We invite you to
Constancy & Change in Korean
Traditional Craft 2015.
The Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft exhibition
will be held at La Triennale di Milano for the third consecutive
year since 2013. We are delighted to announce that traditional
Korean crafts, a body of creative disciplines more than ﬁve
thousand years old, will be presented in a major art exhibition
at the Design Museum, a major venue of the internationally
acclaimed Milano Design Week.
Under the theme of ‘Su-su Deom-deom Eun-eun’
(Simple, Calm, Subtle), this exhibition will feature one hundred
ninety works, in six categories, by twenty-three artists, merging
the graceful, classical beauty of traditional Korean crafts with
modern aesthetic sensibilities. These artists are perpetuating
and extending Korean craft traditions in metal, ceramics,
paper, textile, bamboo, and lacquer.
The ceramics includes Park Sung Wook’s deombeong bunchung
jars and pagodas; Lee Seung Hee’s ceramic paintings; Ree Soo
Jong’s chulhwa bunchung jars; Lee Se Yong’s white porcelain bowls;
Roe Kyung Jo’s coarsely brushed bunchung ceramic container;
Lee Hyun Bae’s tall onggi wares; and Ahn Si Sung’s rectangular
Bamboo craft is represented by Cho Daeyong’s woven
screen. The lacquerware includes Kim Seol’s dry lacquered
bowl, Yang Yoo Jeon’s lacquered bowl with a lid, Choe Young
Keun’s lacquered painting, Park Gang Yong’s and Jung Sang
Gil’s lacquered woodenware, and Choi Sang Hoon’s
lacquered bowl inlaid with mother-of–pearl. And ﬁnally,
there will be a special presentation of Kim Chang Duk’s
wax ﬂower arrangement.
This exposition will offer people from all over the world
the opportunity to experience the best of Korea’s exquisite
traditional craft culture.
I especially appreciate the valuable help contributed by the
Italian experts. The architectural ﬁrm Origoni Steiner Architetti
Associati took charge of designing this exhibition. I want to
express my appreciation to Franco Origoni, Anna Steiner, and
Matteo Origoni from that ﬁrm, and to Beppe Finessi for his
remarkable review of this exhibition. Finally, I would like to thank
Ms. Chang Myung Sook of the Planning Committee for providing
valuable local knowledge and for acting as a mediator
between Korea and Italy.