Korea Fiber Art 2023 Louisville

Italiano (Italian)

715 West Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Organized by Korea Fiber Art Forum
March 4 – April 15, 2023

Korea Fiber Art 2023, Louisville is a continuation of the Korea Fiber Art Biennale held in Suwon, South 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 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 artisans, artists who have driven contemporary fiber art in Korea, and emerging artists who have immersed themselves in their works through fibers.

Together, the exhibitions include the works of 120 global artists. Through the theme “from birth to death,” participating artists were presented with the 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 long life and prosperity. Jogakbo, a style of Korean patchwork, was

traditionally made with remnants from the creation of hanbok, 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 and contemporary artists have begun. Korea Fiber Art 2023, Louisville will be held at six galleries city-wide. We hope these exhibitions will be an opportunity to lead the revitalization of exploration and discourse in Korea and interact with the global fiber art community.

Moonhe Baik, director
Forum di arte della fibra della Corea

Baik Moonhe, Choi Insook
Han Jihae
Kim Aehkyeong
Kim Younghae
Ku Heejung
Lee Juye
Lee Miyoung
Lim Sunyang
Ortega, Maria
Oh Joungeun
Park Sookhyun
Park Soonmi
Park Soonaea
Park Yeonsun
Park Youngja
Seo Eunyoung
Shin Myungsun