Over de rol van kunst in een globaliserende samenleving

Framer Framed

Sumin Lee

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On her work and research, Sumin Lee (1990, South Korea) uses herself as¬†an anonymous Asian woman and an object through the camera. With sadistic¬†and destructive actions, her practice redefines the consciousness of¬†‚Äėrefinement,‚Äô the notion of human‚Äôs fantasy in our daily life. She¬†sees these as cultural phenomena and uses them with her sarcasm and¬†silliness. Sumin is engaged in the artist collective Comfort Ball with¬†her enthusiasm on food, exploring food as a reflective method and using¬†cooking as a performative tool that interprets the ground where she¬†belongs. She is expected to graduate VAV (Video Audio Visual) at Gerrit¬†Rietveld Academie 2020.

Comfort Ball is a gastronomy oriented art collective organised by visual¬†artist, performer Bin Koh (KR) and Sumin Lee (KR). They distort and twist¬†a traditional way of cooking with Asian ingredients to formulate an¬†alien scenery. This scenery speaks itself to show how they are displayed¬†in western society as an Asian woman, finding parallels between being¬†low waged hospitality workers and Asian women in western society that¬†both are fetishised and alienated at the same time. They address this¬†observation and experience through cooking and stress the gazes of¬†fetishisation and ignorance under the name of ‚Äėexoticism‚Äô within¬†their body politics. Their act not only manifests Asian women but also¬†the queer and trans among us, the differently-abled bodies. Comfort Ball¬†has organised multiple events, performance at Stedelijk Museum¬†Amsterdam, Paradiso Amsterdam, Framer Framed, NDSM nursery square, and Het Nieuwe¬†Instituut.


Performance: Tar for Mortar - van het kunstenaarscollectief Comfort Ball
Performance met Comfort Ball