Opening and artist talk: Simryn Gill: Works on Paper


Opening and artist talk: Simryn Gill: Works on Paper, 10 May – 1 July 2018

Opening reception on Wednesday, 9 May at 6–8pm. Artist talk with Simryn Gill and exhibition curator Anders Kreuger before the opening at 5–6pm. Welcome!

Simryn Gill (born in 1959 in Singapore) lives in Sydney, Australia, and Port Dickson, Malaysia. Audiences in Finland will remember her two exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma: her solo presentation, in 1998, of the work Self-Seeds (now in the Kiasma collection) and her participation in the group exhibition ‘Six Routes to the Himalayas’ in 2000.

More recently, she has shown her work at Lunds konsthall, Sweden, in 2017, Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, Belgium, in 2016, NTU CCA Singapore in 2015, the Venice Biennale (as the Australian representative) in 2013, and dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012.

Gill collects and makes objects, photographs, writes, experiments with various printing techniques. She often works on paper, and her work looks at paper from different perspectives: as support for images, as material for objects, as index of a process of entropic decay.

Works from two different series are shown at Kohta. Naga Doodles (2017) is a large series of prints, in etching ink on various Japanese papers with occasional stains of snake blood. A selection of these prints are pinned onto the walls of the larger exhibition space, while around a hundred prints from the photographic series Sun Pictures (2013) are shown on vitrine tables in the smaller space.

Read more about the exhibition here.