Christina Kim’s museum shop for ICA LA combines art, commerce, and surrealist experimentation, allowing visitors to take home items in dialogue with the current exhibition, Harald Szeemann’s Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us. The installation and merchandise take inspiration from Christina’s experience of meeting Szeemann in 2000 in Naoshima, Japan by her time spent in Northern Italy and Switzerland, by her own collection of ephemera, and by the idea of obsession.
The concept is also informed by Milan’s G. Lorenzi, a store dedicated to researching and sharing well-built products. Obsession, repetition, and collaboration are what have allowed Christina to develop and source merchandise that utilize recycling, handwork, and organic materials in constantly evolving ways.
The museum shop opens January 28th, and continues throughout the duration of the exhibition.