Conversations in Contemporary Korean Craft

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9 May 2022, 11:00

Conversations in Contemporary Korean Craft


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Continuing the success of 2021’s International Craft Talks on Contemporary Korean Craft, the Korea Association of Art and Design returns for London Craft Week 2022.

This year, they focus on the notion of ‘material’ in craft and the process of transforming different materials into craft objects. Makers have different ways of interpreting materials and through the talks we look at how Korean creative makers have mastered skills in craft to create their works. We have together with us Neil Brownsword, teacher, researcher and artist. His experience with Korea is invaluable. From Korea we have Sangeun KIM curator and team leader at the renowned Cheongju Craft Biennale. Among the creative makers we have the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize Finalist for 2022, Yongjin CHUNG in addition to Jihye KIM (resident artist at EKWC from June 2022), glass artist Kyouhong LEE and Hanji artist Sungrim PARK. 

All talks are in English and through this event they will shed light on contemporary Korean craft, which has attracted many collectors in the UK. 

Thinking through the Past for the Future: Neil Brownsword, Artist, Researcher, Professor, Department of Ceramics, Staffordshire University, UK 

The Importance of Sustaining the Cheongju Craft Biennale: Sangeun Kim, Team Leader, Cheongju Craft Biennale organizing Committee Public Relations & Marketing

Talks by Craft Makers

My ceramic work represents my belief: Jihye KIM, Associate Professor, Department of Ceramics, Ewha Womans University 

Digital Technology in Crafts: Yongjin CHUNG, Professor, Department of Metalwork and Jewelry, Kookmin University

From Material to Form: Contemplation and Healing through the Starry Night: Sungrim PARK, Visiting Professor, Department of Craft Design, Suwon University 

Tendency of Contemporary Architectural Glass: Kyouhong LEE, Adjunct Professor, Department of Glass (Graduate School), Kookmin University

Moderation: Hyeyoung CHO, Chairperson, The Korea Association of Art and Design