Minouk Lim [Korea]
“Hyper Yellow”

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An exploration of the fluid boundaries of the city, of Tokyo.
A boat-tour performance and exhibition by leading Korean artist, Minouk Lim.

Minouk Lim is one of Korea’s leading artists. Traversing art and politics, the past and the present, the individual and collective, her work employs various methods to awaken forgotten and hidden voices and beings in contemporary society. Lim’s work has been shown continuously on the international art scene, including in Japan at the Setouchi Triennale 2016 and Aichi Triennale 2019.
Lim was awarded the Visions of the City – Obayashi Foundation Research Program grant and, as the culmination of two years of research and production in Japan, she will simultaneously present a tour performance on a yakatabune (a traditional Japanese leisure boat) on the Sumida River and Tokyo Bay, and an exhibition at Komagome SOKO. The title, Hyper Yellow, which points to a color that transcends descriptions of a specific shade or race, represents the fragile boundaries and relationships that exist nowhere and everywhere. In this tour performance where viewers will fluidly transcend boundaries, notions of history, nation, faith, ecology and geography are rearranged through the interplay of music, audio guides, and riverside happenings.


Minouk Lim
Minouk Lim (b. 1968) is an artist of many forms and has been creating works that are beyond the boundary of different genres and media, deepening the scope of questions while encompassing writing, music, video, installation, and performance as her modes of artistic expression. Lim’s practice recalls historic losses, ruptures, and repressed traumas. Rooted in language, and specifically, the politics of expression, her work does not replay past events, rather, they elevate the experiences, memories, and feelings through the means of imagining or engaging structural beings of non-human witnesses in her performative sculptural objects and installations.


Exhibition “Hyper Yellow”
Private view | Februrary 29th [Thu]/16:00
Period | March 1st [Fri]–12th [Tue]/12:00–20:00

Performance “S.O.S – Run Shin Shin”
March 2nd [Sat], 3rd [Sun]/17:00–18:30

Talk event
March 4th [Mon]/17:00–18:30 (Doors open 16:30)

Performance times

Performance | Approx. 90 min.
Talk event | Approx. 90 min.


Exhibition | Komagome SOKO
2-14-2 Komagome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 173-0003

Performance | Sumida River, Yakatabune Boat Cruises (Etchūjima-sanbashi)
Etchūjima park, 1, Etchūjima, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Talk event | Obayashi Corporation, 30F Reception room
30F, Shinagawa Intercity Tower B, 2-15-2, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8502


Exhibition | Admission free
Performance | Free / Booking essential (by lottery)
Talk event | Free / Booking essential (by lottery)

*How to make a reservation
– Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 via [Lottery Reservation Application Form].
– Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, 23:59
– Lottery results: Notification of the lottery results will be sent to the e-mail address regardless of the result by Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.

Lottery Reservation Application Form


Japanese, English, Korean


Exhibition “Hyper Yellow”
Curatorial Research/Project Management | Sanghae Kwon, Youeun Choi (Korea)
Production | azymkim
Camera | Sungjoon Lim
Video Production | Eunsol Lee
Graphic Design | Studio Hik

Performance “S.O.S – Run Shin Shin”
Concept and Direction | Minouk Lim
Cast | Kanako Shiozawa, Hyejung Jo, Keiko Tokuyasu, Saki Mishima, Yoshiya Yoshimitsu, Jean Lemonnier
Curatorial Research/Project Management | Sanghae Kwon
Music Direction | Younggyu Jang
Sound Direction | Younghoon Oh
Technical Staff | Wataru Shoji
Production | Yuko Takeda
Filming | Junki Mine
Production Documentation | Sojin Kwak
Co-operation | Edomaekisen Corporation

Organized by The Obayashi Foundation
Supported by Visions of the City – Obayashi Foundation Research Program
PR Support | Theater Commons Tokyo Executive Committee(Administrative Office | Arts Commons Tokyo)

Related program

Commons Tour (Tour A, B)
Dates | Tour A: March 2nd [Sat], 3rd [Sun], Tour B: March 9th [Sat], 10th [Sun]