Remembering ghosts of modern history

The Korea Times
Artist Im Heung-soon pays attention to those who are marginalized. He is best known for winning the Silver Lion at the 2015 Venice Biennale for his video "Factory Complex," which looks into the life of female laborers in Korea as well as Vietnam and Cambodia. 

Im goes by the title of artist-film director, blurring the line between fine art and film. While preparing for his solo exhibition, Im also released the documentary "Things That Do Us Part" in November. The documentary film is an extension project from Im's 2017 exhibition of the same name at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

Im's works are differentiated from typical documentaries as he collects individual narratives neglected in the course of history and reconstructs them by interweaving metaphorical and symbolic footage.

The artist shifted his interest to the people who had suffered tragic events in modern history and are still processing those events. That is the impetus of his new solo exhibition "Ghost Guide," currently displaying at The Page Gallery in Seongsu-dong, eastern Seoul. 
December 23, 2019
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