Artist Discussion with Cindy Ji Hye Kim

February 10, 2021
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
Detail view of painting with twisted grayscale vines intertwining with a pale blue background.

Installation view of List Projects 22: Cindy Ji Hye Kim at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, October 29, 2020–September 12, 2021. Photo: Charles Mayer

Join artist Cindy Ji Hye Kim and Dr. Maria Walsh, researcher and art critic at Chelsea College of Arts and author of Art and Psychoanalysis (2012), for a gallery talk on the exhibition List Projects 22: Cindy Ji Hye Kim. In conversation, they will examine the role of psychoanalysis in Kim’s recent paintings and drawings that foreground relationships between the body and structures of power, and discuss ideas around artworks as a manifestation of desires and anxieties.

About the Speakers

Cindy Ji Hye Kim (b. 1990, Incheon, South Korea; lives and works in New York) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her paintings recall visual and cultural reference points from propaganda posters, early black-and-white moving images, and representations of biblical narratives. Kim surveys the struggle over the degree of individual and social control of the body through the technical limitations of two-dimensional visualization. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Helena Anrather, New York; Foxy Production, New York; François Ghebaly, Los Angeles; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn; Cooper Cole, Toronto; Antenna Space, Shanghai; Art Gallery of York University, Toronto; Bahamas Biennale, Detroit; and others. 

Dr. Maria Walsh is a writer and art critic whose research explores spectatorship in relation to Artists’ Moving Image practices. She is Reader in Artists’ Moving Image at Chelsea College of Arts and co-convenes the Subjectivity and Feminisms research group.  Her book Art and Psychoanalysis (2012) investigates the Surrealist engagement with psychoanalytic imagery and the contemporary use of psychoanalytic concepts to understand how meaning operates. Her most recent monograph publication Therapeutic Aesthetics: Performative Encounters in Moving Image Artworks, (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020) investigates the ‘screen’ as a critical site of therapeutic encounter.

This online series will use Zoom with live closed-captioning and takes place on Wednesday, February 10, 12:30 PM, EST/5:30 GMT