Grad Students Curate Exhibit by Korean Book Artists

'The Garden: Artist Books from the Korea Book Art Association' on display January 22 – February 8 in the Printmaking Gallery

"Flower" by Dong-Jun Oh, digitally printed accordion book, 2012.

January 15, 2013

The MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program at the University of the Arts presents "The Garden: Artist Books from the Korea Book Art Association," an exhibition featuring creations by several South Korean artists that offers a rare, local glimpse into the realm of international book arts.

Curated by Kunyoung Chang MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking) and Charissa Schulze MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking), the exhibit runs January 22 through February 8 in the Printmaking Gallery, located on the sixth floor of Anderson Hall (333 S. Broad Street). An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

"Pinocchio Eve" by Kyeong-Ah Min, linocut, 2012.

Founded in 2005, the Korea Book Art Association (KBAA) has been contributing to the development of book arts as a genre in Korea through the profound study and exploration of the functional and artistic aspects of the book. The KBAA especially focuses on developing and participating in exchange programs and exhibitions with international groups and artists. This exhibition is the result of these endeavors and is the counterpart to exhibitions held in Seoul, South Korea, this past summer that featured the work of students, faculty and alumni from the MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program at UArts.

The Printmaking Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. Visitors coming from off campus are encouraged to call ahead at 215-717-6490.

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