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