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2011, English
16.2×22 cm, 168 pages, 138 b/w ill., hardcover
ISBN 978-1934105-51-1
Robin Watkins
Kunsthalle Basel
Out of print


The artist’s book Ki-da Rilke evolved in relation to the exhibition “Line Wall” by Sung Hwan Kim. In the book, Kim engages with the work of the Prague born poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926). The first part of Ki-da Rilke features a transcription and drawings of Rilke’s collection “New Poems” (1907) in the German original and on thin sheets of paper and notepads. The second part features Kim’s drawings inspired by Rilke’s “Sonnets to Orpheus” (1923), which are then further developed in the book’s third part, which comprises an independent picture story featuring recurring characters. These figures are named in an index on loose sheets of paper.

The book is published on the occasion of Sung Hwan Kim’s exhibition “Line Wall” at Kunsthalle Basel, April 17–May 29, 2011