- Duration : April 22 ~ December 31, 2016
- Place : Gallery 3 & 4 on the 2nd floor of Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery
One-hundred-ten works by fifty-two artists (seventy ceramic works such as vessels, ornaments, and lighting by forty-one artists/ forty works in other genres such as painting, photography, woodwork, and fashion by eleven artists) are on display.
Journey to Table focuses on ceramic crafts that serve both as works of art and commercial products, and the space created by such works. Most of the works except for paintings, photos, and illustrations are displayed to highlight their distinctive features and functions as handicrafts, as distinguished from mass-produced products.
The exhibition hall is divided into private space and commercial space consisting of eight spaces of everyday life that invite viewers to appreciate the objects displayed and communicate with them.
Looking at each work, viewers will imagine how each can be used and displayed. In doing so, viewers will feel desire to both aesthetically arrange their own space and to purchase the works.
Fermented sauces called jang in Korean are one of the most important ingredients of Korean cuisine. In Korea, bean paste, red pepper paste, and soy sauce are kept in large jars and fermented. These jars are comparable to objets of contemporary art and are symbolic of Korean cuisine. They are very representative of ‘Korean beauty.’
Bedroom and Lounge
This space shows how ceramics, furniture, and textile craftworks can be arranged in the most private space. ‘My own space’ is suggested in this bedroom and lounge spaces.
This is a concept of space where you can serve a special visitor to your house in an elegant way. How happy we would be if we could have a friendly chat over a cup of tea surrounded by wonderful works!
Anyone can dream of decorating the space of his or her own café. This is ‘My own private café’ decorated with works imbued with the aroma of coffee in a modern space.
How happy we would be if we could enjoy delicious meals served in stylish dinnerware while surrounded by beautiful works of art! Those who share such a wonderful time with you will become even closer to you.
Sometimes, you want to be with a close friend at a bar unlike any other you have ever been and talk about each other's troubles over a glass of wine. Wine in an elegant, handcrafted wine glass in a space where wonderful photographic works are on display should taste even better.
On a special day, you want to have good time with close friends or other acquaintances in a wonderful space. You will be even happier if there are wonderful artworks on the walls and quality china for the food.
Street Café (Photo zone)
You could not be happier if you could take a break with a cup of coffee when you are travelling. In this photo zone, you can even be the barista and take a photo to take home. This is another fun thing to do during this exhibition. The red public telephone box and works by Kim Dong-beom, a travel cartoon artist, will make you feel as if you are on vacation.