David Zink Yi | David Zink Yi: Being the Measure, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany 2018
König Galerie | 25.8.–23.9.2018

in collaboration with ANGIE KEEFER

‘Being the measure’ brings together minimalist sculptural and musical forms based 
on David Zink Yi’s intensive research of Afro-Cuban musical contexts with a spoken musical contexts with a spoken word score composed by Angie Keefer, regarding opposing physiological and philosophical concepts of being and knowing.
For the performance, Zink Yi was joined by preeminent Cuban musicians Marvin 
Diz (New York), Gerardo De Armas Sarria (Cuba/UK) Adonis Panter Calderon (Cuba), Alain Perez (Cuba/Spain), and Regis Molina (Berlin). Together, they will activate Zink Yi’s constellation of percussive sculptures to generate an improvised polyrhythmic composition permeated by Keefer’s text. Panter Calderon (Cuba), Alain Perez (Cuba/Spain), and Regis Molina (Berlin). Together, they activated Zink Yi’s constellation of percussive sculptures to generate an improvised polyrhythmic composition permeated by Keefer’s text.
A video work created from footage captured in the nave of St. Agnes during the initial development of the performance in 2016 was projected in the chapel.

‘Being the measure’ was commissioned by Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), where it was first performed for a live audience in late 2016.
late 2016.

David Zink Yi, (b. 1973 in Lima/Peru) studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich and at the Universität der Künste, Berlin. His most recent solo exhibitions were at Hauser&Wirth, Zurich (2020), The Belvedere, Vienna (2019), Museo de arte de Lima (2012), NBK Berlin (2012) as well as in the Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2011), MAK, Wien (2010) or at the Kunst Halle, Sankt Gallen (2009). He took part in group exhibitions in the Tate Modern, London (2012), Museo Sala de arte, Mexico (2012), Ludwig Forum im Aachen, Germany (2012) and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (2020). In 2013 David Zink Yi participated in the 55.Biennale in Venice. Works by Zink Yi are represented in numerous collections such as those of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the MUDAM, Luxemburg and Museum Ludwig, Cologne.