This exhibition, curated by Maria Giovanna Musso, is dedicated to the relationship between form and emptiness, and in particular to archetypal theme of the vessel.
Carlo Bilotti Museum Villa Borghese Orangery
June 22 to November 4 2018
Rome, 21 June 2018. Vases and shapeless skeins of colored threads. Especially the Vase, as an archetypal form, a timeless location in which to store the memory of the world, a form which separates and includes, where the finite and infinite converge.
Promoted by Roma Capitale, Department of Cultural Growth-Cultural Heritage Authority of the City of Rome, conceived and curated by Maria Giovanna Musso, supported by De Berg and organized by Comediarting, the exhibition of the Korean artist Peter Kim arrives in Rome in preview at the Carlo Bilotti Museum in Villa Borghese. Zètema Culture Project museum services.
Peter Kim, a Korean artist currently based in the United States, 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 work combines inspirations from both the Eastern and Western symbolic universes.
His expressive research is characterized by a constant reminder to the archetypal themes of memory, of fractures in time and strains from the present, with particular reference to the relationship between nature and culture.
Kim chooses the line as a vehicle to access the deepest folds of reality. In his work the repeated line is used as a visual mantra, a gestural obsession which affects the space and builds a web intended to annex reality. Like a drop digging a stone, or a sound expanding into whirlpools, the lines thicken up until they fill the void, wrapping it up and giving it a contour from which the figure takes shape.
The Bilotti exhibition presents a selection of Kim’s work mainly dedicated to the archetypal theme of the vessel, along with a series of drawings and some more matter oriented works (shapeless bundles of colored threads), placed in a thematic frame that enhances both the character of the venue and the peculiarity of an artist still little known in Italy.
Along with some videos providing a deeper insight into Kim’s artistic career, the works chosen for this exhibition are those in which the artist explores the memory of a suspended time, lingering at the edges of reality, insisting on the limits of the figure and the void that it outlines, on the brink of shape where the fate of things is decided.
Peter Kim, born in 1967 in Gwangju (South Korea), graduated in 1998 at the École Nationale Superieur des Arts Plastiques (Marseille), and in 2000 at the National Superior Diplome of Plastic Expression (Marseilles), continuing his training in Europe with a Culture Course in Berlin for research on Max Ernst. He currently lives and works in New York. His works are part of important public museum collections including the MAMAC (Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Nice), the Art Museum Gwangju, and the Gwangju Kumho Culture Foundation in Seoul.
He has held several solo and group exhibitions in Hong Kong, New York, Nice, Paris, Seoul, Belgrade, Strasbourg, Merida (Mexico).
Exhibition Title: On the Edge of Shape
Museo Carlo Bilotti – Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Viale Fiorello La Guardia 6, Roma
June 22 – November 4, 2018
June 21, 2018 h. 6.30 pm – 20.00 pm
Hours Tuesday to Friday 1.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
From 1 October the winter timetable:
Tuesday to Friday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
(Admission allowed up to half an hour before closing time)
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Roma Capitale, Assessorato alla Crescita culturale – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali
Maria Giovanna Musso
Zètema Progetto Cultura
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With the technical contribution of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane