Programs and Tours
Ceramics as Life: A Conversation with Kim Yikyung and Georgette Zirbes
Joining us from Seoul, South Korea, exhibition artist Kim Yikyung and Ann Arbor-based UM Professor Emerita of Ceramics Georgette Zirbes will discuss Ms. Kim's work and the evolution of her artistic practice that incorporates East Asian traditions and Western aesthetics. Longtime friends, and devoted to educating future generations of artists, Kim and Zirbes will also explore current trends in ceramic art today. Chosen as "artist of the year" by the National Museum of Contemporary Art in South Korea in 2004, she taught at Kookmin Uiversity and is one of the featured artists in the Life in Ceramics exhibition on view through June 26. Georgette Zirbes is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor Emeritus at the UM School of Art and Design. In the 1960s she studied at Shigaraki, one of the oldest kiln sites in Japan.
Life in Ceramics: Five Contemporary Korean Artists was organized and produced by the Fowler Museum at UCLA. It was made possible by a major grant from the Korea Foundation. Additional support was provided by Korean Airlines. UMMA’s installation and related programs are made possible in part by the University of Michigan Health System, Office of the President, and Nam Center for Korean Studies, and by the Friends of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sunday, 15 May, 2011
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of MichiganMuseum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354