Is It Morning For You Yet? ▪ 58th Carnegie International
Soun-Gui Kim (b. 1946, Buyeo; lives in Viels-Maisons) combines philosophy, art, and technology in works ranging from the deconstruction of painting to spectator-participatory events in public places, video and multimedia, and comparative studies in culture and philosophy. She graduated from the Department of Painting at Seoul National University before moving in 1971 to France, where she worked with experimental artist groups such as Supports/Surfaces. In 1982, she traveled to numerous countries to explore the culture and arts of the East and the West. While in New York, she associated with video artists such as Nam June Paik, Ko Nakajima, Ira Schneider, and Frank Gillette. She organized Video & Multimedia: KIM Soun-Gui and Her Invitees (1986) in Marseille, with the participation of Paik, John Cage, and others. Since the late 1980s, she has addressed issues related to the spread of global capitalism and structural changes in society due to the internet, and has carried out interviews with renowned aestheticians such as Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy to discuss the values and roles of art in the neoliberal era. She has taught at École Nationale d’Art Décoratif de Nice, École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, and École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon. Her works have been presented in Gwangju Biennale; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Art Sonje Center, Seoul; Museum of Modern Art, Vienna; Ars Aevi, Sarajevo; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Fondation Cartier, Paris; Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice; and San Diego Museum of Art.