Soun-Gui Kim

 
Born 1946 in Buyeo (Korea), Soun-Gui Kim lives and works in France since 1971, and exhibits internationally. She approaches the arts through Eastern philosophies, such as that of Tchuang-Tseu, and combines meditative stance with Western philosophical interrogation, around one main question: how does silence and resistance arrive?
Soun-Gui Kim graduated from the Department of Art at Seoul National University in 1971, with an interest in the deconstruction of painting and large-scale performances and video works in public space. In 1974, she accepted a professorship at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Marseille. In 1982, Soun-Gui Kim's travels to various countries around the world led to her intensive engagement with the culture and art of the East and West. While in New York, she associated with renowned video artists such as Nam June Paik, Ko Nakajima, Ira Schneider, and Frank Gillette.
With her deepening interest in video and multimedia, she organized Video & Multimedia: Soun-Gui Kim and her invitees (1986), with the participation of Nam June Paik, John Cage and others. Since the late 1980s, issues related to the spread of global capitalism and structural changes in society caused by the internet have become particularly important for her. Her art projects also frequently combine poetry, philosophy, art, and technology.

(external link : kimsoungui.com)
 
Soun-Gui Kim - Encounters with Soun-Gui Kim - Writings, 1975-2021
2022
trilingual edition (English / French / Korean)
various
The first collection of the Korean-French artist's writings, interviews (with Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, Nam June Paik...) and essays on her work.
Soun-Gui Kim - Lazy Clouds
2020
bilingual edition (English / Korean)
various
Catalogue of Soun-Gui Kim's retrospective exhibition in South Korea: an overview of her work since the late 1960s.
Soun-Gui Kim - Entends-tu ? - Poèmes et Dessins de Kim Soun-Gui
2017
bilingual edition (French / Korean)
various
currently out of stock
Collection of poems and drawings by the Korean artist.
Soun-Gui Kim - Art, or Listen to the silence - Soun-Gui Kim in Conversation with Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy and John Cage (DVD)
2014
trilingual edition (English / French / Korean)
various
Soun-Gui Kim engages her collaborators—philosophers Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy, and John Cage—in conversation about contemporary art and the relationship of artists to the globalized art world and market, from the perspective of Eastern thought.
Soun-Gui Kim - Stock + Garden
2008
bilingual edition (English / Korean)
various
Soun-Gui Kim revisits her interactive installation on the stock movements, “Stock Exchange”, by adding a garden to create an absurd and ironic counterpoint between stock exchange and nature (text and interviews).
Soun-Gui Kim - Montagne c\'est la mer - Tchouang-tseu et Wittgenstein
2003
French edition
various
Quotes, aphorisms and stories to relate Tchouang-tseu's Eastern thought to Wittgenstein's philosophy.
Soun-Gui Kim - Bonjour
2000
bilingual edition (French / Korean)
various
Catalogue documenting the series of works by Soun-Gui Kim presented for her exhibition "Stock Exchange" at the Art Sonje Center, Seoul, in 2000.
Soun-Gui Kim - Nuages paresseux - Avec une calligraphie originale de l\'auteur
1999
French edition
various
Korean artist Soun-Gui Kim's first essay relates memories, anecdotes, and small timeless tales.
Soun-Gui Kim - Stock Exchange
1999
French edition
various
Jean-Luc Nancy reflects on the concept of value, around Soun-Gui Kim's “Stock exchange” project.
Soun-Gui Kim -
1997
bilingual edition (English / French)
various
New monograph.


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