Atta Kim, world-renowned South Korean photographer, is visiting Caldera September 24 – 28th along with the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research group from Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). While teaching workshops for the students, Kim will also be installing two blank white canvases on Caldera land which will remain there for two years, “taking dictation”, as the artist describes it, from the weather and environment.
Caldera is just one of 80 sites around the world where Kim is doing this innovative, art and environment work. A full description and beautiful photographs/film footage of the project (the film has a beautiful soundtrack) can be found here.
About Atta Kim
The work of photographer Atta Kim is marked by its novel rendering of time and its conceptual sophistication and richness. Interested in the relation of appearance and disappearance, the artist often draws on Buddhist concepts and iconography. The first photographer to represent South Korea in the São Paulo Biennial, he has exhibited at the International Center of Photography, the Seoul Metropolitan Museum, the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, FotoFest, and the Venice Biennale, among others. Recent work includes the ON-AIR Project, the Museum Project, and the Drawing of Nature Series. He is the CT+CR Fall 2014 Visiting Artist and Scholar. See more about Atta Kim in this YouTube video and on his website: www.attakim.com.
Pictured below at Caldera (left to right): Ira Kim, Manager, and Atta Kim.