Having been following some of these ceramic artists for a number of years, we’re really looking forward to this. Brighton or London, Stoke-on-Trent or Seoul – there will be a few opportunities to experience this exhibition.
Made in Korea
The Ceramic House 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 27/28 May, vernissage Thursday 4th May
London Craft Week showcases a preview at Sladmore Contemporary of selected artists, 3rd-7th May
Sladmore Contemporary 12th – 28th July
British Ceramics Biennial 22nd Sept – 5th November
Mullae Art Factory, Seoul November (dates TBC)
Made in Korea is a cultural exchange project between two contrasting nations – Britain and South Korea, and two contrasting disciplines – ceramics and sound art. Involving 20 artists from Korea, 5 from the UK, and encompassing 4 exhibitions, 4 concerts, and the launch of a unique audio guide, the project evolves throughout 2017 in Brighton, London, Stoke-on-Trent and Seoul.
The project has been in planning for two years, and is Kay Aplin’s most ambitious project to date at The Ceramic House. Following an Arts Council funded research trip to Korea in 2016, Aplin will curate an exhibition of Korean ceramics at The Ceramic House in May, as part of Artists Open Houses at the Brighton Festival, which transfers to leading Mayfair gallery, Sladmore Contemporary in July. Two invited Korean ceramists will undertake a residency at The Ceramic House and the work will be exhibited at British Ceramics Biennial (BCB), Stoke-on-Trent, opening in September.
Kay Aplin will also create a new series of large-scale porcelain wall panels reflecting on her recent experiences in Korea. These will be displayed at Sladmore Contemporary, BCB and Mullae Art Factory in Seoul. A preview of her work will be shown at Sladmore Contemporary as part of London Craft Week in May together with work by UK-based Korean artists Myung Nam An and Jin Eui Kim.
Follow Kay’s blog about the project here: https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/made-in-korea
Sixteen Korean ceramic artists have been selected to participate in the exhibition, who are based in South Korea, France, Germany, USA and UK. Click on a name to reach each artist’s page.
KYUNG WON BAEK | MYUNG NAM AN | JIN EUI KIM | JONG JIN PARK | SUN KIM | JAE JUN LEE | SANG WOO KIM| WOOK JAE MAENG | JUNG EUN HAN | VERONICA JUYOUN BYUN | EUI JEONG YOO | CHUN BOK LEE | MIN SOO LEE | HYE MI LEE | BO KYUNG KIM | KAY APLIN
Sound and Public Space
Three Korean and three UK sound artists will engage in a sonic dialogue curated by Joseph Young. The sound works will reference ceramic manufacturing processes in the UK and Korea and feature on a specially designed, geo-locative audio app, with the sounds discoverable via GPS at iconic locations in Stoke-on-Trent and Seoul.
The app launches at BCB in September, offering visitors a unique 3D audio experience of Stoke and its historic manufacturing legacy. In partnership with Seoul-based sound artist and curator Hankil Ryu, the app will then debut in Seoul in November with a concert at Mullae Art Factory, accompanied by an exhibition of Aplin’s Korean-inspired ceramics.