Kimsooja to Represent South Korea at the 2013 Venice Biennale

Kimsooja will represent South Korea at the 2013 Venice Biennale, reports Zoë Lescaze of the New York Observer. Kim Seung-duk, director of international projects at Le Consortium in Dijon, France, has been named curator of the pavilion. Lescaze notes that Kimsooja’s plans for the biennale have been inspired in part by her experience during Hurricane Sandy and will involve her concept of “bottari,” a word that translates to “bundle” or “parcel,” and that Kimsooja sees as a “self-contained world.” The South Korean native is based in New York; this will be the artist’s fifth time exhibiting at the biennale.