South Korea

Jae Min Kim
Tableau Vivant

16.08.16 02.09.16

In August 2016, the ´acePIRAR program received artist Jae Min Kim (South Korea). Jae currently works as an Art Director at M and as a lecturer at the Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea. He is the second artist-in-residence from Korea, being this very important for the program as it means broadening our scope in Asia as well as our knowledge about Korean culture and art.

Kim is a theatre director and media artist and he leads two theatrical troops: Spider Company and M. His works range on various genres such as SF and Korean traditional performance. In the visual art field, he looks forward to expand the practices between different artistic practices, and specially among theatre and media art as well as the way to interfere with the exhibition format.


My project’s title, Tableau Vivant, means “living picture”. It’s a media art project that combines photography and videography. It is based on the placeness, the overlapping temporalities in massive photographic images, using it as a screen and accepting it at the same time in the term of proscenium. Through video projection mapping on the image, the project gains new life.

Tableau Vivant‘s process is similar to theatrical directing; project’s placeness, mediality and theatricality can refer to the work of actors’ direction or scenography itself. It draws meditational landscape through the awareness of conscious/unconscious memories. One can place its own message in relation to the project’s purpose, arriving to another unexpected meaning.

This residency has been possible thanks to the generous support of the Wooran Foundation.

Jae Min Kim
1979 | Seoul, South Korea.

2011 | MFA in Media arts, Yonsei University. Seoul, South Korea.
2004 | BA in Drama & Film, Dankook University. Seoul, South Korea.

Hun Gallery, New York, USA.
Incheon Art Platform, Incheon, South Korea.
Seoul Art Space HongEun. Seoul, South Korea.
Seoul Innovation Center. Seoul, South Korea.
Culture Station Seoul284. Seoul, South Korea.

Selected for the Rising Artist &Next Generation Director from Arts Council Korea. South Korea.
Promising Artist award from Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture. South Korea.
This Year’s Young Theatre Artist from Seoul Theater Festival. Seoul, South Korea.

Incheon Art Platform, Incheon. South Korea.
Seoul Art Space HongEun. Seoul, South Korea.

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31.08.16 21.10.16

On August 31st we presented the multimedia project developed by artist-in-residency Jae Min Kim (South Korea). Tableau-Vivant is a project series that Kim has been working on during recent years, and for his residency at ´ace he worked on Tableau-Vivant: Severance. Presented at the Polígota Room, this piece consists of two large photographs of the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, one overlooking the Casa Rosada and the other towards the Pirámide de Mayo (May Pyramid). The particular thing is that both present this view from behind the bars which had been installed in the Plaza in order to “protect” the monuments from social demonstrations in recent years.

Over these photographs, Kim has made a mapping projection, showing people walking through the space, acrobats on bars, giant hands with threatening and hypnotising gestures. Thus, by joining and superimposing these two means and bringing different time frames, the artist suggests different stories and scenes in this environment that is strongly symbolic for the Argentinean history. In the words of Kim “Through mapping, images take on new life.”

For this project, Kim conducted a thorough research before and during the residency. The Plaza de Mayo is a point of interest for the artist as it is contrasting with the situation in his own country, if we think of the fact that due to the war, Sout Korea has been rebuilt again, somehow erasing the marks of history and memory.

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Artists in Dialogue


Projections was the title of the ´aceNITE of August 31st, where we presented diverse works by artists from Argentina and other countries. This set of exhibitions is an example and a particular point of view on the fact that space and reconstruction of memory are universal issues that cross all regions and are part of us all.

In the Políglota Room of the ´ace studio was held a multimedia installation by the artist in residence Jae Kim Kim (South Korea), titled Tableau Vivant: Severance. The Central Hall and Dialogue Space presented an installation from the Argentinean artist collective Malditas Culebras, Re/Construction of oblivion. The Transversal Space was, once again, space for national art schools. This time we presented the work of Jimena Aelen, Damiano Atencio, Marina Blustein, Amalia Cecilia Cambieri and Paulo Cosentino, students prom the Chair Flores of Visual Lanugage at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes National University of Arts( U.N.A).

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Jimena Aelen
Damiano Atencio
Marina Blustein
Cecilia Amalia Cambieri
Paulo Cosentino

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Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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