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Black Mat Oriole / Suki Seokyeong Kang

Roma Publication 359

A culmination of five years of research and production by Suki Seokyeong Kang, Black Mat Oriole was conceived as an installation that brings together sculpture, painting, and video to engage viewers with the power and politics of space. This book is published on the occasion of her exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. While Kang’s expanded painting practice is rooted in her interest in classical Korean poetry, craft, and dance, her concerns are firmly articulated in the present. She explores how a space can be divided into grids, whether with regard to systems of power, cultural customs, or artistic lineage. Traditional handwoven reed mats are also used to indicate how bodies might move through a choreographed space.

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Artist: Suki Seokyeong Kang
In cooperation with: ICA, University of Pennsylvania
Year: 2019
Design: Sulki and Min
Number of pages: 240
Size: 22 x 29 cm
ISBN: 9789492811547