Human rights, justice, and the state of displacement have long been central themes to the work of Korean artist Kimsooja (b. 1958, Daegu). Her practice involves constant travel, putting her in touch with various cultures, and occasionally sites haunted by extreme violence. Such was the case when she produced the works Bottari – Alia Beach (2001) and Planted Names (2002), which respond to sites historically associated with the transatlantic slave trade. These works are shown in the context of a summer of racial reckoning, during which global Black Lives Matter protests have continued the movement to fight institutional racism and address the afterlife of slavery.
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