19 September — 17 November 2019
Barakat Contemporary is pleased to present the artist Yunchul Kim in its most recent exhibition, GLARE, running from 19th September to 17th November 2019. Yunchul Kim majored in electronic music in Korea and media art in Germany. Throughout his research on material substance, the artist has been examining the potential disposition of materials since his studies in Germany. For a long time, Yunchul Kim’s work has used research on various materials to show the possibility of the imagination in creating another reality beyond the human experience.
The exhibition GLARE, meaning radiant, materializes the World of Materials that can be indicated by physical signs in the prelinguistic stage. The exhibition GLARE enables you to experience a journey of flowing lights and the dynamic world of fluctuating materials. In addition, the audience will face the moment that hidden and still property of matter is manifested by its depth.
Amongst the unseen works in Korea are pieces which showcase diverse patterns of light, Croma and Coptic Light, and commissioned work from the CERN(EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH), Impulse and Argos, will also be on display at Barakat Contemporary.
Yunchul Kim is an artist, an electroacoustic music composer, and the founder of Studio Locus Solus in Seoul. His latest works are focusing on the artistic potential of materials, metamaterials (photonic crystals) and especially on the context of magnetohydrodynamics. His works have been shown internationally including: CCCB, Spain, FACT, UK; ZKM, Germany; Ars Electronica, Austria; International Triennial of New media art, China; VIDA15.0, Spain; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany; Transmediale, Germany; and New York Digital Salon, amongst others.
Kim was the winner of the Collide International Award 2016, CERN, and was awarded the third prize at VIDA 15.0, Vida Foundation in 2013. He has received grants from renowned institutions and organizations such as Ernst Schering Foundation, Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art. Having taught in several academic institutions, Kim was chief researcher of the research group Mattereality at the Transdisciplinary Research Program at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study. He is a member of the art and science project group Fluid Skies as well as Liquid Things, an artistic research project at the Art and Science Department of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria.