The exhibition title is a metaphor for the creation of a world of its own. Designing artistically means discovering something in nature or in the everyday environment that you usually pay little attention to and then give it a new meaning. The young artists at Kookmin University do nothing else. The procedure is similar to that of a miner when looking for precious ores and minerals. The finds become objects, symbols and finally again part of our world of things.
Students from different parts of Korea work in the studio of Kookmin University. In the Department of Metal and Jewelry, they create a – better – their very own world from materials and shapes. They overcome conventional boundaries as they pick up global trends, always underlining their common craft base. They are intelligent and sensitive ’miners’. Their studio resembles a mine with veins, into which they descend with the greatest care and with unexpected, surprising discoveries.
Dubong Kim, Yebin Kim, Junsu Kim, Jihyun Kim, Suyeon No, Sunyi Shin, Yoosun Shin, Eunkyung An, Jiwon Yang, Ahmi Yu, Kyounghyun Yoon, Yiping Li, Jaehyun Lee, Hagyeong Im, Jiyoung Jang, Namju Jun, Dasom Jung, Miyoung Chung, Yeonju Jeong, Jaehee Jeong, Yejin Choi, Jaewook Choi, Hyeyoung Choi, Seoyeong Han, Eunji Han, Seong-hwan Hyun, Seulgi Hong