Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is devoting an extensive solo exhibition to the Korea-
In her performances, installations, sculptures, video and photo works Kimsooja combines isolated, fragmentary observations to form a whole encounter of different places and people. Duration and time and the metaphorical intertwining of her own experiences, cultural backgrounds, and historical references all play a major role. The artist equates her task with a needle whose work brings together divergent elements, that is to say, different cultures or standpoints.
International Archives 2nd half of 2017
One day in 1983, Kimsooja was sewing a traditional bedcover together with her mother. When passing the needle through the fabric, she had a sudden sensation like an electric shock. “The energy of my body channeled through the needle, seeming to connect to the energy of the world. From that moment, I understood the power of sewing: the relationship of needle to fabric is like my body to the universe.” This experience became a far-
The thread that runs through the exhibition—as expressed by the title—is the metaphor of
The exhibition conceived in close collaboration with Kimsooja is a production of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Christiane Meyer-
Exhibition 22 September 2017 -
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Kimsooja, Thread Routes – Chapter IV (China) (still), 2014. Film. Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio.