The Tile Project, Destination: The World / 071USILKim

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Jin Soo Kim

Jin Soo Kim was born in Seoul during the Korean War and grew up during the
post war recovery. In 1974, Jin Soo Kim moved to the U.S. Kim’s works have
been widely exhibited, including in the U.S. at the Chicago Museum of
Contemporary Art, the Chicago Cultural Center, the
Pittsburg Center for the Arts, the David Winton Bell Gallery, The Tacoma Art
Museum, MIT List Visual Arts Center and the High Museum of Art, and abroad
at Alerie a’pert (Amsterdam), Galerie Bhak (Seoul), Ca’Verdramin Calergi
(Italy), among many others. Kim has received a number of awards, including
from the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the tile:
“My tile incorporates the Korean word PYUNG WHA, meaning peace. WHA is turned around twice,
referring to two tragedies, Japan's invasion at the turn of the 20th century and the Korean War in 1950.

Peace is fragile, it is divided, it is turned upside down and left to right. We can not give up
the notion of peace. Can it be existent in this world while going through such a division?