Publication : Articles sur les arts de la Corée, Orientations

 

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Deux articles sont consacrés aux arts de la Corée dans le numéro de septembre 2012 de la revue ORIENTATIONS, vol. 43, n°6 :

 

Beth McKillop et Pauline LeMoigne, “Tradition and Transformation: Two Decades of Korean Art and Design at the V&A”.

In December 1992, the Victoria and Albert Museum saw the opening of a dedicated gallery of Korean art, funded by South Korean electronics giant Samsung. The 130-square-metre gallery was the last in a series of fresh presentations of the Asian collections, ranging from India to Japan, undertaken during the 1980s and ’90s. The opening was marked by the publication of a gallery book, and by a special edition of Orientations (December 1992). Since then, the gallery has retained its original structure, with a chronological presentation of ceramics on one side and groupings of dress, textiles and furniture on the other, terminating at the eastern end in an area for contemporary craft and design. This article reflects on significant events in the presentation of Korean art and culture at the V&A over the past two decades, discussing the curators, artists, designers and supporters who have worked with the museum.

 

Patricia Frick, “Consummate Craftsmanship: Korean Lacquer Art at the Museum fur Lackkunst, Munster”.

The exhibition ‘Korean Lacquer Art – Aesthetic Perfection’ (‘Die Lackkunst Koreas – Ästhetik in Vollendung’; 28 October 2012-27 January 2013) will be the first such exhibition in the West. On display will be a selection of lacquerwork with mother-of-pearl inlay (najeon chilgi) dating from the Goryeo (918-1392) and the Joseon (1392-1910) dynasty. These masterpieces, from Korean, Japanese and European collections, illustrate the highly sophisticated decorative techniques used in Korean lacquerwork.

 

Source : Orientations

 

 

 


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