Opening: »Soun-Gui Kim: Lazy Clouds«
You can see five children walking through water. On the left side are white balloons.
Fri, September 09, 2022 6 pm CEST, Opening

The exhibition »Soun-Gui Kim: Lazy Clouds« at ZKM | Karlsruhe is the first solo exhibition in Germany of Korean-French artist Soun-Gui Kim.

Starting with works from the 1970s, the presentation will give a comprehensive overview of the artist’s work up to the present-day, ranging from the deconstruction of painting and photography to video and multimedia art. Her works are frequently characterized by their highly participatory nature and are influenced by comparative studies of Eastern and Western culture and philosophy as well as the exploration of language.

The title of the exhibition »Soun-Gui Kim: Lazy Clouds« refers to a specific poem and a book of poetry by the artist which was published in France. At the same time, however, it also exemplifies her personal life plan: completely contrary to capitalist-oriented productivity and performance regime, it is based on the concept of idleness as an artistic, creative, and philosophical principle. Like the clouds that are completely free to find ever new forms in the sky, Soun-Gui Kim devotes herself to her art, playfully, far away from predefined patterns and formalities.

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We cordially invite you to the opening on Friday, 09 September 2022, at 6 pm!

The mint - bistro.café will be open for you in the evening.