Kimsooja: A Needle Woman
June 29 - 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. This presentation also includes two closely related single-channel videos by Kimsooja: A Needle Woman (Kitakyushu) and A Laundry Woman. Together they offer a vision of timeless serenity that serves as a counterpoint to the frenetic energy of the 21st-century global city.
Image: Kimsooja, A Needle Woman (Cairo, Delhi, Lagos, London, Mexico City, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo), 1999-2001. Eight-channel video installation, silent. Duration: 6:33 minute loop. Courtesy of the artist.
In conjunction with the gallery show, MAM has organized a varied schedule of programs, including movement workshops and lectures. Calendar of events
Image: Kimsooja, A Laundry Woman – Yamuna River, India, 2000. Single-channel video projection, silent. Duration: 10:00 minute loop. Courtesy of the artist.
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Image: Kimsooja, A Needle Woman – Kitakyushu, 1999. Single-channel video projection, silent. Duration: 6:33 minute loop. Courtesy of the artist.
Exhibition Organization and Support
Kimsooja: A Needle Woman is organized by Miami Art Museum and curated by MAM Associate Curator René Morales. The exhibition is supported by MAM’s Annual Exhibition Fund.