Embeddedness: Artist Films and Videos from Korea 1960s to Now

Friday 18 – Saturday 19 September

Tate Modern


The first survey in the UK of Korean artists’ films and videos attempts to unwrap the particularity of experimental film and artist moving-image making over five decades from 1960s until now. The series focus on the ways in which artists in South Korea have addressed the intrinsic conditions of cinema – namely duration and the collective viewing experience – and the changing social and political context that have defined the ways artists have been able to work. These screenings will attempt to map the continuities across various generations and the crucial role of artists organisations from the pioneering groups Avant-Garde (A.G.), The Fourth Group and Kaidu Group in the 1960s and 70s to the ongoing activities of the EXiS festival that continues to support artists practice with film and video in South Korea.

Kim Ku-lim Leaflet for The Meaning of 1/24 Second 1969


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