Min Kyung Kam attempts with her works to evaluate her own role as a subject in the context of society and time. Basing her artistic process on hand-written letters, old books or photos of unknown individuals, she poses the question of human existence and the omnipresent aspect of time.
The exhibition title a memory without a roof points to the incompleteness, defectiveness and often unclear origins of the materials collected by the artist, which are similar to human perception and memory in their lack of perfection: the intention of her works is to make us well aware of this fact. Viewing an image is always an encounter with a story as well – with personal, often quite trivial moments.
From this knowledge Min Kyung Kam creates her portraits as passive representatives of an era. Meanings are shifted endlessly, and facts change through the reproduction of images: the image that develops in Kam’s painting process is only one visible possibility among many.