Jomi Kim "Ephemera"



Jomi Kim
The materiality of Jomi Kim’s work has a bodily closeness in the physical presence of the familiar everyday. These ephemeral materials are, like the body, impermanent, temporary, often fragile entities which go through a process of decay. Her body of work is often filled with a haunting stillness, suggesting a presence which is now absent through traces of living. In this exhibition Kim builds upon her past trajectory while interjecting new tangents. For here, while we are met again with an evocative
minimalism, we encounter a friction in the transformative unfurling and deceasing of the work. And here too the materials widen from the specifically domestic into other areas of daily life, of play, of media and of consumption.

All the works here are in a process of decline, drawing to a close of their dispensable lives, which will finally leave only their remnants behind. But for now they still have life, although dampening, they still have an energy frustrated by its bounds, caught in a state of in-between. It is this stage of transience which is central to Kim’s practice, pointing towards the possibilities which lie in instability in its refusal to be anchored to a definitive state.



Dec 1 (Thu) 2011-Dec 10 (Sat) 2011

Venue Hours

Closed on Sunday
VenueArt Lab AKIBA
Location1F 2nd Katagiri Bldg., 4-5-2 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0053
Access4 minute walk from the East exit of Asakusabashi Station on JR Sobu line, 6 minute walk from exit 1 at Akihabara Station on the Hibiya line, 8 minute walk from the Showa-dori exit of Akihabara Station on the JR or Tsukuba Express line.