871
871
Atta Kim
THE NEW YORK SERIES: ON-AIR PROJECT 110-2
Estimate
280,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 350,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
871
Atta Kim
THE NEW YORK SERIES: ON-AIR PROJECT 110-2
Estimate
280,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 350,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Asian Art

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Hong Kong

Atta Kim
B. 1956
THE NEW YORK SERIES: ON-AIR PROJECT 110-2
executed in 2005, framed
This work is number 7 from an edition of 10
photograph
123 by 163 cm.; 48⅜ by 64⅛ in.
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Provenance

Acquired by the present owner from the above

This work is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity issued by the artist

Exhibited

USA, New York, New York, International Center of Photography, Atta Kim: ON-AIR, 2006 (alternate edition exhibited)
Korea, Yeongwol, Dong-gang Museum of Photography, Exhibition for the Winners of Dong-Gang Awards, 2007 (alternate edition exhibited)
Korea, Seoul, Plateau Museum, Atta Kim: ON-AIR, 2008 (alternate edition exhibited)
Italy, Venice, 53rd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia- Collateral Events, Atta Kim: ON-AIR, 2009 (alternate edition exhibited)
USA , New Britain, New Britain Museum of American Art, Atta Kim, 2012 (alternate edition exhibited)

Literature

Atta Kim: ON-AIR, ICP/STEIDL, Germany, 2006, p. 71
Atta Kim: Water Does Not Soak in Rain, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany, 2009, p. 305   
Atta Kim: On-Air Eighthours , Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany, 2009, p. 69 

Catalogue Note

Being the first photographer to represent South Korea in the São Paulo Biennial, Korean photographer Atta Kim is highly regarded for the infusion of Zen philosophy and extremely refined technicalities in his works. Throughout the two decades, the ever prolific artist has created an eclectic body of works that speak of existence and impermanence in life, exhibiting across major venues that include the International Center of Photography, Venice Biennale, and the Samsung Museum of Art, among others. The tremendously popular ON-AIR Project, in which the present work The New York Series: ON-AIR Project 110-2 belongs, magnifies the omnipotent presence of time and ephemerality. Setting his camera to an eight hour exposure, Kim sets out across metropolises from around the world, transforming these densely populated cities into illusory ghost towns. In the present work, the crowded Time Square in New York, the symbol of capitalism in America, is transcended into an empty arena, with only beams of lights suggesting vague sense of motion. It seems as if under Kim's lens, the intertwined relationships between capital, money, and economic systems have all vanished into thin air, revealing only the essence and fundamentals of our immediate surroundings, truly attesting to the Zen philosophy advocated by the artist.

Contemporary Asian Art

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Hong Kong