15 Apr LONDON CRAFT WEEK 2017 | May 3rd – 7th 2017, [Craft Narrative: Beauty in Everyday Living]
* All the photographs of the exhibits are copyrighted. ⓒJongGun Lee
“ARUMJIGI Culture Keepers Foundation will present a showcase exhibition
on ‘Korean Vessels and Table Settings’ based on the research into craftsmanship
by introducing over 38 of Korean Artisans and Designers
in the center of London”
From May 3rd-7th 2017, the third edition of ‘London Craft Week (LCW)’ takes up residence in the capital. Through participating in LCW as an exhibitor, ‘Arumjigi Culture Keepers Foundation’ hosts an exhibition featuring <Craft Narrative: Beauty in Everyday Living> based on the research into craftsmanship which is instrumental toward imparting Korean virtue of a healthy and beautiful culture of cuisine in daily life.
Arumjigi aims to identify and enhance the essence and beauty of traditional Korean culture. Showing in the UK for the first time. The exhibition that showing in the UK for the first time will present overall narrative about Korean creativity and craftsmanship rooted in our remarkable culture and traditions but reflecting the contemporary and relevance to today.
Arumjigi will exhibit the essence of Arumjigi’s archival work on traditional cuisine during the past 14 years while presenting the possibility of practicality of traditional craftworks with its individuality and understated beauty appropriate for the modern lifestyle. Arumjigi exhibitions are always the result of year-long joint research and collaboration between traditional artisans and contemporary designers. The exhibition will play an important role in developing a global awareness and understanding of Korea’s rich craft and design heritage.
Arumjigi also intends to explore the potential and future of Korean vessels through suggestions and ideas by leading artists in crafts and design. Arumjigi hope that the palate and nutrition, care and love, and visual beauty showcased at this exhibition in LCW become an integral part of meals everywhere.
Arumjigi will host the pre-opening reception on May 2nd at 6:00pm at 10 Thurloe place which is right across Victoria and Albert Museum. And afterwards, there will be also London Craft Week official opening party at 7:30pm at Victoria and Albert Museum.