Ayoung Kim’s 2016 solo exhibition at Palais de Tokyo in Paris is sewn from sources as varied as the Epic of Gilgamesh, the story of Noah’s Ark and the tragic capsizing of the Korean ferry Sewol in 2014.
From these diverse threads Ayoung spins a vast audio-visual web of meaning in which events speak to each other across the void. Surging beneath it all is the dark lifeblood of human history: oil, which wends its way from the Bible and Quran to the conflicts that grip the planet today.
Visually bold and conceptually resonant, In This Vessel We Shall Be Kept haunts the deepest recesses of the mind.
Read more about Ayoung Kim and the two exhibitions in the floor sheet →
Free Artist Talk
Royal Botanical Gardens, Mueller Hall Herbarium
Sat 07 October at 3PM
Free Public Lecture
MUMA Boiler Room Lecture, State Library of Victoria
Mon 09 October at 6PM
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Please note this exhibition is closed on Monday 09 and 16 October. These hours differ to previous advertisement.