Oksun Kim solo exhibition 'Berlin Portraits’
Period: 31st May – 28th July, 2019
Atelier Hermès presents 'Berlin Portraits', an exhibition of new works of photographer Kim Oksun (born in 1967) from May 31 to July 28, 2019. Her works have been developed based on “contemplation over differences and discrimination” surrounding (her) experiences as a woman in the periphery, through which she came to identify and understand herself and the world surrounding her.
'Berlin Portraits' of Kim Oksun based on the concept of documentary photography which vividly reveals the objects before eyes or the worlds as they are records the identity of Korean female nurses in Germany as “Korean immigrant minorities” that settled and lived by in Germany for the past 50 years without any frills. The images of the women that have defended their social status—once being heterogeneous and unstable—through strife and solidarity are neutrally represented without much facial expression as it is the case with figures in other works of Kim Oksun. And yet, passing moments that are consecutively lined up uncover the similarities and differences among each figure, and reveal statements on the existence of individuals being hidden everyday life and the genuine life of their own. As such, Kim seems to express her deep respect to them and their life by objectively describing the existence of individuals and their genuine life.
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Artist Talk: Saturday, June 22, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
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