05 septembre 2010

Korean ceramics @ Christie's New York

A Large Blue and White Porcelain Water Dropper in the form of a Mythical Lion (Haetae). Joseon dynasty (19th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010Modelled as a seated lion supporting a large double-gourd bottle balanced on a tasseled saddle, the lion's mane, eye pupils, beard and tail accented by lines and dabs of underglaze blue as well as blue decorative florets and cord of the neck bell, the base of the double-gourd flask moulded with a band of lappets picked out in underglaze blue; the vessel also applied with a glossy,... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2010

"Plain Beauty: Korean White Porcelain/Photographs by Bohnchang Koo' @ Philadelphia Museum of Art

Bohnchang Koo (Korean, Born 1953. From the series Vessel, KRO 05-1 BW, © Bohnchang Koo PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Plain Beauty: Korean White Porcelain/Photographs by Bohnchang Koo explores the elegance and seemingly simple beauty of plain white porcelains of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) through the viewfinder of Bohnchang Koo, a Korean photographer who made a four-year project of photographing these superb ceramics, and through the display of 16 examples of Korean white porcelain. Produced since the beginning of the 15th century,... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2009

"Gods, Demons and Generals: Icons of Korean Shamanism" & "Haeri Yoo: Paper Deep" @ Kresge Art Museum

Guardian Spirits, mid-20th century, color on paper and fabric, 42 x 63 inches. EAST LANSING, MI.- Kresge Art Museum celebrates Korea with two concurrent exhibitions. Gods, Demons and Generals: Icons of Korean Shamanism, an historical look at Korean culture and Haeri Yoo: Paper Deep, an intensely contemporary installation. The twelve paintings of Gods, Demon and Generals: Icons of Korean Shamanism represent and explore the indigenous shamanic tradition, which is a force that exists at the nexus of the culture and religion of... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2009

'Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography' @ the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Hyo Jin In, Violet #02, from the series High School Lovers (2007), 2007. Chromogenic photograph face mounted on aluminum. Courtesy of the artist and Sarah Lee Artworks & Projects. HOUSTON, TX.- This October, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will present Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, the most comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Korean photography to ever be shown in the United States. Organized by Anne Wilkes Tucker, The Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the MFAH, and Karen... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2009

"Made in Korea" @ Hanover

JO Seub, Hostage, 2006, digital light-jet print, 101 x 76 x 3 cm | 39,76 x 29,92 x 1,18 ins, Copyright JO Seub. HANOVER- In April 2009, Korea is presenting itself as the partner country of the Hannover Messe, the largest and simultaneously the most innovative industrial trade fair in the world. Thanks to the full support of the Ministry for Commerce and Knowledge of the Republic of South Korea, an extensive cultural program is being offered which engages in a cultural investigation of the history and social development of... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2009

"Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400-1600" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Yi Am (1507-1566), Mother Dog and Puppies, first half of the 16th century. Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, 163 x 55 cm. The National Museum of Korea, Seoul. Cat. 11 NEW YORK, NY.- The early Joseon period, a time of extraordinary artistic achievements in Korea, will be explored in a loan exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in March 2009. Showcasing approximately 47 spectacular works—painting, ceramics, metalwork, and lacquer—Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400-1600 will illustrate the lively and nuanced... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2009

God in Sculpture, religion and spirituality in Eastern Asia @ Kunsthal Rotterdam

With a very extraordinary collection of sixty age-old bronze and stone sculptures Kunsthal Rotterdam shows how God is portrayed in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. At the exhibition top pieces from India, Nepal, Cambodia, China, Korea and Thailand illustrate in what way Buddha and Mahariva and their followers have been portrayed through the ages. The collection, belonging to Viktor and Marianne Langen, is in a state that can be called outstanding and the vast majority of pieces can be dated back as far as the eighth and ninth century.... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2009

Teabowl with lacquer repair (hakeme), Japan/Korea, 18th century, Edo Period

Teabowl with lacquer repair (hakeme), Japan/Korea, 18th century, Edo Period Glazed ceramic (Korea), Lacquer. H: 4.1 cm (1 3/5 inch), D: 11.2 cm (4 1/2 inch) On mended ceramics, see: Flickwerk. The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics, Exhibition Catalogue, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and Museum für Lackkunst, 2008 Itemcode: 2007. Price: $3,300.00 (all text, images © Bachmann Eckenstein Art & Antiques) NEW YORK ASIA WEEK 2009. Bachmann Eckenstein Art & Antiques. Hardstrasse 45, CH -... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A White Porcelain Box and Cover and a Small White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th and 18th century)

A White Porcelain Box and Cover and a Small White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th and 18th century) The box and cover of circular shape with short ring foot and domed lid recessed in the circular center and applied overall save the rims with a blue-tinged clear glaze; the small bottle of compressed disc form rising from a short circular foot to a rolled lip, applied with a powdery clear glaze with bluish cast. Box 2 5/8in. (6.8cm.) high, 3 7/8in. (9.7cm.) diameter; bottle 2 5/16in. (5.8cm.) high, 3 9/16in. (9.1cm.)... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

An Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Bowl. Goryeo dynasty (13th century)

An Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Bowl. Goryeo dynasty (13th century) Deep and circular, inlaid on the interior in white slip with three pomegranate sprays alternating with three chrysanthemum sprays centering a further inlaid medallion of a chrysanthemum flower within a double-ring and cloud collar, all below a narrow band of inlaid lines and grasses below the rim; the exterior inlaid in white slip with a repeated band of grasses above a wide frieze of black-and white-slip chrysanthemum roundels surrounded by curling foliage... [Lire la suite]
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