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Culture:South Korean (1957- )
Title:A Laundry Woman – Yamuna River, India
Date Made:2007
Materials:Iris Print on Hahnemühle paper
Measurements:Frame: 27 5/8 in x 37 1/8 in x 1 5/16 in; 70.2 cm x 94.3 cm x 3.3 cm; Sheet: 24 1/2 in x 34 in; 62.2 cm x 86.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (graphite): Kimsooja [ill.]; EDITION: recto, lwr. l. (graphite): 16/25
Accession Number:  UM 2014.21
Credit Line:Gift of Kimsooja
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Color video still of the artist standing with her back to the viewer as she looks upon a blue sea. Her dark silhouette contrasts the dark blue water that fades to white in the distance where a faint grey sky meet the sea.

Label Text:
Exhibition Label, 40 Years / 40 Artists, January 22–March 8, 2015:
This still from the video “A Laundry Woman ‒ Yamuna River, India” (featured in the artist’s 2011 exhibition at the UMCA) considers nature, stillness and movement and the cycle of life and death as the river slides by, picking up flotsam and washing away the earth. - Loretta Yarlow

allegory; landscapes; seascapes; exterior; politics; water

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