A new collective that brings together and merges distant universes, Western creativity and Eastern manufacturing art. For the exhibition project developed by the Academy of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Institute, 50 artists were called to work with the Korean Hanji paper, made from the inner bark of mulberry trees and also known as the “thousand years paper” for its great resistance and tightness.
The artists invited to participate, belonging to different generations, were guaranteed maximum creative freedom, with the only request to participate in the manual creation of the paper at the laboratory of the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, which is a reference point for restorers, artists and institutions since it is the only one in Europe to have specialized in the production of Korean paper.
The works on display are the result of this experience, thanks to which Hanji paper entered fully into contemporary art research, with paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and multimedia installations. The Italian works interact with the Korean ones; in a special section visitors will find objects and artifacts that tell the multidisciplinary use Koreans make of this paper.
Artists on display:
Riccardo Ajossa, Sonia Andresano, Simone Bacco, Zaelia Bishop, Elena Bordacconi, Cho Byung-Guk, Giulia Cabassi, Simone Cametti, Park Chul, Adelaide Cioni, Marco Colazzo, Iginio De Luca, Stanislao Di Giugno, Park Dongsam, Bruna Esposito, Kim Eun-Hee, Jang Eung-Yeol, Elisa Garrafa, Iulia Ghita, Fabio Giorgi Alberti, Luca Grechi, Matilde Guarnieri, Lee Gun-Hee, Bahar Hamzeh Pour, Jeon Hyekyoung, Claudia Hyunsook, Lee Ji Hyun, Jung Ji Youn, Kim Jungsoon, Kim Keum-Ja, Felice Levini, Silvia Lo Presti, Olivia Magnani, Oh Myung Hee, Elena Nonnis, Marina Paris, Gianna Parisse, Alessandro Piangiamore, Maria Pia Picozza, Gioacchino Pontrelli, Eugenio Ranieri, Rojo & Kreß, Claudia Roma, Alessandro Sarra, Alice Schivardi, Caterina Silva, Donatella Spaziani, Choi Sung-Rok, Lee Sunkyung, Michele Tocca, Kim Weon-Ja, Kim Yang-Hee, Moon Yeon-Hee, Kang Young-Sook, Hanji Development Institute
From 11 December 2021 to 27 February 2022 Extended until 22 May 2022
From Tuesday to Friday 10.00-16.00
Saturday and Sunday 10.00-19.00
24 and 31 December 10.00-14.00
Last admission half an hour before closing time
Monday, 25 December and 1 January
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