IM Heung-soon

IM Heung-soon is an artist and filmmaker based in Seoul. Starting with his early works on his working-class family, he has expanded his art world by exploring the lives of people who are marginalized in social, political, capitalist, and national contexts. His political yet emotional works are embodied through different visual mediums such as photography, installations, public art, community art, and films. He was awarded the Silver Lion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), a first for a Korean. Since then, his works have been exhibited and showcased at the Tate Modern, London (2015), MoMA PS2, New York (2015), the Pompidou Centre, Paris (2016), the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York (2016), HKW, Berlin (2017), the Busan International Film Festival (2014, 2017, 2019), and the Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2018).

〈Memento〉, 2003, 2channel video, 15min. Image Courtesy of the Artist

〈Homecoming Box - Monument of the Unknown Soldier〉, 2008/2018, Installation view, Seoul Museum of Art. Image Courtesy of the Artist / Photograph : Sangtae KIM

〈Reincarnation〉, 2015, 2channel video, 4channel sound, 23min 34sec. Image Courtesy of the Artist)

〈Factory Complex〉, 2014, HD video, 5.1channel sound, 95min. Image Courtesy of the Artist

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