Paul Chan. Rhi Anima

Pentasophia (or Le bonheur de vivre dans la catastrophe du monde occidental), 2016
nylon, metal, concrete, shoes, fans, various papers, 151 x 130 x 98 inches (383.5 x 330.2 x 248.9 cm)

Pentasophia (or Le bonheur de vivre dans la catastrophe du monde occidental), 2016
nylon, metal, concrete, shoes, fans, various papers, 151 x 130 x 98 inches (383.5 x 330.2 x 248.9 cm)

Pentasophia (or Le bonheur de vivre dans la catastrophe du monde occidental), 2016
nylon, metal, concrete, shoes, fans, various papers, 151 x 130 x 98 inches (383.5 x 330.2 x 248.9 cm)

Pentasophia (or Le bonheur de vivre dans la catastrophe du monde occidental), 2016
nylon, metal, concrete, shoes, fans, various papers, 151 x 130 x 98 inches (383.5 x 330.2 x 248.9 cm)

Le Baigneur 1, 2016
nylon, fan, concrete shoes, specially made cords, 52 x 30 x 26 inches (132.1 x 76.2 x 66 cm)

Le Baigneur 1, 2016
nylon, fan, concrete shoes, specially made cords, 52 x 30 x 26 inches (132.1 x 76.2 x 66 cm)

Dimposium, 2016
nylon, fans, fabric, rug, 93 x 77 x 44 inches (236.2 x 195.6 x 111.8 cm)

Dimposium, 2016
nylon, fans, fabric, rug, 93 x 77 x 44 inches (236.2 x 195.6 x 111.8 cm)

Pillowsophia (after Ghostface), 2016
nylon, wood, concrete, shoes, fans, 228 x 216 x 96 inches (579.1 x 548.6 x 243.8 cm)

Pillowsophia (after Ghostface) (detail), 2016
nylon, wood, concrete, shoes, fans, 228 x 216 x 96 inches (579.1 x 548.6 x 243.8 cm)

Baigneurs Sans Rien, 2017
nylon, fans, fabric floor piece, 71 x 120 x 70 inches (180.3 x 304.8 x 177.8 cm)

Baigneurs Sans Rien, 2017
nylon, fans, fabric floor piece, 71 x 120 x 70 inches (180.3 x 304.8 x 177.8 cm)

Madonna With Childs, 2016
nylon, fans, 101 x 100 x 69 inches (256.5 x 254 x 175.3 cm)

all images courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York

Rhi Anima features a new body of work PAUL CHAN calls breathers. The breathers are both sculptural works and moving images. Each breather is composed of a fabric “body” designed by CHAN and attached to one or more specially modified fans. Incorporating techniques that combine fashion design, patternmaking, drawing, and physics, CHAN manipulates how the breathers move by composing the internal architecture of the bodies so that they are capable of exploiting the airflow and air pressure from the fans to create different kinds of “motion.” Simply by how they are shaped and sewn, the breathers can be animated and choreographed in ways unlike anything CHAN has created so far. *

Rhi Anima is on view at Greene Naftali, New York until April 15, 2017.

*excerpt from the press release

 



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