PICA - PERTH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Northbridge

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ZONE OF NOWHERE

17 FEBRUARY – 25 APRIL

 

Zone of Nowhere will be the first Australian solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed,

South Korean-born multimedia artist Kimsooja.

 

For more than 30 years Kimsooja has dedicated her site-specific works to cultural and political issues facing our world. Kimsooja is perhaps best-known for her use of bottari – the traditional Korean bedcover used to wrap and protect personal belongings – as a symbol of structure and connection.

 

Heavily influenced by Buddhism, Zen, Confucianism and the age-old role of the artist as shaman, she creates lyrical installations that draw inspiration from everyday activities. The result is a practice that brings together the physical and the metaphysical. The exhibition will feature a new large-scale installation created especially for PICA’s vast central gallery space as well as an associated public art project on the streets of Perth.

 

The exhibition features selected works from the South Korean artist’s 30-year career, as well as a major new site specific installation created for PICA and a public art project on the streets of Perth. Kimsooja’s work is centered around cultural and political issues such as migration and displacement, and invites us to question the major challenges we face today.

The exhibition extends beyond the walls of PICA, with Kimsooja’s colourful layered flags appearing on public facades throughout Northbridge and the Perth CBD from 15 February to 4 March. A map of locations is available at PICA.

 

Curated by PICA Senior Curator Eugenio Viola and presented in association with Perth Festival and PICA Public Project Partner Wesfarmers Arts

Image: Kimsooja, Bottari Truck – Migrateur, 2007. Single Channel Video Projection, silent, 10:00, loop, performed in Paris. Commissioned by Musée D’Art Contemporain du Val-De-Marne (MAC/VAL). Still Photo by Thierry Depagne. Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

 

KIMSOOJA ART WALK

SATURDAY 14 APRIL, 2-3PM

FRIDAY 20 APRIL, 11AM – 12PM

Meet in the Urban Orchard

FREE

 

HATCHED CANVASS – ALUMNI IN CONVERSATION

SATURDAY 21 APRIL, 2-3PM

FREE

 

 

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