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The Culture of Time and Space: Digital Media Artist HyeGyung Kim

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents The Culture of Time and Space, a new exhibition of digital media art that explores the convergence of Korean traditional beauty and contemporary technology, featuring works by Korean media artist HyeGyung Kim. 

Kim focuses on the convergence of digital media and Taoism through the medium of East Asian antiques. She experiments with connections between digital media and traditional Oriental art that represents Korean beauty through projection mapping and interactive media. She presents not only projection mapping onto Korean traditional crafts such as porcelain and antique wooden furniture, but also interactive media art that integrates light, sound, and movement. Ultimately, Kim hopes to provide an experience beyond space and time through this artistic dialogue. This exhibition aims to introduce the vibrancy of Korean contemporary media art and the deep connections possible between traditional aesthetic values and Korea’s prominent digital technology of today. 

Admission to the exhibition opening reception featuring talks by the artist on Friday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, but registration is required (below). The Culture of Time and Space will remain on view during regular hours through April 22, 2019.


No RSVP needed during regular walk-in hours.

WHAT: Art exhibition, artist talks, & public opening reception
WHO: HyeGyung Kim
WHEN: Opening Reception: Friday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m.
On View: February 22 – April 22, 2019 (open M-F, 9am-noon & 1:30-5:30pm, no RSVP required)
WHERE: 1st Floor Media Room, Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
HOW: Free RSVP to the opening reception: scroll down or HERE

HyeGyung Kim is a media artist, author, and design educator based in Korea. She received her MFA in Digital Media Design from Hongik University and her PhD in Visual & Multimedia Design from HanYang University in Korea. She is an adjunct faculty at Sookmyung Women's University, HanYang University, and Hannam University. Her digital design books were published in 2017, 2013, and 2009, and remain bestsellers in Korea and Taiwan while also being featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. Kim has participated in numerous exhibitions including Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Reflections in East Asia in Florida, the 2017 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea, and at the Korean Cultural Centers in New York and Osaka. She received the 2016 Red Dot Design Award and the 2015 New Art Wave International Artists Award. For more, visit the artist's website at www.artnuvo.net.  

Media 寶貨 (보화, A Treasure) 

Projection mapping installation, wood, crystal, ceramic, Jangseok (Korean traditional metalwork for joinery) 

(120cm x 42 cm x 35cm), 2015


Media 多寶格 Unit 1 (다보격, Chinese Studiolo)

Led, crystal, painting on ceramic, wooden frame, (60cm x 60cm x 6cm), 2018



Omaju for 寶貨 (보화, A Treasure) 

Movie on digital canvas, 26.5” smart canvas, (53cm x53cm x 2cm), 2018

 Artwork Video: https://vimeo.com/274140705



Omaju for 樂 (, Joyful)
Movie on digital canvas, 26.5” smart canvas, (53cm x 53cm x 2cm), 2018
 Artwork Video: https://vimeo.com/274214524



Media (, City)

Projection wall facade, motion artwork, variable form, 2018