This summer The Korea Craft and Design Foundation presents ‘Make Your Movements: Korean Contemporary Objects, A New Approach’ at the Korean Cultural Centre – an exhibition curated to showcase a new phase in Korean craft, influenced by the concept of ‘movement’.
The exhibition brings together 18 designers, makers and craftsmen from Korea, whose collections range from 3D printed accessories and furniture to jewellery and ceramics. Curated by Kyoungrin Park, the show explores the theory of movement in craft, from looking at the way craftsmen move during their creative work, to how a completed object leaves the hands of its maker imbued with their manual knowledge.
From lacquered metal trays that double as hanging pictures and 3D printed objects that have been highly manipulated by hand, to ceramics made thin to the point of transparency and furniture designed specifically for traditional market traders, this exhibition allows you to immerse yourself in a world that is both exotic yet familiar, and invites you to interact with the physical qualities of the objects to appreciate their inner essence, in a near-performative exchange.
Make Your Movements: Korean Contemporary Objects, A New Approach
Korean Cultural Centre, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW
Until 17 September 2016