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Kim Jihye

Artist's Work

Remember Times Passing by

    Work introduction

    remember times passing by is a story about stones. Stones that we encounter countless times around us may serve as different embodiments to people; storages of recollection, some kind of tokens, hope that we sincerely yearn for, dangerous weapons or a proof of outdoor. Likewise, stones move and change depending on how they are used. In addition, stones condense time and space as they are endlessly piled up and worn out. Stones are not only the outcome of condensed minerals but also that of their own or individuals' moments.


    Hence, remember times passing by is a story about times. It is a story about times possessing past, present and future or times between already and not yet. Times that are passing by at this moment are the past-becoming-present and present-becoming-future. Thus, times at this moment coexist with present as past for the time being and past that is forthcoming.


    remember times passing by is a story about an interlude between times that have already arrived and times that have not yet come. It is a story about the moment or space that I exist.  It is a story about ways to face moments or spaces that are already given and that have not yet come. It is a story about existing between past and future which run into each other.


    Artist Biography


    Jihye Kim obtained B.F.A. and M.F.A in ceramics at Ewha Womans University and received a M.F.A at Kent State University. She finished the graduate course of Art history, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and took a Ph.D. in Studies in Art & Culture at Ewha Womans University after she returned to Korea. She held 13 solo exhibitions in Korea, the U.S. and Canada from 1994 to 2019.  She also participated in 180 special and group exhibitions.  She is currently working on a research on Luce Irigaray, a feminist theorist, while engaging in her ceramic installations. She currently serves as an associate professor of ceramic arts at Ewha Womans University