Kimsooja at a Glance: Revisit Past Work

Korean Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 23, 2013 2:34PM

1 - 2. Bottari, 2011, Courtesy: Kukje Gallery, Seoul & Kimsooja Studio

The notion of bottari (bundle) as a whole and totality and the concept of sewing have been the central components of Kimsooja's work for over three decades. Posing various questions about the formal aspects of tableau, sculpture, object and installation; Bottari encompasses issues of body, self and others and the relationship of yin and yang to life and death. Bottari explores problems of location and dislocation; migration; exile; and war, while posing existential and cognitive questions in space and time.

2. Encounter - Looking into Sewing, 1998 - 2011, Courtesy of Kewenig Galerie & Kimsooja Studio.

3. The Weaving Factory, 2004 - 2013, Courtesy of Le Consortium, Centre d'art contemporain & Kimsooja Studio.

4. The Sun - Unfolded, 2008, Courtesy of Galerie Tschudi & Kimsooja Studio.

Korean Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale