Art Projects International

Shin il Kim: Invisible Masterpiece

Shin il Kim, Invisible Masterpiece, 708 pressed line drawings, 3 video projectors, 3 DVDs, installation view, 2004.

Art Projects International (API) is pleased to present Invisible Masterpiece by Shin il Kim as part of the Asian Contemporary Art Week (http://www.acaw.net). Using 708 pressed line drawings on paper as the basis for animation, the Invisible Maserpiece combines drawing and video to focus on issues of representation of the ‘masterpiece’. The Invisible Masterpiece illustrates how the history of the masterpiece has coincided with the history of the public museum and how the meaning of “masterpiece” has been both elevated and denigrated since the 19th century.

Born in 1971 in Seoul Korea, Shin il Kim lives and works in New York. He received his B.F.A. from the Seoul National University and his M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Recent exhibitions include: Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2006); berlintendenzen, Palau de la Virreina-La Capella, Barcelona, Spain (2006); Analog Animation, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (2006); Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (2005); 7th The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (2005).

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