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Nina Canell - Satin Ions - PUBLICATIONS - 303 Gallery

Published by Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite


Texts by Hu Fang, Jenny Jaskey, Hyo Gyoung Jeon, Fionn Meade, Hyunjin Kim, Sung Hwan Kim, Kari Rittenbach, Anja Isabel Schneider, Monika Szewczyk, Jason Wirth

Edited by Hyunjin Kim and Hyo Gyoung Jeon
Graphic design by BAAN Sungyeol Kim, concept by Nina Canell and Robin Watkins
116 pages

Published in cooperation with Arko Art Center, Arts Council Korea
ISBN 978-3-943514-51-3


For her first solo exhibition in Asia, Canell made research into the production and distribution of fiber optic sheaths in the outskirts of Seoul, where cable mounds are sorted according to colour and eventually remoulded into the synthetic circumferences of future relations. Literally caught in between melting and being repurposed, several hundred meters of gutted sheaths are compressed into dense lumps of immaterial distance. The accompanying book consists of ten short new texts around which fragments of communication with the authors have been punctuated by observational photographs and sculptural documentation. Contextualised by both recent and earlier works, the exhibition and book considers sculpture as a medium of storage, transmission and reception.