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Ai Kijima

Ingres #1, 2016

Textile collage
61 2/5 × 45 7/10 in
156 × 116 cm
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Munich, Singapore
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Ai Kijima
Japanese, b. 1970
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Ai Kijima’s pop art-inspired works feature cartoon characters collaged into layered quilts, which appear as both safety blankets and menacing meditations on global culture. Born in Japan and based in New York, Kijima begins each piece by searching through her extensive trove of textile scraps cut from bed sheets or curtains designed for children. Kijima sews the fabric pieces into kaleidoscopic quilts brimming with energy and visual information. The collaged images fail to cohere into any linear narrative but create a snapshot of juvenilia from different parts of the world. Her arrangements draw out existing threads in the images, exaggerating the codes of gender, nationality, and violence laced into the cartoons by their corporate authors.

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Ai Kijima
Japanese, b. 1970
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Ai Kijima’s pop art-inspired works feature cartoon characters collaged into layered quilts, which appear as both safety blankets and menacing meditations on global culture. Born in Japan and based in New York, Kijima begins each piece by searching through her extensive trove of textile scraps cut from bed sheets or curtains designed for children. Kijima sews the fabric pieces into kaleidoscopic quilts brimming with energy and visual information. The collaged images fail to cohere into any linear narrative but create a snapshot of juvenilia from different parts of the world. Her arrangements draw out existing threads in the images, exaggerating the codes of gender, nationality, and violence laced into the cartoons by their corporate authors.

Ai Kijima

Ingres #1, 2016

Textile collage
61 2/5 × 45 7/10 in
156 × 116 cm
Unique
Contact For Price
Location
Munich, Singapore
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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