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Korea Fiber Art 2023, Louisville: “From Birth to Death

March 4, 2023 - August 27, 2023

> March 4 – August 27, 2023

> Gallery 2

> Reception: Thursday, April 6, 5-7pm


Korea Fiber Art 2023, Louisville is a continuing exhibition of the Korea Fiber Art Biennale that was held in Suwon, Korea in October 2022. This exhibition presupposes all visual arts working in the language of fibers. Our goal is to break down the boundaries that have been ambiguous in the two categories of craft and fine art to conceive fiber art as broad and diverse expressions. We strive to make this exhibition a festive venue that encompasses traditional and contemporary fiber arts, through fiber craftsmen, artists who have driven modern fiber art in Korea, and emerging artists who have immersed themselves in their works through fibers.

Exhibitions include art works of 120 domestic and foreign artists. Through the theme of From Birth to Death, participating artists were presented an opportunity to rethink life. Fiber is a material that offers close experiences from the moment of birth to the finality of death. For example, SAEKDONG JEOGORI, a traditional Korean striped top, and peony embroidered pillows, were made to pray for a long life and prosperity together. JOGAKBO, a style of Korean patchwork, was preciously made of remnants for the creation of hanbok, or traditional Korean clothing. NUBI, a form of Korean quilt-stitching using wool, was created to survive cold winters. All of these forms have been collected to represent the fiber art of Korea.

The efforts of exchanging inspiration between traditional fiber art, contemporary artists and artists worldwide have begun. Korea Fiber Art 2023, Louisville will be held, city-wide, at six galleries. We hope these exhibitions will be an opportunity to lead the revitalization of exploration and discourse in Korea and interact with the fiber art worldwide.


March 4, 2023
August 27, 2023
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