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Kimsooja, light in Metz Cathedral


PORTRAIT - The Korean artist has just inaugurated stained-glass windows there which display her art of the immaterial. Ideas, poetry and rigor.

Kimsooja and light is almost a pleonasm.

The Korean, born in Daegu in 1957, is an artist of silence who looks at things and sheds light on them through her choices.

There is something magical in its apparent simplicity, universal in its use of natural elements to make the work.

As part of the celebrations for the eighth centenary of the Gothic cathedral of Metz, the State commissioned him to produce stained glass windows to adorn the south arm of the transept.

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In reference to the concept and practice of "not-doing", Kimsooja chose to keep the pattern of diamond-shaped glasses, similar to the existing one.

Their hues refer to the traditional colors of


(traditional color spectrum in Korea), representing the cardinal points and fundamental elements.

The light therefore passes through the stained glass windows and the colors, in turn, in pairs.

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Source: lefigaro

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