The 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.
The 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.