The Journey of Time features 86 works by 23 eminent artisans and artists from Korea.
This exhibition explores a good selection of contemporary Korean craft which reflects the notion of nature, human and objects.
The Journey of Time illustrates the distinctive and exceptional hybrid qualities that embrace past and present Korean craft. The materials used include metal, fabric, wood, lacquer, paper, leather and carbon fiber. All the works highlight the self-discipline of the artist in the course of approaching or reverting to the nature and the essence thereof.
Following its successful exhibition in Spain (Museo National De Artes Decorativas), this exhibition will be held in Australia for the first time.
Artistic director GIO Kisang says of the exhibition:
“Koreans classify objects as those for objects; for the nature; and for humans. That is because different materials and techniques are employed according to the purpose of the object, and the most adequate manufacturing methodology for that very functionality of the object is chosen. Over time, objects have been lost, retained or restored repeatedly, and the profound aesthetics embedded in each of the objects have struck a balance with the functionality of the objects. The exhibition seeks to observe the real contemporaneous value of objects, centring on the time during which the existence in nature was explored, the value of heritage that had been carried through generations, and the time-consuming repetitions and variations required for a raw material to become an object.”
This exhibition is hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Korea. The exhibition is organised by the Korea Craft & Design Foundation (KCDF) and the Korean Cultural Centre Australia.