ONE AND … POEMS by Yoonhee Kim
07.06 - 09.06.2013
Opening: Friday, 7th of June, 7pm
Exhibition hours: Saturday and Sunday, 2 - 7pm
In her ﬁrst solo exhibition “One and … Poems” Korean artist Yoonhee Kim will showcase her work “I am not a Poet” that commenced in 2011 with the transformation of the poem
into drawings and is a work in progress since then. In the show at João Cocteau the initial drawings as well as new interpretations of the poem can be seen comprising 73 works that are dealing with Yoonheeʼs overall subjects of striping off the meaning of words and the abandonment of language as a means of communication.
Lines, circles, dots, notes, coordinates, angles, graphs, crooks, sounds, connections, heights, depths, letters, and numbers hence generate the substance of Yoonhee Kimʼs
pieces. She gives inﬁnite new forms to the written words of “I am not a Poet” that are manifested in the exhibition through 70 ink drawings on paper, a sculpture, braille and a pianola, by encoding each letter of the alphabet into new systems of arbitrary rules. In one of her pieces, for instance, Yoonhee transcribes the code into the English Braille language that again constitutes words like “sigh” and “gone”. Other ways of representation will include the transformation of the poem into musical notes that can be played on a pianola and the materialization of the poem into a paper sculpture.
The exhibition “One and …Poems” can be seen as a status update of Yoonheeʼs work and will remain subject to change, subtraction, addition, as well as the participation of the visitors. Its process will remain a progress.
Curatorial assistance and exhibition text by Julia Hartmann
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