Galerie Tschudi

Kimsooja

Work by Kimsooja

Biography

b. 1957, Daegu (KR)

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Currently based in Seoul and Paris, Kimsooja is an internationally acclaimed conceptual artist whose practice explores the conditions of humanity. Working with different media spanning painting, by sewing, installation, performance, video, sound and light, Kimsooja moves form into action, using the materiality of the mediums, and reaching into issues of aesthetics and humanism thereby bringing us to a state of heightened awareness.

In a persistent effort to pursue a transcendence from the material to the non-material, her work evokes the conceptual exploration of “non-doing” and “non-making”. Kimsooja’s work transforms simple and everyday actions into moments of meditation and transcendence. Wrapping and unfolding, tying and untying, connecting and disconnecting, Kimsooja’s art links various dualities and enacts a shift from material to immaterial.

Selected Works

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To Breathe – A Mirror Woman, 2018

mirror floor panels, site-specific
(dimensions variable)
KS/I 4

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To Breathe – A Mirror Woman, 2018

mirror floor panels, site-specific
(dimensions variable)
KS/I 4

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Kimsooja

To Breathe – A Mirror Woman, 2018

mirror floor panels, site-specific
(dimensions variable)
KS/I 4

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Kimsooja

To Breathe – A Mirror Woman, 2018

mirror floor panels, site-specific
(dimensions variable)
KS/I 4

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Thread Routes – Chapter V, 2016

Single channel 16 mm film transferred to HD, 23:40, sound
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Thread Routes – Chapter V, 2016

Single channel 16 mm film transferred to HD, 23:40, sound
KS/V 10

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Thread Routes – Chapter II, 2011

Single channel 16 mm film transferred to HD, 23:40, sound
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Thread Routes – Chapter II, 2011

Single channel 16 mm film transferred to HD, 23:40, sound
KS/V 6

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Mandala: Zone of Zero, 2004–2010

Juke Box Speaker on yellow painted wall, Tibetan, Gregorian and Islamic Chants mixed
90 × 90 × 30.5 cm
KS/S 5

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Deductive Object: Obangsaek (unrolled), 2014

Semi Worsted Wool Carpet
600 × 120 cm
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To Breathe: Obangsaek, 2014

site-Specific installation with custom made Obangsaek wallpaper
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Unfolding Bottari – Geometry of Posession, 1991–2014

223 Inkjet Prints on Hahnemühle paper in two used wooden boxes
Wooden Boxes: 44(L) × 16(W) × 13.5(H) cm each
Prints: 22.5 × 18 cm each
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13/18

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The Sun – Unfolded Serie of 6 Prints, 2008

giclée (inkjet) print on Epson Paper
116.5 × 99 (framed) each
KS/F 8

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Bottari, 2011

used Korean bedcover
52 × 55 × 55 cm
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To Breathe: The Flags, 2012

single channel video
40:41, silent, loop
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To Breathe: The Flags, 2012

single channel video
40:41, silent, loop
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Bottaris, 1994–2001

Duraclear Photographic Print, in Light Box
128 × 188.5 × 25.5 cm
KS/F 59

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To Breathe – A Mirror Woman, 2006–2008

Duraclear Photographic Print, in Light Box
119 × 89 × 10 cm
KS/F 4

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Current Exhibition

The exhibition’s teaser image
Zürich

21 January – 11 March 2023

To Breathe – Zurich

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