Christine Sun KIM & Thomas MADER
Since 2013, Christine Sun Kim and Thomas Mader have collaborated on a shared practice addressing the complexities of communication in a variety of formats. Their projects include recording an overnight shipment from Berlin to New York (Recording Contract, 2013), compiling 24 hours of invited contributors’ studio time (Busy Day, 2014), using the arm game, a combination of body and face, in order to describe a series of awkward social situations (Classified Digits, 2016), and animating signs that show the power of decision-making (Palm Reader, 2020).
Selected group exhibitions include: Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo; Galerie Crone, Vienna; Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne; Times Art Center, Berlin; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2018 they had their first solo exhibition at Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
Christine Sun Kim was born in California, USA, in 1980 and lives in Berlin. She uses the medium of sound in performance and drawing to investigate her relationship with spoken languages and the aural environment.
Thomas Mader was born in the South of Germany in 1984 and lives in Berlin. He is a research based artist who works with themes related to national identity, storytelling and communication.
digital drawing, variable dimensions
Commissioned by Times Art Center Berlin
Tables and Windows
HD video, color
10’00 (Tables) and 9’00 (Windows)
1920×1080, 16:9 ratio
Being Theoria: 4th Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art
Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou Museum
2022.9.30 – 12.4
ASL IRL: Christine Sun Kim and Thomas Mader interviewed by Isabel Parkes | BOMB Magazine
The Artist Christine Sun Kim and Thomas Mader answer our questionnaire-on the Pink Panther, rupturing languages, and Netflix