(Installation view of her Solo Exhibition / Photography:Dallas Museum of Art)
Chosil Kil : THE SCHOOL OF NATURE AND PRINCIPLE (EFA Project Space, NY)
4.10 – 5.30. 2015
April 10, 2015 through May 30, 2015
EFA Project Space,
323 W. 39th St., 2nd Floor, New York NY 10018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 10, 6–8 pm
Javier Barrios, Tyler Coburn, Regina Jose Galindo, Rodrigo Hernandez, Federico Herrero,
Akira Ikezoe, Chosil Kil, Catalina Leon, Gabriel Lester, Naufus Ramirez–Figueroa, and Yu–Hsien Su.
Curated by Emiliano Valdes
Newly Commissioned Work by Regina Jose Galindo, performed by the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, 6:30–7:30 pm
The School of Nature and Principle is an ensemble of works speculating on the relationship between metaphysics and various aspects of contemporary society. The exhibition also addresses, partly through the way it was conceived, the gradual evolution (or deterioration) of highly organized thought systems from their initial implementation to their eventual adaptation to society and actual human behavior. Taking Neo-Confucianism as his departure point (specifically the branch known as the School of Nature and Principle, which proposes a way of relating to and behaving in the world), curator Emiliano Valdes has assembled an international group of artists whose work explores the validity of non-rational knowledge, our relation to the natural world and technology, and simply what it means to be alive today.
EFA Project Space is grateful to the Asia Art Archive in America and the Hunter College Department of Art and Art History for their help in facilitating this exhibition.
London-based artist Chosil Kil continues her exploration of the liminal space between interior and exterior; material and immaterial; object and performance. These binaries are considered through references to the artist’s own body, with works such as helium-filled balloons or canvases made of leather/lambskin purposefully hung at the artist’s height. These floating objects and wall-works double as bodies in space that beckon to the viewer, insisting their presence be acknowledged. The artist is also keenly aware of how objects occupy and manipulate space and sound, playing with concepts of volume and resonance.