Mun•Bang•Sa•U – The Friends of the Scholar at the Korean Cultural Centre UK
An exhibition of traditional artisans from Chungcheongbuk-do, the home of the Cheongju Craft Biennale. Explore munbangsau, a set consisting of a brush, ink, ink stone and paper used traditionally by seonbi, the virtuous scholars of historic Korea, and by those who hold that same spirit of scholarship today.
Visitors can also see the process of the artisans who create these tools, part of a long lineage of superior craftsmanship. Inside the exhibition space is an experience area where visitors can ruminate on the exhibition while writing, drawing and exploring the munbangsau in person, just like a Korean seonbi.
This exhibition runs from Tuesday 24 April until Friday 26 May 2018.
Since its inception in 1999, when it became the first craft biennale dedicated to the entire field of craft and design, the Cheongju Craft Biennale has grown into an international event, hosting roughly 3,000 participating artists from 60 countries around the world and attracting 300,000 visitors. Through its convergence of creative ideas, mastership, and artistic values, the Cheongju International Craft Biennale has been at the forefront of the age of future industry centred on human emotion.