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May 15

Guided Tour

Sunday, May 15, 2–3 p.m.

The supple, sensual environment features a video synthesis of photographic imaging and choreography projected onto a multilayered, membrane-like structure, providing a luminous web for visitors to explore.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

Life in Ceramics: Five Korean Contemporary Artists

Sunday, May 15, 3–5 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

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.

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