Opening: Thursday, 28/05/20
Transitory Workplace, 56
Soft opening from 17:00–20:00
You can enjoy the exhibition from the outside (the weather promises to be good) and enter the exhibition in groups of 2 persons, to meet and welcome Na Kim. Transitory Workplace 56 transforms A—Z into Na Kim’s studio for fifty-six days. It presents her temporary working activities at a provisional workplace and the encounters of others with diverse purposes. While Na Kim usually spends around half the year traveling due to the breadth of her work and the places it takes her, she is now confronted with the situation of the lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This entrusts the body to a time of uncertainty. The anxiety felt by being enclosed in a physical environment naturally probes solitude in daily life and summons the space of memories. By allowing her to set her own rules for this private workplace for fifty-six days in a public gallery space, this project makes abstract uncertainty concrete with physical space and daily action, demonstrating an attitude of observation and appreciation for the value of everyday life. Transitory Workplace 56 exists beyond the realm of physical space and is instead the accumulation of time in space. It mediates the intersection of these two layers of experience and attempts to capture, collect, document, and present them.
During the exhibition period, Na Kim will lead her daily work at A—Z, dividing the space into different zones of activity as part of her design and creatively tackling the current safety measures. She will keep a precise schedule with daily presentations of her work exercise and carry out projects in her studio-gallery. By appointment, she will arrange personal meetings.