Bottomless Bag Publication, 2020
Medium: Offset print
Dimension: 230x300mm, 160p
Commision: SeMA, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art
Collaborator: Na Kim, Minkyung Yoo (concept), Sungwon Kim, Oh Eun (text), Yumi Kang (editor), Myungsang Yu (design), Unreal Studio (photography), Keumgu, Nayoung Cho, Helen Cho (translation), Keumgu, Kim Stoker (proofreading), Top Process_Seoul (printing) Idea Books_Amsterdam, Seoul Book Store_Seoul (distribution)
Exhibition title: 물체주머니 (KR) / Bottomless Bag (EN)
Venue: Children’s Gallery atSeMA, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
This book was published as a companion piece to designer Na Kim’s exhibition Bottomless Bag, held from March26 to September 13, 2020 at SeMA, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art. Together with Oh Eun’s poem The Adventures of a Yellow Triangle and the photography of Unreal Studio, which explores the many corners of the gallery, it employs new stories to unravel the exhibition from unique viewpoints. To help visitors fully understand the exhibition, its workbook is also included, containing explanations of each of the artworks as well as views of the exhibition as a whole. The book concludes with art critic Sungwon Kim’s essay Na Kim: Graphic Design Fiction, examining the world of Na Kim’s works from the perspective of discovering the aesthetic value that emerges from cross-referencing the realms of art and design.