June 29 - Aug. 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.
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.
Highlights from the Exhibition
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.
Artist Talk with Kimsooja and MAM Curator René Morales
Artist Kimsooja and Miami Art Museum curator René Morales discuss Kimsooja: A Needle Woman.
Second Saturdays are Free for Families: "Stillness & Movement"
Inspired by the videos of Kimsooja, families created a still, miniature figure standing in front of an action-packed background.