Exhibitions that focus on the meditative and the natural world
Kimsooja (born 1957 in South Korea) creates installations that are both colorful and meditative. She often returns to women’s work and handicrafts and to textiles in her artworks. She establishes parallels between the body and the needle as a metaphor for how we move through the world and connect geographies and cultures throughout our lives. She describes her practise:
"I’d like to make works that are like water and air, that cannot be owned but can be shared by everyone."
In 2006, at Magasin III in Stockholm, Sweden, she presented a comprehensive exhibition and displayed works with the cloth bundles of traditional Korean bottari, which she has used and explored for 25 years, and poetic, performative video works. In 2013, she represented South Korea at the Venice Biennale, and she has collaborated on exhibitions at the world’s leading art institutions. Kimsooja’s work can currently be experienced in the project Traversées in Poitiers as well as at the Peabody Essex Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. She lives in New York, Paris, and Seoul.