Photo courtesy of the artist
Sunyoung Kim is a curator of The Museum of Photography, Seoul, and is in charge of exhibitions and international relations. Recently, Sunyoung has been involved in organizing collaborative exhibitions with international institution, specially with French artists as part of a series of commemorative events for the friendship year between France and Korea (2015-2016).
This program will play a vital role in the preparation of the Nordic & Korean collaborative show this year. To develop a concrete idea and understand Finnish and Nordic ways of interacting with nature, it is essential to be involved in the community and experience shared values.I intend to use this residency program to conduct a study on Finnish contemporary photography in preparation of the museum’s upcoming exhibition, whose working title is Nature as Playground. Based on curatorial intention, I’d like to meet with photographers whom we’ve considered for the show in person, and visit their studios. —Sunyoung