atelier kim.gottlieb

Atelier Kim&Gottlieb represents collaborative and individual projects by Canadian Baruch Gottlieb and Korean Jinran Kim. Their first collaboration was Gottlieb’s Text for Kim’s photo diary in her object “The thirty years Old” Their collaboration intensified in the production of audio and video works for Kim’s object “Yearning for Siesta”, “Memorial Object” and “End of Lee Dynasty”. Kim and Gottlieb traveled together throughout Europe presenting and elaborating these works at various festivals and exhibitions. The permanent installation “Chance Encounter” features Jinran Kim’s distinctive soap objects in a new presentation spawned of their deepening collaboration. “Chance Encounter” was the first time Jinran Kim showed her work publicly in Seoul and Baruch Gottlieb’s first solo show in Korea opened a month later for the exhibition of the patterned floor “Step-On Skin for a Bawdy Walking Rhythm”. Soon after Kim and Gottlieb were approached to make a proposal for the lobby floors of the prestigious Acrovista development in southern Seoul. Combining their strengths, Kim and Gottlieb won the contract do the floors and soon embarked on another successful bid to do massive public artwork for the new City Hall of Gwangju. The completed work is the largest fiber optic installation of its kind in the world. Atelier Kim&Gottlieb attempts to convey some of the conceptual approaches and creative passions of this diverse and compelling partnership. An unexpected pairing of talents, abilities and personalities creates luminous and expansive works: the unique phenomena named Atelier Kim&Gottlieb.