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Daehoon Kang: JangDokDae

Exhibition  /  15 Aug 2011  -  03 Sep 2011
Published: 09.08.2011
Daehoon Kang. Pendant: Untitled, 2011. Fine silver, kumboo (fine gold), sterling silver. Daehoon Kang
Pendant: Untitled, 2011
Fine silver, kumboo (fine gold), sterling silver
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(...) JangDokDae (or the Condiments Bay) is an assemblage of earthenware vessels traditionally found outside Korean households. Daehoon thus explores what he sees as a poetic duality of harmony and contradiction: the Condiments Bay is open even as it is closed. (...)

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Daehoon Kang
“In Korea there is an old proverb: if you want to know a household, try its condiments.”
JangDokDae (or the Condiments Bay) is an assemblage of earthenware vessels traditionally found outside Korean households. They are used to store food and condiments such as soy sauce, kimchi, soybean paste, spices and dried foods. As a silversmith Daehoon has previously made silver vessels inspired by the distinctive shapes of earthen vessels of the Neolithic Age in Korea. This new series of pieces explore the visual appeal, cultural values and specificity, as well as the functionality of the Condiments Bay. While it harbours essentials of the household it is never secured with a lock and key—it’s not enclosed like the wine cellar in the West; rather it is out in the open in order to get the sun and fresh air. The Condiments Bay is not secured, but it is not overtly displayed either. Daehoon thus explores what he sees as a poetic duality of harmony and contradiction: the Condiments Bay is open even as it is closed. This new range of jewellery and objects examines Daehoon’s cultural heritage while also translating silversmithing techniques to a scale applicable for wearable jewellery and objects. 

This is Daehoon’s first solo jewellery exhibition in Melbourne.
Daehoon Kang. Pendant: Untitled, 2011. Fine silver, kumboo (fine gold), sterling silver. Daehoon Kang
Pendant: Untitled, 2011
Fine silver, kumboo (fine gold), sterling silver
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Daehoon Kang. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Fine silver, sterling silver, laminate. Daehoon Kang
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Fine silver, sterling silver, laminate
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Daehoon Kang. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Fine silver, kumboo (fine gold), sterling silver. Daehoon Kang
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Fine silver, kumboo (fine gold), sterling silver
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Daehoon Kang. Piece: Untitled, 2011. Fine silver, kumboo (fine gold), sterling silver. Pendant/Brooch. Daehoon Kang
Piece: Untitled, 2011
Fine silver, kumboo (fine gold), sterling silver
Pendant/Brooch
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