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Tina Kim Gallery

Speaking of Latter Genesis

  • Kim Yong-Ik
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Press for Speaking of Latter Genesis

Current Exhibitions at Tina Kim Gallery


Nucleus

  • Lee Seung Jio,
  • Opens: Feb. 20, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 20, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New York to Paris

  • Kim Tschang-Yeul,
  • Opens: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Reception: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Early Works 1960s to 1980s

  • Suh Seung-Won,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 12, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

For Mario

  • Pilar Almon,
  • Louise Bourgeois,
  • Sam Chermayeff,
  • Mario Ceroli,
  • Park Chan-Kyong,
  • Milano Chow,
  • Pierre Jeanneret,
  • Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot,
  • Candida Höfer,
  • Misha Kahn,
  • Suki Seokyeong Kang,
  • Anselm Kiefer,
  • Marka Kiley,
  • Carlo Mollino,
  • Oren Pinhassi,
  • Gala Porras-Kim,
  • Katie Stout,
  • Cynthia Talmadge,
  • Davide Balliano,
  • Ghada Amer,
  • Anna Weyant,
  • Thomas Barger,
  • Kwangho Lee,
  • Kim Yong-Ik
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 23, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 27, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Speaking of Latter Genesis

  • Kim Yong-Ik
  • Opens: May. 03, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 15, 2019
  • Reception: May. 03, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings & Sculptures

  • Davide Balliano,
  • Opens: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dwarf, Dust, Doubt

  • Gimhongsok,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 30, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Citizen’s Forest

  • Park Chan-Kyong,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

SUMMER GROUP SHOW in partnership with Commonwealth & Council

  • Carolina Caycedo,
  • Beatriz Cortez,
  • Rafa Esparza,
  • Patricia Fernández,
  • EJ Hill,
  • Alice Könitz,
  • Kang Seung Lee,
  • Gala Porras-Kim,
  • Jennifer Moon,
  • Jen Smith,
  • Clarissa Tossin,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Conjunction

  • Ha Chong-Hyun,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2018
  • Reception: May. 04, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jeong 井

  • Suki Seokyeong Kang,
  • Opens: Feb. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 07, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 28, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mamour [EXTENDED]

  • Minouk Lim,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Wook-Kyung Choi

  • Wook-Kyung Choi,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 28, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Kim Yong-Ik

  • Kim Yong-Ik
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

May 03 - Jun 15, 2019

  • Reception: May 03, 6 - 8pm

Where

Tina Kim Gallery

  • 525 West 21st Street, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.716.1100

About

Tina Kim Gallery is pleased to present Speaking of Latter Genesis, a solo exhibition of work by Kim Yong-Ik on view from 3 May until 15 June 2019. This is the artist’s second show at the gallery; his first was in 2017.

With a career spanning over 40 years, Kim Yong-Ik’s practice has focused on deconstructing the visual tropes of modernism, primarily through the medium of painting. According to the artist, the contemporary art world has reached a point of “fatigue,” where its techniques have become exhausted. In response, the artist has adopted a strategy in his own work wherein he is constantly edits and re-appropriates works from his own oeuvre, reworking older paintings and intentionally employing the same imagery over and over again. In this way he foregrounds how the marks of painting are literally being recycled—pointedly implicating the market in this production.

Speaking of Latter Genesis focuses on Kim’s continued fascination with the polka dot, a pattern the artist has incorporated in his work since the 1990s. A former student of the seminal Dansaekhwa artist Park Seo-Bo, Kim Yong-Ik’s fixation on the dot can be linked to his instructor’s fondness for seriality in composition. However, unlike the organic vocabulary employed in Dansaekhwa, the shapes in Kim’s paintings have a precision that differentiates them, they are more industrial and cerebral. In direct contrast to this reference to modernism, however, Kim intentionally allows his canvasses to become soiled over time, an embrace of entropy that directly alludes to their being in a constant state of change. It is this openness to imperfections juxtaposed with the meticulously painted dots that charges the artist’s work with a subtle but powerful critique—denying them a finished, canonical position. Indeed, Kim embraces imperfection by intentionally scribbling notes on his canvasses and occasionally even burying them underground to hasten their decay.

For his exhibition at Tina Kim Gallery, the artist has created a site-specific installation that engages directly with the space. A series of dots line the room, moving off the canvas and directly onto the walls. By expanding his work beyond the painting surface and into the physical gallery space, the architecture becomes part of the work itself, demonstrating the artist’s refusal to be bound by the constraints of traditional artworks.

Tina Kim Gallery is pleased to announce that coinciding with the exhibition a new monograph on the artist will be published by French publishing house Cahiers d’Art. Entitled Kim Yong-Ik, the book includes texts by Beck Jee-Sook, Director of the Seoul Museum of Art; curator, art critic, and Cahiers d’Art editor Hans Ulrich Obrist; and Philippe Vergne, Director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal. The artist will celebrate the book’s release with signed copies available at the opening.


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