Until October 7th the International Ceramic Museum Weiden is presenting a special exhibition dedicated to the Korean ceramicist Kap-Sun Hwang.
Born and raised in Soeul, Kap-Sun Hwang initially studied ceramics at the Soeul College of Fine Arts, before moving to Germany in 1990. In 1998 he graduated from the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel with a, further, degree in ceramics. Following a spell of freelance work with the Staatlichen Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen and a guest professorship in China, Kap-Sun Hwan was appointed Professor of Ceramics his alma mater in Soeul. And that despite still being based in Kellinghusen, a small town not that far from Kiel, where he established his own studio in 2001.
And this contrast and symbiosis between the German and Korean influences on Kap-Sun Hwang’s work, forms a particular focus of the exhibition in Weiden.
We’ve admittedly not seen the exhibition, but we are familiar with his work.
Kap-Sun Hwang has participated in the Grassimesse twice, and in 2008 won the Grassipreis der Sparkasse Leipzig!
Korean ceramics. Kap-Sun Hwang runs until October the 7th at the International Ceramic Museum Weiden. And entry is free!
Further details at http://die-neue-sammlung.de/weiden/