Lecture: Jung-Hoo Kim & Yong-il Jeon. Korean Contemporary Jewelry
Location: Ernst von Siemens-Auditorium, Pinakothek der Moderne
Date: March 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Language: English
Limited number of seats. Free Entrance

By inviting the two South Korean jewelry artists Jung-Hoo Kim and Yong-il Jeon to give a lecture on the history of jewelry in South Korea, Die Neue Sammlung is for the first time addressing activities in Asia during its Sunday morning Jewelry matinee.

Yong-il Jeon, 1956 born in Seoul, first studied at the Seoul National University and later at Miami University in Ohio, USA. With a strong focus on both silver and gold as materials, he has since 2000 taught at the Department of Metalwork and Jewellery, Kookmin University Seoul. He is not just considered as an expert on contemporary Korean vessels but also Korean studio jewelry.

Born in Seoul in 1959, Jung-Hoo Kim studied at Seoul University, interspersed by a period studying under Bob Ebendorf at the State University of New York, New Paltz, USA, before returning to Seoul to graduate. Since then, her own jewelry-making has time and again had historical and/or cultural connotations. That said, Korean culture also relies on creative elements such as the element of artistic repetition or delicate lineaments sensitive to all disturbance. Contemporary Korean jewelry emerged in the 1980s – influenced by American and European developments – and experienced a veritable boom before the turn of the millennium, such that it is now hard to imagine the world of jewelry without jewelry artists from South Korea.

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Jung-Hoo Kim

Yong-il Jeon