Lim seeks to find ways to examine objects embedded with performativity, different methods of performance and imaginative modes of creating records. Such an inclusive approach embraces different fields of history, politics, philosophy and literature, drawing reflections on everyday life and challenging the routineness of life.
Among the numerous works created by Lim, New Town Ghost (2005), S.O.S.-Adoptive Dissensus (2009) and Portable Keeper (2009-present) are video pieces created out of performances held in non-institutional, transient sites. In the meantime, The Weight of Hands (2010) and the FireCliff series (2010-present) deliver moving images that are mediated through the lens of an infrared camera. Navigation ID was invited to the 10th Gwangju Biennale as an press opening performance and an installation in the exhibition.
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bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press
This monographic catalogue presents a series of works by artist Minouk Lim which draws on the tragic events of the 1950 Korean war and their aftermaths. Based on installations, sculptures, videos, and performance pieces, Lim's visual language mirrors a nation's refusal to face up with its history and initiates a reflective process to come to terms with the past.