You know how sometimes you just want peace and quiet? Well, I found it here in this exhibition of Korean work, Constancy & Change, at Tent. It’s a touring exhibition, having first been at La Triennale di Milano and now on its way to Hangzhou in China before ending in Seoul.
The images here include ceramic vessels and panels by Lee Kang-hyo; hanji (Korean mulberry paper) baskets by Kang Seong-hi; precious ramie textiles by a collective including Baek Song-bae, Bang Seung-im, Huh Mi-hi, Hwang Gil-nam, Ju Kyung-ja, Kim Gi-ja, Kim Hyo-jung, Kim Jeong-ok, Lee Sun-dong; metal meditation bowl bells by Master Lee Bong-ju with his team and lacquerware inlaid with mother-of-pearl by Hwang Sam-yong and Lim Byung-si.
Mark Rothko expressed it very succinctly when he said that people look for “pockets of silence”, something he hoped they found in his work. I am one of those people and aim for the same type of experience through my art.