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Art, or Listen to the silenceSoun-Gui Kim in Conversation with Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy and John Cage (DVD)

Art, or Listen to the silence Soun-Gui Kim - Art, or Listen to the silence
In this publication, 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.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition “Beating The Market” at Slought in December 2013, and at Artsonje Center in Seoul, Korea in April 2014.
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.
Edited by Jean-Michel Rabaté and Aaron Levy.
Texts by Soun-Gui Kim, Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy.

Published by Slought with Artsonje Center and l'Institut français de Corée du Sud.
published in August 2014
trilingual edition (English / French / Korean)
14 x 18,5 cm (3 panels Digipack, 2 booklets included)
150' (DVD PAL format)
ISBN : 978-1-936994-05-2
EAN : 9781936994052
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