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BFA Fine Arts ’13 Alum in KAFFNY.2 exhibition, opening 11/13

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Jeesu Kim got her BFA from Parsons in May 2013. Please join this young artist in celebrating the opening of an exhibition that includes her video work, “Celebration,” on Wednesday, November 13th, 6PM-8PM. 

The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery
417 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

Wednesday, November 6 – Saturday, November 23
Reception: Wednesday, November 13, 6-8pm

Exhibiting artists: Jeesu Kim, Chang-Jin Lee, Hyemin Lee, Jayoung Yoon

Celebration is a twenty-two minute, single-channel video that details close-up shots of a character performing absurd repetitive gestures, framed by shots of the character trying, with dysfunctional difficulty, to enter an apartment. The intention is to penetrate the banality of everyday experiences through persistent gestures and implicit narratives. The traces of the past that we carry with us – that aren’t visible or noticeable until we are in another place – surface as strange gestures – out of place and out of time.

Excerpt from “Celebration” :

The Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY), in collaboration with The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, present the inaugural KAFFNY.2: VISUAL + MEDIA ART section.  This two-part exhibition brings together a dynamic range of visual, film, video, and new media artists, from emerging to more established, whose works concern such themes and motifs as borders and islands, contested space and memory, issues of women, self-representation, and performance, as seen through the lens of personal and collective experience.  KAFFNY.2 is activated as a collateral festival site and a multidisciplinary artistic platform with a vision towards presenting visual and media art, new media works, and performance, inviting curators as well as commissioning artists to make and exhibit new works at partnering spaces throughout the city and internationally.

In honor of Po Kim, the artist who co-founded the Wald/Kim Gallery, two of the artist’s drawings documenting the Korean War are presented in the exhibition

Curatorial team: Hyejung Jang, Susie Lim, Sunny Sunhwa Shin

Curatorial Advisor: Doo Eun Choi
Exhibition coordination: JiYe Kim, Sarah Kim
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