• Kimsooja, Bottari, 2000, bedcover, clothing, dimensions variable.

    “Kimsooja: Unfolding”

    Vancouver Art Gallery
    750 Hornby Street
    October 11, 2013–January 26, 2014

    Curated by Daina Augaitis

    In the mid-1990s, the peripatetic Korean artist Kimsooja helped define contemporary art’s so-called global turn by exploring what it means to be materially grounded in the midst of a fragmented world. In her performances, videos, and installations featuring bottari, humble parcels or bundles that in Korean culture symbolize forced migration, Kimsooja makes a case for thinking more intently about the physical and sensorial aspects of moving between and through different cultural and geographical spaces. Such works will figure prominently among the forty pieces chosen for the artist’s first retrospective, which will also include her lesser-known sculptures and sewn objects, thereby broadening the lens through which Kimsooja’s three-decade-plus career is commonly viewed.