The Wanås Foundation presents Sowing Into Painting, a multidimensional project including site-
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The title for the exhibition, Sowing into Painting, is also the title of Kimsooja’s new planting project, a field of flax. Taking advantage of the surroundings, she cultivates two varieties of flax plants to generate linseed oil and linen. As well as being a physical source of painting materials, the field becomes a fluid tableau woven into the earth. Sown at the end of April, it will grow, flower, and be harvested over the course of the exhibition. Bringing together the whole cycle of life and art, this new project expands the notion of painting and textile production that have characterized Kimsooja’s entire oeuvre, and her own cycle as an artist.
In the Art Gallery space, Kimsooja presents Meta-
In the nearby space, Kimsooja’s 16mm film series Thread Routes depicts textile cultures across the world as a "visual anthropology." Started in 2010 and shot on five different continents, the films investigate textiles as a point of reference into human life, culture, architecture, and the natural world.
In the Sculpture Park, A Laundry Field is made with close to a hundred hanging used local Swedish bed covers, extending from Kimsooja’s A Laundry Woman. The bed cover has been a recurring motif in Kimsooja’s oeuvre; fabrics that are imbued with content through their use and representation. The bed is a site of life and death and the history of these lives are embedded in the textiles. The installation is a field of memories.
In the centuries-
The exhibition takes place during the Covid-
The Sculpture Park and the Collection
Please note that Wanås Konst has taken special measures to ensure visitors’ safety and that the outdoor area consists of almost 100 acres. The Wanås Foundation is since 33 years a Center for Art and Education that produces and presents site-
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Kimsooja, Sowing Into Painting, part of the exhibition Kimsooja, Sowing Into Painting, Wanås Konst 2020. Photo: Mattias Givell