JIN-SOOK SO

Wall-mounted work, “Protection Against Evil”, Kalopanax branches, gold leaf, ink. Kalopanax Septemlobus is a tree also known as prickly castor-oil tree, which grows around Korea, Japan and China. In Korean folk religion, the thorny branches of this tree are used to chase away evil spirits, illnesses and to prevent accidents. It is a medicinal herb and can e.g. be drunk as tea or cooked and eaten with chicken, which is believed to strengthen the immune system. The branches are also hung over gates or room doors in homes, and in some regions – hung on the living room wall when there is a contagious disease going around.

South Korean visual artist Jin-Sook So has created this wall-mounted work titled “Protection against Evil”  which consists of Kalopanax branches painted with gold leaf and ink. It measures 26 x 29 x 6,5 cm with a plexiglass box.

Jin-Sook So (b. 1950) resides and works in Stockholm. She has studied in Seoul, Kyoto and at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. So is represented in numerous collections, including The Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, The Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, The Brooklyn Museum in New York and The National Museum of Art in Osaka.

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DELTAGANDE KONSTNÄRER

RU RUNEBERG

Oil pitcher and salt/ pepper container, “Chain Reaction”, sterling silver.

ÅSA PÄRSON

Textile, “Comfort”, handwoven and hand-coloured wool velvet.

ANN WOLFF

Sculpture, ”Hood”, edition 2/10, cast nickel silver.

TOVE KNUTS

Face mask, “Á la Orville Peck”, cotton, fringes, rubber bands.

ANN KARLHOLM

Wall sculpture, ”Hope”, oak, ash, maple, juniper, aspen and walnut.

MONA FÄLLBERG

Bowl, “The Shit Hits the Fan”, sterling silver, fist in bronze.

OLLE OLLS

Sculpture, “Toilet Paper Roll”, sterling silver.

CASTELLO HANSEN

Brooch, “Vanitas”, reconstituted coral, backside with black oak from a shipwreck and lock in gold and steel.

AIA JÜDES

Photograhy, “Longing for Apples”, plexi photograph mounted on a wooden light box.

CHARLOTTE MRANI

Game table, “The Peace of Home”, massive elm tree with backgammon in elm tree, birch and goat suede.

ULLA FORSELL

Sculpture, “Virus Shot / The Corona Collection”, glass.

SEBASTIAN SCHILDT

Necklace, “Alco Tassel”, sterling silver, 18K gold, lapis lazuli and azurite.

ULRIKA SWÄRD

Sculpture, ”Waiting”, pearwood, wood stained and painted in oil.

PAMELA WILSON

Weave, “The Spring of 2020”, silk, linen, paper.