Exhibition: Kim Beom – The School of Inversion, Hayward Gallery, London, until September 2 2012
© Kim Beom. Photo: Park Myung Rae
Enhancing the Hayward Gallery’s history of extending open invitations to lesser-known artists adroit at absurdity, South Korean surrealist Kim Beom presents a series of ultra-subtle, gleefully weird works in The School of Inversion.
When he’s not reimagining Eadward Muybridge’s equine motion photos so that the horses appear to be galloping on the backs of one another, Beom can be found reciting poetry to rocks or, in another lesson for inanimate objects, sitting watering cans and bottles in front of a dimly-lit chalkboard in a sparsely-furnished classroom.
Encompassing drawing, video and sculptural installations and mixed media, this show has been co-organised by the Korean Cultural Centre and the Southbank Centre’s current Festival of the World campaign.
- Open 10am-6pm (8pm Thursday and Friday). Admission free.