Exhibition: Pojagi and Beyond

Pojagi by Lee BokheeThe Hon­olu­lu Acad­e­my of Arts will present an exhi­bi­tion titled “Poja­gi and Beyond” fea­tur­ing con­tem­po­rary poja­gi by thir­ty lead­ing Kore­an fiber artists who have tak­en the tra­di­tion­al con­cept of pieced tex­tiles into a new realm, trans­form­ing the per­son­al into the universal.

The exhi­bi­tion will be on view in the Academy’s Gallery 22 from June 14 through Sep­tem­ber 2, 2007.

photo of Lee ChunghieThe guest cura­tor of the exhi­bi­tion is Chunghie Lee, an inter­na­tion­al­ly known fiber artist, lec­tur­er, and free­lance writer who divides her time between her native Seoul and lec­tur­ing at Rhode Island School of Design, Evtek Insti­tute of Art and Design, Fin­land, and oth­er uni­ver­si­ties world­wide. She has exhib­it­ed instal­la­tion pieces, sculp­ture, and wear­able art in Korea, Tai­wan, Japan, Ger­many, France, Eng­land, Nor­way, Fin­land, Cana­da, and the Unit­ed States.

The Acad­e­my of Arts will be the ini­tial venue of this exhi­bi­tion, which will trav­el to the Cheongju Craft Cen­ter in con­junc­tion with the Inter­na­tion­al Crafts Bien­nale from Octo­ber 2 to Octo­ber 28, 2007.

For more infor­ma­tion about the exhib­it, see the Hon­olu­lu Acad­e­my of Arts Web site: http://www.honoluluacademy.org/cmshaa/academy/index.aspx?id=1790.