Recent Alumnus Taejoong Kim '19 in Solo Exhibit in Germany
BY Audrey Deng, March 27, 2020
Recent alumnus Taejoong Kim '19 has a solo show in Duisburg, Germany titled Du. Hosted by the Earport music/performance/art space, Du, which translates to “you” in English, is a show about space, light, and motifs, and how the latter two occupy the former.
According to the gallery, Kim draws inspiration from the music works by Kunsu Shim and Gerhard Stäbler.
Kim, a young Korean photo and video artist, studied photography at Chungang University in Seoul and at Columbia University in New York. Solo exhibitions have been held at Space 776 Gallery (New York), Goethe Institute (Seoul) and the Laznia Center for Contemporary Art (Gdansk). His photo and video works have also been shown in numerous group exhibitions (Fotomuseum Foam/Amsterdam, The Jewish Museum/New York, Darb 1718/Cairo, Fotomuseum Hamm/Seoul, Leeung Museum/Daejun).
He is currently working on audiovisual installations in which he explores various technical possibilities to expand and redefine visuality. However, he is interested in strict and clear forms in which he deals with the variability and specific characteristics of a place. In the Netherlands, he received the scholarship "Foam Talent." Currently, Kim lives and works in New York.
Many exhibitions at the Earport gallery are closed in light of COVID-19. Please check with the gallery directly for updates.