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