Special Exhibition Tour: Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
San Francisco, CA 94102
Discover the uniquely Korean phenomenon of buncheong ceramics. Distinguished by their imaginative surface decorations and inventive use of white slip, buncheong is sensuous, whimsical, earthy, & masterful.
Buncheong emerged at the end of the 14th century. At the end of the 16th century, buncheong went on to inspire generations of Japanese potters. In the 20th century, Korean artists – intrigued by buncheong's materiality and bold aesthetic – started a renewed exploration of buncheong idioms, one that continues today in the work of contemporary potters from both Korea and Japan.
21st-century viewers will be struck by the familiar yet refreshing quality of buncheong, which often evokes the potency of modernist gestural works or more recent abstract expressions.
200 Larkin St.
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