Made in Korea is a cultural exchange between the UK and Korea evolving throughout 2017 in Brighton, London, Stoke-on-Trent and Seoul. Involving 20 artists from Korea, 5 from the UK, and encompassing 4 exhibitions, 4 concerts, and the launch of a unique audio guide, Made in Korea is seventh and most ambitious project at The Ceramic House to date.
An exhibition of contemporary Korean ceramics featuring work from 15 artists opened at The Ceramic House & In Camera Gallery on May 4th and transfers to Sladmore Contemporary in Mayfair, London from 12th – 28th July.
Two Korean ceramists KYUNG WON BAEK & JIN KIM are currently in residence at The Ceramic House May – June, creating new work for British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent, alongside new work from Aplin reflecting on her recent trip to Korea. The two ceramic installations will be linked by a four channel sound installation exploring the ceramic making process in Seoul and Stoke-on-Trent by Joseph Young.
The project additionally uncovers the links between sound art and ceramic practice through a geo-locative mobile app with the sounds of the ceramic making process at its heart. It will feature compositions / sound works from six international sound artists and composers, curated by sound artist Joseph Young and Seoul-based sound artist and curator Hankil Ryu. The app will be launched at British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent in September and Mullae Arts Factory in Seoul in November. The sound works will be discoverable on a trail in both cities at iconic locations related to sites of ceramic and artistic production.