KIM1995 at Castiglioni

Artist: KIM1995

Exhibition title: Caribbean Design

Venue: Castiglioni, Milan, Italy

Date: December 18, 2018 – January 22, 2019

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Castiglioni

Castiglioni is pleased to present “Caribbean Design” the first exhibition of young caribbean artist, under the pseudonym of KIM1995 (b. 1995 Saint Kitts and Nevis).

KIM studied at Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, before going back to Basseterre where she actually lives and works.

Her work focuses on “Sustainable Immobility” concept, in that the non-displacement of an object or a person does not produce CO2 emissions.

Her work, between activism, art and design, suggests stronger links to local cultures, while at the same time encourages our connections to others beyond any geographical divide by means of technologies, instead of physical displacement. The exhibition consists of a series of chairs – as a metaphor for concept of immobility – and claims referring to it.

All the elements in the exhibition have been modified or made from scratch by local artisans according to the directives of the artist who oversaw the entire production process remotely from her home in Basseterre.

The titles of the works refer to people who have produced the objects, local companies and CO2 emissions saved.

KIM1995, Caribbean Design, 2019, exhibition view, Castiglioni, Milan

KIM1995, Caribbean Design, 2019, exhibition view, Castiglioni, Milan

KIM1995, Caribbean Design, 2019, exhibition view, Castiglioni, Milan

KIM1995, Caribbean Design, 2019, exhibition view, Castiglioni, Milan

KIM1995, Caribbean Design, 2019, exhibition view, Castiglioni, Milan

KIM1995, Caribbean Design, 2019, exhibition view, Castiglioni, Milan

KIM1995, Technologies instead of physical displacement, Milan 2018. 4,36 tons, 2018, Print on paper, PVC, acrylic and MDF., 45 cm x 32 cm

KIM1995, Technologies instead of physical displacement, Milan 2018. 4,36 tons, 2018, Print on paper, PVC, acrylic and MDF., 45 cm x 32 cm

KIM1995, Do you really need to fly to talk with your colleagues?, Milan 2018. 4,36 tons, 2018, Print on paper, PVC, acrylic and MDF, 45 cm x 32 cm

KIM1995, Immobility is Sustainable, Milan 2018. 4,36 tons, 2018, Print on paper, PVC, acrylic and MDF, 45 cm x 32 cm

KIM1995, Tubular chair, Italy ’80s, modified by Andrea and Davide, KIM1995 claim stickers, Milan, 2018. 4,36 tons, 2018, approx. 82Cm x 44cm x 52cm

KIM1995, Wood chair, Italy ’60s modified by Andrea and Sara, KIM1995 claim stickers, Milan, 2018. 4,36 tons, 2018, approx. 80Cm x 41cm x 39cm

KIM1995, Found stool, modified by Luca, KIM1995 claim stickers, Milan, 2018. 4,36 tons, 2018, approx. 48cm x 30cm

KIM1995, Nardi chair modifified by Andrea and Davide, KIM1995 claim stickers, Milan, 2018. 4,36 tons, 2018, Approx. 90cm x 57cm x 44cm

KIM1995, Fabric chair, modified by tappezzeria Sartor Orlando and Davide, KIM1995 claim stickers, Milan, 2018. 4,36 tons, 2018, Approx. 81Cm x 45cm x 45cm

KIM1995, Fabric armchair, modified by tappezzeria Sartor Orlando and Giorgio, KIM1995 claim stickers, Milan, 2018. 4,36 tons, 2018, Approx. 68Cm x 71cm x 58cm

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