Swedish artist Nina Canell’s solo exhibition, ‘Satin Ions’, presents a new series of works made of underground cables representing the artist’s recent interest, along with pieces that demonstrate the distinct features of her existing works to Korean audience. Her sculptural works reveal the constantly transforming world and its latent invisible, immaterial realms through the material combination of diverse substances.

For this exhibition, Canell visited cable recycling facilities located in the outskirts of Seoul and gathered and produced fiber optic sheaths that are in-between states—a melted, deformed and reproduced condition implying future appropriation. These fiber optic sheaths gutted and deformed with heat, indicate the paradoxical state where the physical length in dozens of meters is transformed into a lump revealing the immaterial distance of ‘information’ transmission.

Nina Canell Brief Syllables (Weak), 2015 High voltage cable, acrylic, concrete 110 x 17 x 16 cm
Nina Canell
Brief Syllables (Weak), 2015
High voltage cable, acrylic, concrete
110 x 17 x 16 cm
Nina Canell Thins, 2015 Nails, magnets, holes Dimensions variable
Nina Canell
Thins, 2015
Nails, magnets, holes
Dimensions variable
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Nina Canell Perpetuum Mobile (25 kg), 2009 Water, ultrasound generator, basin, concrete Dimensions variable
Nina Canell
Perpetuum Mobile (25 kg), 2009
Water, ultrasound generator, basin, concrete
Dimensions variable

Arko Art Center, Seoul
Nina Canell Solo Exhibition
Satin Ions
May 29 – Aug 9, 2015