May 19, 2011

This conversation between Sung Hwan Kim and Joan Jonas, moderated by Queens Museum of Art curator, Larissa Harris. This discussion followed the screening of Summer Days in Keijo... written in 1937, a film by Sung Hwan Kim.

JOAN JONAS (b. New York, 1936) is a seminal figure in American post-war contemporary art. Jonas has had retrospectives at the Queens Museum of Art, New York (2003), Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart Germany (2000), and at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1994). The artist has been represented in Documenta V, VI, VII in Kassel, Germany. She was commissioned to develop an installation and a subsequent performance entitled Lines in the Sand for Documenta XI. It was recreated at the Tate Modern in London, and the Kitchen in New York in 2004. Jonas has also exhibited in solo shows or performed at institutions such as: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria; Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain; Le Plateau and Jeu de Paume/ Hotel de Sully, Paris, France; Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Korean artist SUNG HWAN KIM is currently based in New York. Previously, he lived and worked in the Netherlands over a period of four years, during which part of the time was spent as a fellow at the Rijksakademie. Variations on the project at the Queens Museum have been exhibited or performed around the world at places including STEIM, Amsterdam; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Kunst-Werke, Berlin; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Haus der Kunst, Munich, and Tranzitdisplay, Prague. His work was included the 2004 Gwangju Biennale, the 2008 Berlin Biennale, Manifesta 8, and Media City Seoul 2010. Prizes include the Hermes Korea Missulsang (Hermes Korea Prize for Contemporary Art), the 2nd prize of the Prix de Rome from the Netherlands, and the Karl Sczuka prize for a radio play produced with Intermedium Records titled Sung Hwan Kim/dogr: One from in the room: dog I knew. He has work on view in The Other Tradition at Wiels, Brussels and Kunsthalle Basel and is preparing exhibitions for Tate Modern and If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.

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