Kim Beom, "Yellow Scream," 2012
Kim Beom, "Yellow Scream," 2012, video still
Kim Beom, a leading conceptual artist in South Korea, presents Continuing Studies, which uses absurdist humour to consider conventional learning structures. His 12-hour video, A Rock that Learned the Poetry of Jung Jiyong, features a literary professor teaching a rock the entire oeuvre of a Korean modernist poet. A second video, Yellow Scream, spoofs how-to videos as it questions whether abstract painting can be taught.