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Yeonliji: Two Becoming One

Exhibition  /  10 Dec 2021  -  23 Dec 2021
Published: 29.11.2021
Yeonliji: Two Becoming One.
Arumjigi
Management:
Hae Won Koo
Photo by Junghoon Oh..
Photo by Junghoon Oh.

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Intro
The exhibition presents contemporary jewelry under the theme of conjoining contrasting components such as man vs woman, tradition vs contemporary, and ceremonies like weddings vs daily life. The exhibition introduces the reinterpreted traditional Norigae (female clothing ornament) and Garakji (ring) and explores how contemporary jewelry can pervade daily lives and be more approachable.

Artist list

Junmin Bae, Mihee Bae, Jahyun Rita Baek, Youngji Chi, Soojin Choi, Kwanghun Hyun, Donggyum Ji, Sowon Joo, Soomin Jun, Heejoo Kim, Kyeok Kim, Shin-Ryeong Kim, Song Kim, Soyoung Kim, Yeonkyung Kim, Seulgi Kwon, Leona Songhee Lee, Ye-jee Lee, Youngim Lee, Jongseok Lim, Junsuk Min, NOHKE, Juyean Oh, Miwha Oh, Joo Hyung Park, Miran Park, SOOMI, Yeseul Seo, Haesun Shin, Healim Shin, Seung Wook Sim, Jaesun Won, SohRi Yi, Ahmi Yu
About the exhibition "Yeonliji: Two Becoming One"
The word Yeonliji appears in the poem Chang Hen Ge (Song of Everlasting Regret) by the Chinese poet Bai Juyi, which retells the love story between Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang dynasty and Yang Guifei. Yeonliji in its definition means the phenomenon in which the trunks or branches of two distinct trees grow together, and it often symbolizes true love or a happily married couple.
 
Marriage is a starting point where two loved ones promise to spend their lives together. Through marriage, two different people with different backgrounds, personalities and values connect and live in harmony like the phenomenon of Yeonliji.
 
The exhibition presents contemporary jewelry under the theme of conjoining contrasting components such as man vs woman, tradition vs contemporary, and ceremonies like weddings vs daily life. The exhibition introduces the reinterpreted traditional Norigae (female clothing ornament) and Garakji (ring) and explores how contemporary jewelry can pervade daily lives and be more approachable.
 
Moreover, the exhibition intends to portray harmony and balance amid the current society where conflicts and hostility are prevalent. The exhibition holds the hope of seeing an understanding society that embraces the differences just like with Yeonliji, in which two trees merge into one while maintaining different roots.


The exhibition has two sections: "Norigae/Contemporary Jewelry: Ceremony and Daily Life" and "Ring for Couples: Token of Promise".
In the first section, a series of transformable Norigae for both Hanbok (traditional Korean attire) and Western clothes, as well as accompanying costumes of the two styles, are displayed. Fifteen contemporary jewelry artists and two costume designers participate in this section. To allow a better understanding of the functions, some of the Norigae works are displayed on Hanbok while some of the transformed brooches or necklaces are displayed on Western style clothes. Section two contains unique rings for couples, handmade watches, an installation, and ceramic artworks. A total of twenty-five contemporary jewelry artists, including those in the first section, and three non-jewelry artists participate in the second part.
 
Furthermore, a new music composition merging the Korean traditional and Western contemporary style accompanied by a complementary scent is implemented to help visitors immerse in the exhibition. Auditory, olfactory, and visual stimulants will help the audience awaken their artistic senses.

"Yeonliji: Two Becoming One" takes place at the building of Arumjigi, which coincides with the willingness to secure the beauty of traditional culture with the exhibition. I hope you also enjoy the venue that offers the harmony of a traditional Hanok (Korean traditional house) and contemporary architecture along with the exhibition.
 
I hope that this jewelry which expresses the Korean traditional aesthetic and sentiment in a contemporary manner will adorn your special days and complement the meaningful moment in your life.

/ Hae Won Koo, Chairwoman of Pureun Culture Foundation
December 2021


Sponsor: Pureun Culture Foundation
 
Heejoo Kim. Piece: Dream came true, a pair of butterflies, 2021. Enameled copper, sterling silver, silk thread.. 37 x 9 x 3 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae. Heejoo Kim
Piece: Dream came true, a pair of butterflies, 2021
Enameled copper, sterling silver, silk thread.
37 x 9 x 3 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Youngim Lee. Piece: Coexistence N, 2021. Sterling silver, jade, acetate, silk thread.. 11 x 73 x 3.9 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae. Youngim Lee
Piece: Coexistence N, 2021
Sterling silver, jade, acetate, silk thread.
11 x 73 x 3.9 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Healim Shin. Piece: Mist and moon, 2021. Sterling silver, thread, poly.. 9 x 37 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae. Healim Shin
Piece: Mist and moon, 2021
Sterling silver, thread, poly.
9 x 37 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Yeonkyung Kim. Piece: My most beautiful moment, 2021. Red agate, natural quartz (7.3ct), natural quartz (bead), hematite (bead), sterling silver.. 6.8 x 35.8 x 1.8 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae. Yeonkyung Kim
Piece: My most beautiful moment, 2021
Red agate, natural quartz (7.3ct), natural quartz (bead), hematite (bead), sterling silver.
6.8 x 35.8 x 1.8 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Ye-jee Lee. Piece: Pairs of Animals, 2021. Sterling silver, nickel silver, leather.. 9 x 35 x 2 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae. Ye-jee Lee
Piece: Pairs of Animals, 2021
Sterling silver, nickel silver, leather.
9 x 35 x 2 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Sowon Joo. Piece: SAMCHEONJU Norigae, 2021. Sterling silver, amber, coral, jade, 14K Gold, diamonds.. 3 x 3 x 30 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae. Sowon Joo
Piece: SAMCHEONJU Norigae, 2021
Sterling silver, amber, coral, jade, 14K Gold, diamonds.
3 x 3 x 30 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Shin-Ryeong Kim. Piece: B.F. no18, 2021. Sterling silver, fine silver, nickel silver.. 2.8 x 2.8 x 30 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae . Shin-Ryeong Kim
Piece: B.F. no18, 2021
Sterling silver, fine silver, nickel silver.
2.8 x 2.8 x 30 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Seulgi Kwon. Piece: Soul Mates, 2021. Silicone, thread, pearl, wood, sterling silver, gold.. 53 x 23 x 10 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae . Seulgi Kwon
Piece: Soul Mates, 2021
Silicone, thread, pearl, wood, sterling silver, gold.
53 x 23 x 10 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Miran Park. Piece: Wish-Dog and cat, 2021. Sterling silver.. 4.2 x 34.5 x 1.7 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae. Miran Park
Piece: Wish-Dog and cat, 2021
Sterling silver.
4.2 x 34.5 x 1.7 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Junmin Bae. Piece: Interlacing cosmos, 2021. Polymer clay, plastic film, brass.. 6 x 39 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae. Junmin Bae
Piece: Interlacing cosmos, 2021
Polymer clay, plastic film, brass.
6 x 39 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Joo Hyung Park. Piece: Oneness, 2021. Walnut wood, ottchil, sterling silver.. 8 x 6 x 57 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae . Joo Hyung Park
Piece: Oneness, 2021
Walnut wood, ottchil, sterling silver.
8 x 6 x 57 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Jahyun Rita Baek. Piece: Link, 2021. Sterling silver, fresh water pearls.. 3 x 3 x 25 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae . Jahyun Rita Baek
Piece: Link, 2021
Sterling silver, fresh water pearls.
3 x 3 x 25 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Jongseok Lim. Piece: Cicada 1, 2021. Fine silver, sterling silver, nickel silver, ottchil, silk thread. . 43 x 13 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Norigae. Jongseok Lim
Piece: Cicada 1, 2021
Fine silver, sterling silver, nickel silver, ottchil, silk thread. 
43 x 13 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
Norigae
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Jaesun Won. Piece: Open Space NB1, 2021. Sterling silver, synthetic thread, stainless steel.. 50 x 34 x 2 cm. Photo by: Junghoon Oh. Jaesun Won
Piece: Open Space NB1, 2021
Sterling silver, synthetic thread, stainless steel.
50 x 34 x 2 cm
Photo by: Junghoon Oh
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Junsuk Min. Piece: Hair Ornament No.03, 2021. Sterling silver, Synthetic Ruby.. 32 x 7 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Yongjin Park. From series: Rolling. Binyeo. Junsuk Min
Piece: Hair Ornament No.03, 2021
Sterling silver, Synthetic Ruby.
32 x 7 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Yongjin Park
From series: Rolling
Binyeo
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Rings for couples by 25 artists. Photo by Junghoon Oh..
Rings for couples by 25 artists. Photo by Junghoon Oh.

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Typical traditional Korean female jewelries consist of Norigae, Garakji and Binyeo. The Joseon Dynasty Era.
. Norigae is a pendant-like ornament that hangs from the upper garment, Garakji is a set of two rings to be worn together by married women, and Bineyo is a decorative hair pin used to fix chignon..
Typical traditional Korean female jewelries consist of Norigae, Garakji and Binyeo. The Joseon Dynasty Era.
Norigae is a pendant-like ornament that hangs from the upper garment, Garakji is a set of two rings to be worn together by married women, and Bineyo is a decorative hair pin used to fix chignon.

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