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Nude Artist Miru Kim Denies being Arrested

From here:

Nude artist Miru Kim denied reports that she had been arrested while doing a nude photo-shoot in Istanbul.

According to the Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet, Korean-American Miru Kim was apprehended by police after a citizen reported her for taking nude photographs in an Islamic mosque. However, Miru Kim announced on her Facebook page that she had never been arrested in Istanbul nor had she ever been to the top of any mosque.

Miru Kim is the daughter of former Korea University professor of philosophy Yong-ok Kim.  She has been creating nude photographic and video works of art since 2004. She has stated that she started creating these works as a way to overcome the terror associated with OCD that she has felt from a very young age.

She does most of her works amid ruins in major cities and has received acclaim for her works as it represents the tenacity of life within ruin.

The article itself is perhaps not very news-worthy, but I had never heard of Miru Kim nor the concept of a nude artist before I read the article. I would be interested to see (and link to) some of her works, but they’re undoubtedly NSFW. Feel free to do so in the comments.

  • http://atlantarofters.blogspot.com The Sanity Inspector

    Actually they’re pretty tasteful & discreet.
    http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2009/03/interview-miru-kim

    I saw a collection of them on a K-blog a couple of years ago, but don’t remember where.

  • Baek-du boy

    I’m sue there has been a post on the hole about Miro Kim before…

  • Baek-du boy

    Miru

  • DLBarch

    Miru Kim is brilliant. Anyone who knows the early work of Yoko Ono will see parallels. She certainly challenges Korean female stereotypes:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/miru_kim_s_underground_art.html

    DLB

  • http://rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Yeah, I’ve blogged about her before. Her work is fantastic, if a bit surprising given who her dad is.

  • Q

    a bit surprising given who her dad is.

    His dad is this guy, the man seating in the left:

    http://blog.joinsmsn.com/media/folderlistslide.asp?uid=dikang75&folder=4&list_id=11618396

  • CactusMcHarris

    I wish they’d talk turkey about that.

  • αβγδε

    That was a wonderful TED talk. Thanks for the link, DL.

    It’s nice to be reminded of what an “artist” is, and Miru Kim is an artist indeed.

    Nice ass, too.

  • wjk, 검은 머리 외국인

    she’s ugly in my opinion.

  • Q

    According to the Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet, Korean-American Miru Kim was apprehended by police after a citizen reported her for taking nude photographs in an Islamic mosque.

    It is like taking nude photographs in front of the Buddha’s statue at 불국사 in 경주.

  • http://rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler
  • bibimbong

    is this the one that laid naked in the pigpen with oinkers?
    http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-artist-who-lived-nude-pigs

    pure genius.

  • Seth Gecko

    Awesome stuff. She’s really something.

    The abandoned places are intersting. There’s a scene in a 007 movie where Bond meets M in an abandoned subway station, and I had wondered if places like that exist. I guess I have my answer.

  • http://jikding.wordpress.com/ 조엘

    http://economy.hankooki.com/lpage/worldecono/201106/e2011062910010469740.htm

    Apparently other people have caught wind of her today because of the Istanbul article and are running with it. I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t know who she was.

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer

    @6
    Are those guys at a fashion show or a funeral; or is the scowl the only look in their reportoire besides the slack-tongued leering jackal that they’re struggling to keep on a leash?

  • Arghaeri

    an abandoned subway station, and I had wondered if places like that exist. I guess I have my answer.

    Loads of them, and if I recall correctly there is a website dedicated to them.

  • CactusMcHarris

    Would this be a branch of art more akin to urban ballet or Damian Hirst’s preserved sharks and cows (blech and double blech on his contributions to the art world)?

    #16,

    Yes, those urban spelunkers do have a website.