Open Lecture|Of Ethical Politics on Contemporary Art|Gim Hongsok


International Joint Project
granted by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
through its Program for Enforcing the Function of National Universities
Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Global Art Practice: Open lecture

Of Ethical Politics on Contemporary Art|Gim Hongsok

Date: 18:30pm―20:30pm, 11 May, 2017
Venue: Lecture Room No.3, 2nd Fl. of the Central Building, Ueno Campus,Tokyo University of the Arts

All students welcome.
The lecture will be in English
with consecutive interpretation into Japanese.

Organized by: Global Art Practice, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Co-organized by: Glass Course, Department of Crafts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts; Department of Scenography & Production Design, College of Arts, Sangmyung University


Gim Hongsok
Born in 1964 in Seoul, South Korea. Currently based in Seoul. Gim Hongsok has been presenting his artworks at international art festivals including Gwangju Biennale, Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, Lyon Biennale, Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Taipei Biennale and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. He visualises ideas and cultures with unique perspective through satirical and humourous installations, video works, technologies and performances. He filled a small space with over 7000-watt of light for “Eyes Wide Shut” (2001-2002) implying the tendencies of the excessive consuming society. “The Boat” (2001) that appeared to be fully-equipped for emergency evacuation was actually loaded with essential entertainments for life in metropolis that were insignificant for survival.
Major exhibitions and art festivals include The 50th Venice Biennale (2003, Italy), The 6th Gwangju Biennale (2006, South Korea), “Brave New Worlds” (2007, Walker Art Center, USA), “Laughing in a Foreign Languages” (2008, Hayward gallery, UK), “The Fifth Floor”, (2008, Tate Liverpool, UK), “Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea” (2009, LACMA, USA), and Yokohama Triennale 2014 (Yokohama, Japan).