Kim Beom: The School of Inversion at the Hayward Gallery

While the KCC holds a two-month long exhibition in Grand Buildings, a parallel exhibition is at the Hayward Gallery Project Space, also as part of All Eyes on Korea, the 100 day festival of Korean culture linked to the Olympics:

Kim Beom: The School of Inversion

Hayward Project Space, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
17 July – 2 September 2012

For his first solo exhibition in the UK, Korean artist Kim Beom presents a series of works that wryly and unpredictably engage with the subject of education. Working in a deliberately low-fi style and using a variety of media including drawing, video and sculptural installations, Kim inverts cultural norms by placing objects, animals and viewers in absurd situations, and turning conventional roles upside down.

Lee Beom: 'Objects Being Taught They are Nothing but Tools', 2010
Installation view at Artsonje Center of ‘Objects Being Taught They are Nothing but Tools’, 2010
Courtesy of the artist and Artsonje Center, Seoul. © The artist 2012. Photo: Park Myung Rae

Kim Beom was born in 1963 in Seoul, where he lives and works. He attended Seoul National University and the School of Visual Arts, New York where he lived and worked throughout the 90’s. Recent solo exhibitions include Kim Beom’s Animalia at Redcat Gallery, Los Angeles (2011), Kim Beom: Objects Being Taught They Are Nothing But Tools at the Cleveland Museum of Art (2010-2011) and Kim Beom at the Artsonje Center, Seoul (2010). He has participated in many group shows including Media City Seoul (2010), Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California (2009), the 51st Venice Biennale (2005), the 8th Istanbul Biennale (2003) and the Gwangju Biennale: Part 3 (2002).

The exhibition is part of The Korean Cultural Centre UK’s All Eyes on Korea: a 100 Day Festival and Southbank Centre’s summer-long Festival of the World with MasterCard.

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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