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Water Does Not Soak in Rain Atta Kim

Water Does Not Soak in Rain

Atta Kim

Published September 30th 2009
ISBN : 9783775723749
Hardcover
408 pages
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Water Does Not Soak in Rain surveys 25 years of works from the internationally-acclaimed South Korean photographer Atta Kim. Since the mid-1980s, Kim (born 1956) has evolved and practiced a singular life-philosophy through a personal synthesis ofMoreWater Does Not Soak in Rain surveys 25 years of works from the internationally-acclaimed South Korean photographer Atta Kim. Since the mid-1980s, Kim (born 1956) has evolved and practiced a singular life-philosophy through a personal synthesis of the teachings of German philosopher Martin Heidegger, Armenian mystic G.I. Gurdjieff and Zen Buddhism. The works that Kim produced after ten years of formal training in these teachings--which include his series In der-Welt-sein (1991), Deconstruction (1995) and The Museum Project (1995-2002), in which he created a private museum by placing figures in Plexiglas boxes--are described by him as byproducts or expressions of this Weltanschauung. The guiding motto or aphorism of the On-Air project is simply this: all things eventually disappear. Kims most recent series compresses 10,000 images of a city into one image, and represents the projects culmination.