wrote by WANG Sheng-Hung 王聖閎 of Taipei 2018

金順任 KIM Soonim


金順任的創作頗能與上個世紀 60、70 年代的地景藝術、大地藝術,以及後來日漸成








外在事物的「加法」邏輯。這樣的創作實踐,頗能令人聯想到英國大地藝術 家


Richard Long 的自然美學倡議。不過金順任有她自己對於拾得物(found object)與















The works of Kim Soonim is tightly connected with the developmental context of Land Art, Earth Art, and the maturing of Environmental Art in the 60s and 70s. Kim’s artworks express a sense of humility that constantly confronts topics in space and the natural environment with gentle and adequate approaches. For instance, the artist’s method of repeatedly polishing rocks, cleaning the bottom of water pools, and acts of salvaging, all originate from the philosophy of “subtraction” rather than the arbitrarily distorting and altering methods of “addition.” This creative method reminds viewers of British land artist Richard Long’s aesthetic of natural materials. However, Kim has a unique view of found objects and spatial installations. The leftover vegetables and fruits, the collection of twigs and leaves, various pieces of sketches, are not only inspirations drawn from nature but also documentations of the artist’s life and her thoughts on the connections between natural objects and human sentiments.


Many outstanding Taiwanese indigenous artists, such as Rahic Talif, also create works with this concept. Maybe Kim Soonim can visit East Taiwan during her residence, or maybe the artist is already familiar with the works of indigenous creatives? Collaborative workshops, forums, or other forms of exchanges of ideas can also lead to interesting creative outcomes.


with TAV 2018