Opening Reception: Friday, February 22 at 6pm
The Korean Cultural Center Washington, DC proudly presents The Culture of Time and Space, a new exhibition of digital media art that explores the convergence of Korean traditional beauty and contemporary technology, featuring works by Korean media artist HyeGyung Kim.
Kim focuses on the convergence of digital media and Taoism through the medium of East Asian antiques. She experiments with connections between digital media and traditional Oriental art that represents Korean beauty through projection mapping and interactive media. She presents not only projection mapping onto Korean traditional crafts such as porcelain and antique wooden furniture, but also interactive media art that integrates light, sound, and movement. Ultimately, Kim hopes to provide an experience beyond space and time through this artistic dialogue. This exhibition aims to introduce the vibrancy of Korean contemporary media art and the deep connections possible between traditional aesthetic values and Korea’s prominent digital technology of today.
Admission to the exhibition opening reception featuring talks by the artist on Friday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, but registration is required at www.KoreaCultureDC.org. The Culture of Time and Space will remain on view during regular hours through April 22, 2019.
HyeGyung Kim is a media artist, author, and design educator based in Korea. She received her MFA in Digital Media Design from Hongik University and her PhD in Visual & Multimedia Design from HanYang University in Korea. She is an adjunct faculty at Sookmyung Women’s University, HanYang University, and Hannam University. Her digital design books were published in 2017, 2013, and 2009, and remain bestsellers in Korea and Taiwan while also being featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. Kim has participated in numerous exhibitions including Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Reflections in East Asia in Florida, the 2017 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea, and at the Korean Cultural Centers in New York and Osaka. She received the 2016 Red Dot Design Award and the 2015 New Art Wave International Artists Award. For more, visit the artist’s website at www.artnuvo.net.
Korean Cultural Center is located at 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW.