For Art Basel’s Feature section GRIMM presents KOHL; a new video installation by British Turner Prize winning artist Elizabeth Price (1966). KOHL, commissioned by The Walker Art Center to be shown in Minneapolis in the winter of 2018, premiers at Art Basel.
KOHL explores the visual similarities and differences between the materials of ink and coal, to construct a narrative in the genre of the ghost story. In this context, ink is established as a surrogate for coal – a kind of spectral double or ghostly shadow- which is a metaphor for the vast, dense and still expanding legal, administrative, medical and scientific body of material generated by industrial coal extraction.
GRIMM Press Release
by Nate Freeman and Alexander Forbes