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Yong Joo Kim: Reconfiguring the Ordinary

Exhibition  /  22 Nov 2011  -  30 Nov 2011
Published: 29.11.2011
Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts center
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Intro
In this exhibition Yong Joo Kim has let go of her usual repertoire of precious metals to explore the world of unnoticed yet beautiful objects. Through this processes, she witnessed that no matter how mundane or insignificant a material seems at first, it has hidden qualities.

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Yong Joo Kim
Yong Joo Kim's 2011 Body of work to be showcased at the 2011 Fiber Art Fair in Seoul, Korea. The Sookmyung Women's University's Fiber Art Alumni Association has invited Yong Joo Kim as one of the solo exhibitors at the 2011 Fiber Art Fair taking place at the Seoul Art Center's Hangaram Art Museum. Yong Joo Kim's 2011 Body of work explores the concept of inner-beauty by investigating the relationship between the process of exploration and trust endowed to a material by an artist. The body of work is a development of her thesis work at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where she let go of her usual repertoire of precious metals to explore the world of unnoticed yet beautiful objects. Through this processes, she witnessed--over and over again--that no matter how mundane or insignificant a material seems at first, as long as the process of exploration began with a firm belief in its potential, she was eventually surprised to uncover its hidden qualities that she did not know existed.

Remarks

FAF was founded to establish a broader platform for communication between artists and the interested public and to promote the vitalization of the Korean fiber art market. The 2011 Fiber Art fair is a follow up to the 2008 Fiber Art Fair organized by the Sookmyung Women's University's Fiber Art Alumni Association. This year's Fiber Art Fair brings together a total of 27 solo artists ranging from emerging to well-established artists.

Seoul Arts Center is a cultural center in Seoul built with the mission to better promote the Korean arts and cultural, and to also raise awareness of the Korean arts to the international level. The center consists of the main Festival Hall, Calligraphy Hall, Music Hall, Arts Center, Center of Archives, Education Hall which are all housed indoors, and the Circular Plaza, Street of Meetings, Traditional Korean Gardens, an outdoor Theater, and a market place. The Hangaam Art Museum, measuring in 15,434 m2, opened its door in 1990 to concentrate its efforts to sharing the modern and contemporary art with the public.
Yong Joo Kim. Neckpiece: Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist Looped and Linked, 2011. Hook-and-loop fastener. 12 x 16 x 4”. Yong Joo Kim
Neckpiece: Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist Looped and Linked, 2011
Hook-and-loop fastener
12 x 16 x 4”
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Yong Joo Kim. Bracelet: Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Rounded, Aligned and Rolled, 2011. Velcro. 4 x 4 x 2”. Yong Joo Kim
Bracelet: Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Rounded, Aligned and Rolled, 2011
Velcro
4 x 4 x 2”
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