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Surreal State

Anh-Minh Le | June 22, 2018 | Lifestyle Story Culture

Won Ju Lim’s California Dreamin’ (2002) will soon enjoy its U.S. premiere at the San Jose Museum of Art. The multimedia installation merges Plexiglas depictions of model homes and prefabricated structures with digital video and still-image projections.

According to the SJMA, for the artist, the pieces explore the idea of “futuristic ruins”—with Lim taking inspiration from the mythical island of California that Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo wrote about in the 16th century, as well as the cityscapes in science fiction flicks like Blade Runner. The exhibition, on view June 22 through Sept. 30, will also include other works by Lim. 110 S. Market St., 408.271.6840

Originally published in the June issue of Silicon Valley

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