Work from The 7 Lights
from his exhibition at the New Museum. The videos and drawings from the exhibition can be seen here.
“This exhibition marks the American premiere of Paul Chan’s complete series “The 7 Lights,” offering a unique occasion to explore the practice of a New York-based artist whose work engages such fundamental themes as politics, poetry, war, death, and desire. Begun in 2005, Chan’s ambitious cycle combines obsolete computer technology with hypnotic imagery to create a series of enigmatic encounters with light and darkness. In the title, the word “light” has been struck through, drawing attention to its dramatic absence.