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21.01.2020, Jamal Tuschick

Kim Heecheon - Screening and Artist Talk - Wednesday 22 January 2020 at 18:00h at gallery damdam (Korean Cultural Center, Leipziger Platz 3, 10117 Berlin)

Kim Heecheon - After graduating his architectural studies at the Korea National University of Arts, he made a name for himself with video art and became one of the representatives of the Korean post-internet age. In 2013, he received the Mirae Award from the Parkgeonhi Foundation. In 2016, the award followed with the Doosan Yonkang Art Award. He participated in international exhibitions such as the Seoul SeMA Biennale 2016, the 15th Istanbul Biennial 2017 and the 12th Gwangju Biennial 2018.

"Edge of Now" is a collaborative project, which was designed by Chronus Art Center (China), Nam June Paik Art Center (South Korea), and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Germany), in order to support emerging media artists representing their countries. The exhibition is a part of this project and has been presented at Nam June Paik Art Center in the summer of 2018, at Chronus Art Center from November 2018 to January 2019, and at ZKM from June to October 2019. And finally, a smaller version of this exhibition will be presented in December at gallery damdam, the Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Berlin. explores the modern technologies, their accompanying changes, as well as how they flow into works of media artists. Although the nationality, medium, and methodology of three artists are different, their artworks share a common feature, which reveal the artists' very individual perspective and critique of reality that changes its shape by current digital media. This exhibition is selected as an official program of Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM 2020. Different from previous exhibitions , Verena Friedrich will exhibit "VANITAS MACHINE" and her new piece "OFFICE PLANTS". As a vorspiel program, a screening “Sleigh Ride Chill” by Kim Heecheon is planned for the opening of Vorspiel / transmediale in ACUD Macht Neu on the 17th of January 2020.

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