Peter Kim. On the edge of the form

22 Jun 2018 – 4 Nov 2018

Carlo Bilotti Aranciera Museum of Villa Borghese

Lazio, Italy


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The exhibition, conceived for the Museo Carlo Bilotti by the curator Maria Giovanna Musso, is dedicated to Peter Kim, a Korean artist who lives in New York and who was trained in Asia and Europe. His works have been exhibited in several museums and galleries in France, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Belgium, Mexico, Serbia, etc.

His expressive research is characterized by a constant reference to the archetypal themes of memory, to the fractures of time and to the stresses of the present, with particular reference to the relationship between nature and culture.

Kim chooses the line as a code of access to the deeper folds of the real. In his work the repeated line is used as a visual mantra, a gestural obsession that affects the space and builds a spider's web to which to attach the real. Like the drop that digs the stone, or like a sound that expands in the eddies, the lines thicken up to cover the emptiness, fencing it and giving it the outline from which the figure emerges.
For the Bilotti exhibition the works of Kim have been chosen, mainly dedicated to the archetypal theme of the vase, together with a series of drawings and some more material works (skeins informal of colored threads), placed in a thematic frame that exalts, at the time same, the character of the exhibition place and the peculiarity of an artist still little known in Italy. To complete the vision of Kim's artistic career, in addition to the projections of some videos, a site-specific artwork will be installed on the terrace. All the works chosen by the curator are those in which the artist lingers at the edges of the real, insisting on the limits of the figure and the emptiness that it delineates, on the edge of the form where the fate of things is decided.

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Peter Kim


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