For French-Korean Year, the Centre Pompidou Metz, in the East of France, is currently presenting the installation To Breathe by artist Kimsooja at its Forum and Gallery 2. The show will finish on 4 January 2016.
The work presented at the Centre Pompidou Metz is her continuity of creating an encounter with the public whose focus is a moment of active concentration, a revelation of one’s body in space and time. To Breathe seeks to be a continuation of the artist’s early meditation on painting, where the surface of the canvas is perceived as a mirror that warps identity, space and time. In 2006 the artist noted in an interview: “For me, making space means creating a different space, rather than making a new one. The space is always there in a certain form and fluidity, which can be transformed into a completely different substance.”
Kimsooja, born in 1957, is a South Korean multi-disciplinary conceptual artist based in New York, Paris and Seoul. She has devoted her 30 yearlong carrier and participation in over 30 international biennales and triennials. She represented Korea for the 24th São Paulo Biennale in 1998 and the 55th Venice Biennale Korean Pavilion in 2013.