Kim Hongki is an art critic, a translator and an aesthetic researcher who writes about contemporary artists, their works, exhibitions and discourses. He also continues to study media aesthetics personally, translating foreign art and philosophy books. He collects contemporary symptoms of theories and practices of arts for today and seeks universal concepts in contemporary arts that appear to be in disorder with theoretical reference to discussions on modern philosophy espoused by Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuzes, Bernard Stiegler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Jacques Derrida, Giorgio Agamben and Jean-Luc Nancy.
At Incheon Art Platform, he will find aesthetical and political significances of decelerated time and delayed events focusing on the video medium. He questions himself, ‘Unlike the avant-garde in the past characterized by views on time based on acceleration and progress that advance the upcoming liberalizing utopia, what should be the ethos for today with which the present artistic practice that is supposed to delay the upcoming catastrophe and dystopia needs to be equipped?’