Presented in association with Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
The most urgent topics of our times seen through the eyes of an artist.
Paris’ Centre Pompidou described Kimsooja as ‘one of the most influential multidisciplinary conceptual artists of her generation’. Now art lovers can experience the first Australian solo exhibition by this internationally acclaimed, South Korean-born multimedia artist.
Zone of Nowhere features a public art project throughout the streets of Perth and an awe-inspiring installation of 30 large translucent flags suspended above PICA’s central gallery space, drawing upon her previous artwork commission by the International Olympic Committee for the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
For more than 30 years Kimsooja has dedicated her site-specific works to cultural and political issues facing our world, but she 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, Kimsooja creates lyrical installations that draw inspiration from everyday activities. The result is a practice that brings together the physical and the metaphysical.
Curated by PICA Senior Curator Eugenio Viola, this exhibition is complemented by the presentation of Kimsooja’s Sewing into walking at the Art Gallery of WA.
17 Feb - 25 Apr 2018