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By bringing together the work of 15 emerging and established artists from Korea, this display offers a diversity of insights into the richness of contemporary Korean studio ceramic practice. A number of these artists have studied abroad and several of them enjoy an international reputation. Some are inspired by historical Korean ceramics such as inlaid celadons from the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392) and buncheong ware and white porcelains of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910). Others experiment with new technologies and alternative materials, or use ceramics as a medium to engage with contemporary issues ranging from mass-consumption and pop culture to the destruction of Korea's architectural heritage.
Exhibition originated by the Fondation d'entreprise Bernardaud and their guest curator Hyeyoung Cho
Exhibition organised and curated for the V&A by Dr Rosalie Kim, Samsung Curator of Korean Art
Exhibition supported by the Korea Foundation
Additional support provided by Samsung