Galerie Tschudi

Zürich

21 January – 11 March 2023

Kimsooja

To Breathe – Zurich

The exhibition’s teaser image

Location

Rämistrasse 5
8001 Zurich · Switzerland

Date

21 January – 11 March 2023

Artists

Kimsooja

Texts

  • Press release: EN DE

With her installation To Breathe – Zurich Kimsooja inscribes her work in the architecture of Galerie Tschudi. She utilizes the architectural surfaces of the space as the material support for her ‘painting’. All the windows facing the street have been covered in light-diffraction grating film: “This particular film has thousands of vertical and horizontal lines in every inch. It has a woven structure and functions like a prism, creating iridescent light when light passes through it.” (Kimsooja in conversation with Hou Hanru, 2017). The artist also tiled the floor of the gallery with mirror panels. These reflect the ceiling of the space downwards and create the illusion of a dizzying depth. The floor seems almost to dissolve: it appears like a liquid surface, in which the viewers are simultaneously reflected on an unfamiliar vertical axis. The space is otherwise empty – and yet, it is full .

Exhibition Views

Galerie Tschudi
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Kimsooja

Exhibition view, To Breathe - Zurich

diffraction grating film and mirror floor panels, size variable

Galerie Tschudi
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Kimsooja

Exhibition view, To Breathe - Zurich

diffraction grating film and mirror floor panels, size variable

Galerie Tschudi
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Kimsooja

Exhibition view, To Breathe - Zurich

diffraction grating film and mirror floor panels, size variable

Galerie Tschudi
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Kimsooja

Exhibition view, Meta-Paintings, 2019-2023

nanopolymer glass, black lead paint, lead

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