Whitewaller caught up with Kim just before the fair to learn what she’s planning on presenting this week, and what else is on her radar in San Francisco at the moment.
WHITEWALLER: How does FOG’s presentation of both art and design play into your consideration of what works and artists you’ll present?
TINA KIM: FOG provides a unique platform where we may present an array of work in a variety of mediums. We will show a special presentation of contemporary Korean ceramic artist, Kang Minsoo, who investigates and insists on keeping a traditional technique. His unique and dedicated approach will be shown together with historic Post-war paintings to explore the complex dialogue between design and art and achieving the beauty of imperfection.
WW: This is your first time participating in FOG. Can you tell us about your interest in being part of the fair?
TK: FOG is a beautiful fair that gives its visitors a particularly intimate and curated experience. We are so happy to participate in the fair for the first time—in doing so, our artists are introduced to new audiences in the ever-expanding market of California.
WW: Can you tell us about what you’ll be presenting at the fair?
TK: We are bringing important historic Dansaekhwa works alongside contemporary ceramics that are rooted in tradition. Our presentation will examine the strength and influence of Korea’s cultural history from post-war until today. I am interested in introducing my particular program that focuses on both the historical and contemporary.
WW: Outside of the fair, what are you looking forward to doing and seeing in San Francisco in January?
TK: I love visiting SFMOMA, SF Asia Art Museum, and CCA Wattis. My daughter now is at school at Berkeley, so I have been excited to spend more time here and become more involved in the Bay Area community.