Korean Craft and Design Foundation presents Between Serenity and Dynamism
The Korean Craft Design Foundation presents Between Serenity and Dynamism, an exhibition of Korean ceramics curated by Hyeyoung Cho and Jungwon Park that explores the incredible beauty, contrasts and harmonizing characteristics of this traditional craft. Exhibition runs Wednesday 3 May – Saturday 3 June 2017.
The Korea Craft and Design Foundation has long presented the exquisite works of Korean craftsmen and women, showcasing their magnificent pieces to audiences across the globe. In 2017, the KCDF begins a new 3-year initiative that focuses upon a different material each year, with this programme turning its attention first to the majestic material, clay. Among all the material-based practices in Korea, ceramics is probably the most significant as it is a representative medium that embodies the country’s rich history and craft tradition.
Curated by Hyeyoung Cho and Jungwon Park, “Between Serenity and Dynamism” is an exhibition of ceramics that has Korea’s many traditions resonating through it. Most notably, through the pieces on display one can sense the feeling of contrast and harmony that is so central to not just Korean ceramics, but to all aspects of traditional Korean culture.
Founded to promote and support Korean craft and design, the KCDF plays an important role in developing a global awareness and understanding of Korea’s rich craft and design heritage.
The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) was opened by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in January 2008. The role of the KCCUK is to enhance friendship, amity and understanding between Korea and the UK through cultural and educational activities.