Dear Oblivion 1

2015

Unravelled fabric designed by the artist with coloured weft threads, wooden frame

252 x 162 cm

Production support: TextielLab/Museum – Netherlands

Exhibited at

Artist File 2015 Next Doors, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan (2015)

Artist File 2015 Next Doors, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (2015-16)

Collection

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (MMCA)

This work refers to the tapestry titled “The Lady and the Unicorn” made around 1500, which encompasses two kinds of fabric: “To My Only Desire” (Mon seul désir),1484-1500, and The Unicorn is Found (from the Unicorn Tapestries),1495-1505. The holes on the fabric may distract the viewers from grasping the entire image, akin to the feeling we may have when we cannot quite remember the past. I became interested in the notion of “oblivion”, 4 years after the experience of Fukushima. Despite our endeavour to not forget the past, we would probably become unable to live if we remember everything.

Dear Oblivion 1

Photo by

Shizune Shiigi, Ki Seulki