Gallery Talk by Kimsooja
Monday, September 26, 12:00 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor
Kimsooja’s Mumbai: A Laundry Field is on view through October 8 at the Sullivan Galleries. This four-channel video installation fills vast screens suspended across the length of the Sullivan North Gallery. With Chicago as a backdrop, the viewer journeys through Mumbai’s alleyways, laundry districts, commuter trains, and slum streets. Colors and movement connect the various scenes as Kimsooja investigates the rhythm inherent in the everyday life of this country.
Mumbai: A Laundry Field has been previously exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011); Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein (2010); Fukoka Asian Art Museum, Japan (2009); Thessaloniki Biennale (2009); Continua Gallery Le Moulin (2009); and Continua Gallery Beijing (2008).
Kimsooja, born in South Korea, currently works between New York, Paris, and Seoul. She has exhibited extensively throughout Asia, America, and Europe, including site-specific installations at the Palacio de Cristal at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, and Nuit Blanche at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
For more information on Kimsooja’s work, please visit http://www.kimsooja.com.