Three to See: New York

The Art Newspaper

November 3, 2017

Enter the magical and bizarre world of the “Moss People” at Jason Jacques Gallery in the Finnish artist Kim Simonsson’s solo exhibition, Shaman Party (until 7 November). These life-sized ceramic figures, covered in flocked green velvet, depict children sporting strange headdresses, who look like they are engaged in some sort of wild and imaginative play in a forest. “In the Moss People world, lost and disconnected children, evoking different characters, gather in a Shaman Party, choose leaders and end up creating false idols,” the artist says in a statement. The works are presented in a dark gallery space that gives the impression of wandering through a fairy-tale forest

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