Lisson Gallery

Channa Horwitz installation features in 12th Seoul Mediacity Biennale

6 November 2023

From 21 September to 19 November 2023, The 12th Seoul Mediacity Biennale 'THIS TOO, IS A MAP' engages artists and practitioners from around the world in the notion of non-territorial mapping in order to model multi-spatial and multi-subjective histories and knowledge. Presented at the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) and five additional Seoul locations, several collaborating spaces, online, and through radio waves, 'THIS TOO, IS A MAP' harnesses networks, movements, stories, identities, and languages that live outside of Western cartography, measurement regimes, and their ensuing epistemologies and worldviews. Its exhibition, programs, and publications diagram the contemporary states of trans locality and displacement that this organization of the world has produced, and demonstrate a present that, for better and worse, defies these delineations. The project suggests a necessary shift towards more mutable conceptions and coded representations of the world, to propose what a post-Western cartography might look like.

Using geometry and the grid as primary media, legendary American artist Channa Horwitz's immersive installation Orange Grid (2013-2023) takes over a second floor gallery. Consisting of bright orange gridlines that subsume the floors and walls of the exhibition space, and variously sized, moveable black boxes, the work explores the conceptual gap between the rigidly rational space of geometry and of human friction that intervenes to alter seemingly fixed conditions.

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Channa Horwitz, Orange Grid, 2013-2023. Wall and floor installation, printed grid and black wooden polygons. 373.3 × 1831 × 549.3 cm. Supported by the 12th Seoul Mediacity Biennale. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery, New York, LA, Shanghai, and Beijing. Exhibition view of the 12th Seoul Mediacity Biennale 'THIS TOO, IS A MAP', Seoul Museum of Art, September 21 – November 19 2023. Photo: GLIMWORKERS. Courtesy Seoul Museum of Art

Channa Horwitz installation features in 12th Seoul Mediacity Biennale
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