This catalogue is published on the occasion of the parallel exhibitions of Sora Kim and Gimhongsok at Artsonje Center collectively titled 'Antarctica', which took place from August to October 2004.

'Elephant Island' is the culmination of Sora Kim's work over the past decade. She is known for making quiet interventions into the everyday through fictional but familiar social organisations, such as cleaning services, banks, and travel agencies, to explore the subjectivity of worth. Her current installation consists of five interconnected works in which information is displaced and reorganised into spatial realities. Eungie Joo observes, 'Elephant Island is an interrogation of necessity and excess, of purpose and temporality. In her re-purposing of discarded information and objects into a complex system of interconnected logic, the artist suggests a kind of faith in the organic potential of ideas, improvisation, and collaboration.'

Documentation of selected past and present works is included in this book. With essays by Sungwon Kim and Eungee Joo, in both Korean and English. Artist's biography provided.
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Onsite

Location code MON.KIS3
Language

English, 

Korean

Publication/Creation date

2005

No of pages

140

ISBN / ISSN

8995047356

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
An Echo of Utopia: The Poetics of Organization, Exchange and Value - KIM Sungwon, 김성원
Escape to Elephant Island - Eungie JOO, 주은지
Elephant Island
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Elephant Island