Saturday, November 26, 2011

Press Release: Yong Joo Kim's 2011 Body of work to be showcased at the Fiber Art Fair in Seoul, Korea

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 in Seoul, Korea from 11/22 to 11/30.

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.

Additional information
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.

Extra info
When: 11/22 (Tue) - 11/30 (Wed)
(with the exception of 11/28 which is a holiday for the center.)
11:00am - 7:00pm
Admission is free.

Press Contacts
Yong Joo Kim

Hangaam Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, 2406 Nambusunhwan-ro(Seocho-dong 700),
Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Reconfiguring the Ordinary [the 2nd Solo Exhibition] @ Fiber Art Fair, Seoul, Korea


Hi everyone! I'm back in my home town of Seoul, Korea to partake in The Fiber Art Fair . The fair has just begun, and I have been busy spending the past few days installing my 2011 body of work titled Reconfiguring the Ordinary

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It has been a wonderful experience thus far seeing what goes into putting on a solo exhibition. It's been a non-stop whirlwind of activities here in the past few days. Here's a program I had to quickly get out the door for distribution at the exhibition.

If you happen to be in the city of Seoul, please come by and check out the exhibition!

Where: Seoul Arts Center (예술의전당) 3rd F. Hall 5, 6
When: Now - 11/30 Wed (with the exception of 11/28 which is a holiday for the center.)
11:00am - 7:00pm

Admission is free! :)