Exhibition View: Kyoungtae Kim. ‘Serial Compositions’, 2021. einBuch.haus


A book in the form of an exhibition

„einBuch.haus“ considers books as art objects which can be curated and presented in exhibition formats, providing immersive experience
between people, objects and spaces.

„einBuch.haus“ offers regular events with a specific artbook concept of selected book in the field of arts and design. Each exhibition or event refers to one book, along with contents and related materials. With an interdisciplinary approach, einbuch.haus are challenged to
communicate both material and visual aspects of reading experience.

A building has its blueprint, frame and materials to become a building, a book also has its own systematic structure such as text, grid and texture to become a book. As if a cluster of buildings form a community where a cultural interplay may begin, the books in the exhibition organised by einbuch.haus encourage the audience to extend their three-dimensional reading experience to become a part of it.



The Serial Composition by Kyoungtae Kim, Hezukpress, 2018
The Serial Composition by Kyoungtae Kim, Hezukpress, 2018
The Serial Composition by Kyoungtae Kim, Hezukpress, 2018
The Serial Composition by Kyoungtae Kim, Hezukpress, 2018
The Serial Composition
Kyoungtae Kim
Publishing House
Size, Materials & Language
29,7x21cm, 16 pages, Offset Print, Saddle stitched brochure
Price & Editions
20 euro (7% VAT) / 300 editions
Exhibition View: Kyoungtae Kim. ‘Serial Compositions’, 2021. einBuch.haus
Exhibition View: Kyoungtae Kim. ‘Serial Compositions’, 2021. einBuch.haus
Serial Compositions by Kyoungtae Kim
Serial Compositions by Kyoungtae Kim

Kyoungtae Kim

Serial Compositions

15 April, 2021
15 April - 29 May, 2021
einBuch #18

The Serial Composition
Kyoungtae Kim

Hezuk Press, 2018
29.7x21cm, 16 pp

Edition: 300


Kyoungtae Kim applies a ‘Serial Compositions’ technique to display a fresh visual perception through the eye of a camera. Serial Compositions makes it difficult for the viewer to know what the actual image or form of an object is, because of the extreme close-up photos of A4 book-size white leaflets.
By using his Focus Stacking* technique, Kim’s images show equally distributed focus points on the objects, creating an illusion to the viewers as if they are looking at a graphic image rather than a photograph

In the exhibition at einBuch.haus, the images from the book ‘The Serial Composition’ becomes more abstract within the DIN A4 format, the actual size of the book object. The physical parts of the printed book, including the cover, pages, fore-edge and its binding, appear very unrealistic or rather graphic. It challenges our visual perception and at the same time attempts to newly transform the visual images shot through the lenses of a camera.

*Focus Stacking: a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a flat perspective image without a vanishing point.


Kyoungtae Kim is a photograph artist based in Seoul, South Korea. Kim is interested in the way he observes and perceives the structure of objects or spaces. His work is a process of establishing experiences from observing objects.

He was recently received 11th Doosan Yonkang Artist Award, 2020. Including the solo show ‘Dropping to the Surface(2019)’, Kim’s work has been shown at various exhibitions including the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2018), SeMa, Nam-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Ilmin Museum of Art and Kukje Gallery. Kim has also collaborated with Studio Ossidiana(NL), Team Thursday(NL), RAAAF(NL), IDEA Magazine(JP)

Since 2020, the work ‘Papers and Concrete, 2017’ is part of the collection at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.


Artist Talk

A photograph artist, Kyoungtae Kim is sharing his insights and artistic approach on the artwork ‘Serial Compositions’.

Please turn on the English subtitle in the setting.

Watch 'Artist Talk' on YouTube
Gefördert durch

Stiftung Kunstfonds und das NEUSTART KULTUR-Programm

Opening times

1 – 7 pm (Thursday, Friday)
12 – 5 pm (Saturday)

and by appointment


einbuch.haus / Florastraße 61, 13187 Berlin

Soft Opening

Friday, 16. April, 13 – 21 hr

A visit to the exhibition for the soft opening is possible between 1-9pm by booking an appointment.
There will be 16 appointment slots of 30 minutes each. You can register for this as a group of up to 3 people.
Since einBuch.haus also acts as a bookstore, proof of a negative test result is not necessary.

Book an appointment


Florastraße 61
13187 Berlin

Opening Times
Thurs – Fri, 1 – 7 pm / Sat 12 – 5 pm

and by appointment