Kim Kim

Lemoine, Kimura Byol-Nathalie and Waldron, Kim. Kim Kim. Montréal, Qc: Kim Waldron; Montréal, Qc: Kimura Byol-Nathalie Lemoine, 2019.

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Abstract (English)

"Knowing that most interracial and international adoptions send children of color into Western Caucasian families, the artist and activist kimura byol-nathalie lemoine wanted to present another vision of what interracial adoption could be. To realize this, the artist Kim Waldron and kimura-lemoine decided to stage photographs of everyday life and key moments of the journey of a fictitious adoption. These photographs tell the story of a Caucasian woman adopted into a Canadian family of Korean descent. By this reversal, these images, at first sight banal, become interesting and intriguing here. The Kim Kim project elaborates Kim Waldron’s previous photographic and video work that incorporates self-portraiture into fictitious situations in order to challenge aspects of identity and social conditioning. Her photographic work uses a documentary aesthetic to make fictional propositions credible. This collaboration with kimura-lemoine uses the aesthetics of family photographs, a Korean family whose surname is Kim and Kim Waldron’s birth parents to create an imaginary and improbable tale of international adoption." -- Artexte website.

Types: Work of art ; Artists' publications
All Contributors: Lemoine, Kimura Byol-Nathalie (Author); Waldron, Kim (Author)
Dossier: 410 - KIM KIM (Collectif)
Language of Publication: English; French
Publishers: Montréal, Qc: Kim Waldron; Montréal, Qc: Kimura Byol-Nathalie Lemoine
Artists: Lemoine, Kimura Byol-Nathalie
Event Title: Kim Kim (Festival Art Souterrain 2019)
Type: Exhibition
Location: Arsenal (Montréal, QC)
Dates: 2 - 24 mars 2019
Keywords: ADOPTION; FAMILY; IDENTITY; PHOTOGRAPHY; PORTRAIT
Copyright Statement: Kim Waldron; Kimura Byol-Nathalie Lemoine
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Deposited by: Artexte Catalogueur
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2019 18:58
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 19:02
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/30377
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