Seven Wishes by Kimsooja

2004

Kimsooja

Facts

Material

Portolio of 7 prints on paper
Editon 7 of 20 + 5 AP

Size

80.5 x 114 cm, each

Description

Kimsooja's Seven Wishes from 2004 is a series of seven Iris prints, for which the artist used motifs from fabrics traditionally given to newlyweds in Korea. These fabrics are a recurring feature and material in the Korean artist's work. Highly coded, all the motifs symbolise specific wishes – the purses stand for prosperity, the turtles for longevity. These fabrics might stay with a person for their whole life. Sometimes they are used to wrap new-born babies as well as the bodies of the dead.

Location
Zurich, Swiss Re Next

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