Creation Station: Contemporary Korea

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Our last family program of 2015 will look at the Translated Vase series by Korean contemporary artist Yeesookyung, whose work will be on display in the Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall from mid-October through late March 2016. We will look at how she has morphed broken ceramics into new biomorphic sculptures. Lastly, we will craft our own interpretations of the world after learning about Yeesookyung’s process.


12:30 pm | Art Project Creation
12:30 and 1:00 pm | Family Storytelling

About the Exhibition

Korean ceramics have been celebrated for centuries for their sophisticated forms and stunningly beautiful glazes. Tapping into these long-standing traditions, contemporary artist Yeesookyung transforms the ceramic as a sculptural medium, while still honoring the potters who have preceded her. Yeesookyung’s large-scale sculptures feature hallmarks—such as celadon and blue and white glazes, and the unique form of repair using gold and lacquer—but do so in amalgamations of shattered ceramics, pieced together to achieve her unique dimensional effects. The sculptures take on biomorphic forms, at once whimsical and uncanny. Her works create conversation between the richly diverse legacy of Korean ceramics and modern revolutionaries such as Peter Voulkos, and will be the first time a contemporary Korean artist has been featured at Asia Society Texas Center.
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By: Asia Society Texas Center

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