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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kimsooja: A Needle Woman- until August 26, 2012

On view at MAM from Friday, June 29 to Sunday, August 26, 2012, Kimsooja's A Needle Woman consists of an eight-channel video installation set in the densely populated centers of Cairo, Delhi, Lagos, London, Mexico City, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo. In each projection, a lone figure stands utterly motionless with her back to the camera, immersed amid a torrent of pedestrians. With this simple gesture, the artist exemplifies the perennial struggle to preserve a place for the individual within contemporary society, while poetically embodying the experience of being engulfed within a foreign culture. In the process, she provides a vivid sense of globalization's impact on cities throughout the world. The presentation also includes two closely related works by Kimsooja: In A Needle Woman - Kitakyushu, the artist lies prostrate atop a rocky peak as clouds swirl hypnotically above her, while in A Laundry Woman - Yamuna River, she stands at the banks of a sacred waterway in India, suspended amid an ethereal void created by the sky's reflection on the river surface. The pair offers a vision of timeless serenity as a counterpoint to the frenetic energy of the 21st-century global city. Kimsooja: A Needle Woman is organized by Miami Art Museum and curated by MAM Associate Curator René Morales. Address:

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130

Downtown Miami Area

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