Minouk Lim

Born 1968 in Daejeon (South Korea),
lives and works in Seoul (South Korea)

The protean oeuvre of Minouk Lim – a blend of sculpture, sound and performance – is inspired by the recent transformation of her country, South Korea. For the Biennale, she has devised a hot water spring that winds through the Fagor Factory’s spaces. This phosphorescent, artificial canal conveys a costume inspired by Korean funeral shrouds, the use of which was corrupted during the Japanese Occupation. Minouk Lim’s installation equally revives the collective memory of her home country and the still-vivid memory of the Fagor Factory, where washing machines were still being manufactured just a few years ago.

With the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism of Korea (MCST), Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), and the grant program Fund for Korean Art Abroad (FKAA)
With the assistance of Centre Culturel Coréen,Tina Kim Gallery and Vicat

Minouk Lim, Si tu me vois, je ne te vois pas, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste, de la Biennale de Lyon 2019 et [of the artist, the 2019 Lyon Biennale and] Tina Kim Gallery, New York. © Blaise Adilon