Tradition Transformed: Bojagi, the Traditional Korean Wrapping Cloth
Join us for the Tradition Transformed: Bojagi, featuring vibrant fiber works that capture the artistry and originality of the traditional Korean wrapping cloth bojagi by artists Kumjoo Ahn, Julia Kwon, and Wonju Seo. These three Korean American artists strive to convey deep social and emotional commentary through the integration of traditional techniques and innovative contemporary artistry in their work.
By transforming an iconic traditional art and craft like bojagi, in terms of both style and substance, Ahn, Kwon, and Seo tackle questions of women’s evolving role in society, the notion of feminine art, and experiences of both cultural shock and cultural harmony between East and West. As immigrants with deeply felt roots, they also endeavor to preserve the classic beauty and sensibilities of Korean traditional handicrafts, while being faithful to their perspectives as modern women capable of transforming traditions.
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