Sailing by CI Kim Changes Context to Create Art

By: Alexandra Serrano - Published: Aug 20, 2013 • References: arariogallery.co.kr and frameweb
The context of any object is partially dependent on location, a concept explored in the Sailing by CI Kim exhibition.

The artist channels Duchamp’s readymades to create an offering of found objects that become art in the gallery setting. Kim’s intent is to draw attention to the life’s minutiae, the items that litter routine and often go unappreciated. He does this by assembling pieces seen in his everyday walk from his studio to his home into paintings, installations and sculpture.

The purpose of placing these nautical-themed items in the gallery space is to evoke the recall of each object’s initial purpose and history. Sailing by CI Kim calls to question the idea of decay and environmental adversities caused by the processes of manufacturing and production.