Christine Sun Kim

The sound of relevanceThe sound of almost-relevanceThe sound of frequencies attempting to be heavyThe sound of beeing spaced outThe sound of temperature risingThe sound of passing time

Christine Sun Kim (b. 1980 in Orange County, lives and works in Berlin), who has been deaf since birth, explores the perceptual worlds and communication systems of both hearing and deaf people and develops works that enable an exchange of experiences. Here, she particularly focuses on revealing a social environment, in which the auditory is privileged. The artist questions seemingly self-evident facts and highlights the qualities of different perspectives by consistently examining in an abstract way, how things “sound”. This is also the case in her sketchy notations, which, with titles such as The Sound of Passing Time or The Sound of Relevance or The Sound of Temperature Rising (all 2016), invite us to deal with terms that are not primarily associated with sound: the question of how these might be translated acoustically, in the charcoal drawings takes on the form of a philosophical mind game. Christine Sun Kim studied in New York, interdisciplinary research at the Rochester Institute of Technology (1998–2002), fine arts at the School of Visual Arts (2004–2006) and music and sound at Bard College (2010–2012). Most recently, her works have been shown at, among others, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2017); MoMA PS1, New York (2016); White Space, Beijing (2015); New Museum, New York (2015); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); Calder Foundation, New York (2013); Marta Herford (2014).



The sound of relevance
2016, charcoal on paper, 36 x 48 cm, unique piece, signed and dated
2.700 euro member, 2.900 euro non-member


The sound of almost-relevance
2016, charcoal on paper, 36 x 48 cm, unique piece, signed and dated
2.700 euro member, 2.900 euro non-member
sold out


The sound of frequencies attempting to be heavy
2016, charcoal on paper, 36 x 48 cm, unique piece, signed and dated
2.700 euro member, 2.900 euro non-member


The sound of beeing spaced out
2016, charcoal on paper, 36 x 48 cm, unique piece, signed and dated
2.700 euro member, 2.900 euro non-member


The sound of temperature rising
2016, charcoal on paper, 36 x 48 cm, unique piece, signed and dated
2.700 euro member, 2.900 euro non-member
sold out


The sound of passing time
2016, charcoal on paper, 36 x 48 cm, unique piece, signed and dated
2.700 euro member, 2.900 euro non-member
sold out