Sung Hwan Kim

In his work, Sung Hwan Kim (born 1975 in Seoul, lives and works in New York City) manipulates various textures and transparencies in order to probe what it means to be from somewhere at all, and not from a particular place, be it East Asia or the USA. His films and performances are enigmatic and myth-like; rather than linear narratives, the forms his works take are more reminiscent of song structures. The genre of song is found in every culture, and is regarded as the primal form of poetry. Accordingly, lyrical characteristics like repetition, rhythm, transformation and the superimposition of motifs find a place in all of Kim's works.
Sung Hwan Kim - Ki-Da Rilke
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Artist's book in which Sung Hwan Kim engages with the work of Rainer Maria Rilke.

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