In this exhibition, Sulki Choi is focused on her long-time curiosities about the diagram. What would happen when, as an abstracted form of reality, the diagram gets too closer to reality, to such an extent that it becomes the reality itself? What if the diagram acquires its own existence in the messy and arbitrary “real world,” not just in its rationalized and consistent world of abstraction? What if the digram begins to show a certain self-consciousness?
The diagrams exhibited in this show is mostly self-referential and self-reflexive. Like Borges’s 1:1 map, the meta-diagrams undermine and complicate their own potential as representations. Their formal construction is so simple, and any meaning they may signify is so self-evident, that trying to make sense of them can be a rather frustrating or uncomfortable experience. It is as if the diagrams want to assume a certain pseudo-subjectivity by claiming the obvious: “I don’t want to represent anything but myself.”