press release

Actually, after my residency at P.S.1, when I was heading back to Korea, I wrapped a bottari with the New York Yellow Pages and White Pages from 1993. I don't know what I will wrap in the future. Kimsooja, 2006 from the catalogue

From the press release: Kimsooja combines elements from Korean culture with contemporary artistic expressions, to create colorful installations and poetic performance-based video works. The exhibition at Magasin 3 is her first solo exhibition in the Nordic region, and presents works ranging from the mid-1990s to today.

At Magasin 3 she has parked a truck from 1938 with the back piled with 'bottari' - cloth bundles used for storing personal belongings. Kimsooja is always present in her own video works, leading us into the works and into her art. Existence and communication in contemporary society, and the nomadic rather than rooted life, are central themes in her work. She compares herself to a needle, holding the world together with her observations.


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Kim Sooja