Het Nieuwe Instituut invites Members to join Hansol Kim on a tour through his project, Anatomies in Limbo. In his work, Kim’s research-led and personal approach reconfigures the definition of wearability. His sculptural objects occupy the intersection of garments and furniture. They contest the typical features of each field and ask to be considered as a completely new category of their own.
Kim’s current research is prompted by tracing symbiotic evolutions between furniture and garment designs through the lenses of Korean and Western European culture. Through four sculptures, he investigates the distinct design traits of Korean clothing and traditional Korean furniture, comparing these with Western European military devices and mass-produced furniture.
Alongside this exhibition, Kim presents Wearing Chairs While Sitting on Pants. This installation attempts to answer the question: How can our perceptions of clothing and furniture be transformed through challenging disciplines to breed a new category of object?
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