Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania/Roma Press. Text by Alex Klein, Kate Kraczon, Yongwoo Lee. Conversation with Maria Lind.
Black Mat Oriole is the result of five years of research by South Korean artist Suki Seokyeong Kang (born 1977), who has combined sculpture, painting and video to create a multi-site installation that explores the power and politics of space.
Grounded in the histories of Korean craft and choreography, Kang's multimedia project reassesses the use of geometry—particularly grids—in art-making activities in both traditional Korean art and Western abstraction. This book accompanies her first US museum exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania's Institute of Contemporary Art. Alongside full-color photographs that capture the impressive scope of Kang's installation, a foil-stamped cover and special graphic interpretations of Suki's work by designers Sulki & Min, the book includes three critical essays on her work and an interview with the artist.