Artist Talk with Christine Sun Kim

A woman in a red coat and sunglass stands before reddish-painted house.
Christine Sun Kim photo by Mark Abramson

Join us Saturday, March 4, at 4 pm for a talk with artist Christine Sun Kim on the occasion of the recent opening of the exhibition Christine Sun Kim: Oh Me Oh My. The California-born, Berlin-based artist, whose first language is American Sign Language (ASL), engages with how we experience and conceptualize sound, foregrounding its multidimensional visual, physical, and political aspects.

In her talk, Kim will discuss her work within the context of systems of visual communication including ASL, musical notation, infographics, televisual captioning, and more, to address the intricacies of social exchange and the power of representation.

The program will include ASL interpretation by Denise Kahler-Braaten and Beth Staehle.

The event is free and open to the public. A public reception follows the talk.

About the artist

Christine Sun Kim is an American artist based in Berlin. Working predominantly in drawing, performance, and video. Kim’s practice considers how sound operates in society, deconstructing the politics of sound, and exploring oral languages as social currency. Musical notation, written language, American Sign Language (ASL), and the use of the body are all recurring elements in her work. She further uses sound to explore her own relationship to verbal languages and her environment. Kim has exhibited and performed internationally, including at the Queens Museum, New York (2022); the Drawing Center, New York (2022); the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2021); Manchester International Festival, Manchester (2021); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge (2020); Whitney Biennial, New York (2019); Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (2019); Art Institute of Chicago (2018); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2017); De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam (2017); Berlin Biennale (2016); Shanghai Biennale (2016); MoMA PS1, New York (2015) and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013), among numerous others. Kim is an inaugural awardee of the Ford and Mellon Foundations’ Disabilities Future Fellowship, a TED Senior Fellowship, and an MIT Media Lab Fellowship. She is represented by François Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles and White Space Beijing in Beijing.

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