ARTISAN

THE WOVEN MOONJAR COLLECTION, 2016~ 

“The Woven Moon Jar” revamps the traditional ceramic moon jar through the eyes of a textile artist, utilizing unconventional materials and fiber techniques. The wide spectrum of characteristics including its whiteness and roundness (curves of heel, body and mouth) have been reinterpreted through various textile-based construction techniques while at the same time honoring traditional moon jar construction methods. 

 

What differentiates this body of work from its historical references are the inherent advantages of the physical properties of fiber. Leather strips are woven into a lightweight and portable form through the process of coiling and knitting. The cold and heavy ceramic surface has been replaced by warm and airy white leather. This idea of practicality and transportability emerged from my own countless experiences of moving and packing large artworks and fragile pottery— from continent to continent—what Do Ho Suh (1962–) calls “a modern nomad.” 

2 0 2 2       Myers Art Prize 2022, Teachers College, Columbia University.

2 0 2 1        Kim, Hyunsoo. (April, 2021). The Woven Moonjar. Surface Design Journal.

2 0 1 8        InthePaper Gallery by Doosung Paper. (Aug 25 ~ Aug 31). The 7th Coaster Exhibition- Fun Objet, Seoul, Korea.
2 0 1 8        Crafts on the Hill Gallery. (June 1 ~ 25). Aesthetics of Repetition. Crafts on the Hill Invitation 3-person-show. Seoul, Korea.

2 0 1 8        Aesthetics of Repetition, [Craft/ Art] Crafts on the Hill Invitation 3-person-show,

                                                                   Crafts on the Hill Gallery, June 1- June 25.

2 0 1 8        Our Story of Providence, [Craft /Art] Spring Invitational Exhibition,

                                                                   ParkEulbok Embroidery Museum,  April 28- Aug 31.

2 0 1 8        Sangmyung University Design Center. (March 26 ~ April 2). The 5th Korea & Japan Fiber Arts Miniature Exhibition,

                                                                   Mini Moonjar  1 & 2. Seoul, Korea.

2 0 1 7         Craft Trend Fair, [Craft/Product] COEX Convention Center. Seoul, Korea, Dec 7 – Dec 10.

Patented Design

2 0 1 7  “Woven Moonjar I”, Hyunsoo Kim, KIDP by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, 2017b02-0000436

2 0 1 7  “Woven Moonjar II”, Hyunsoo Kim, KIDP by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, 2017b02-0000521

2 0 2 1        Kim, Hyunsoo. (April, 2021). The Woven Moonjar. Surface Design Journal.

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