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50% off entry and exhibitions at Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

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Exhibition

Sophie Ko: Temporal Geography

7 - 25 February 2024
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The Estorick Collection continues its ongoing series of ‘interventions’ by Italian contemporary artists in response to the permanent collection with the work of Sophie Ko (b. 1981).

At the heart of Sophie Ko’s practice lies the concept of time, which is explored through the instability of the media she employs. The five works by the artist on display are emblematic of her approach, being subject to a continuous process of modification through the slow and inexorable degradation of the materials from which they are made.

Suspended between creation and destruction they explore the notion of ‘becoming’, thereby recalling the philosophy of Heraclitus, who considered flux to be the very essence of life since everything is subject to time and transformation. Occupying a conceptual and formal space somewhere between sculpture and painting, Ko’s works constitute profound reflections on, and metaphors for, the transient nature of existence.

Even when it is practically imperceptible, everything is in a perpetual state of change – as is revealed by the dust that silently settles on those objects which surround us in our daily lives. The paintings, etchings and drawings of Giorgio Morandi are particularly eloquent in this regard, highlighting the ostensible fixity of things. In this sense they contain evident points of contact with Ko’s own meditative images, alongside which they are displayed in this room, and with which they engage in a fascinating dialogue.

Sophie Ko (b. 1981) lives and works in Milan. The pieces exhibited in this display constitute the latest in the Estorick’s ongoing series of ‘Interventions’, whereby contemporary (and frequently young, emerging) artists create works in response to the museum’s permanent collection.

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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

39a Canonbury Square, London, Greater London, N1 2AN
020 7704 9522

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Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm Sun, 12– 5pm.

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