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Cranes and Clouds: Related Events

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Oct. 11, 2011

Cranes and Clouds: The Korean Art of Ceramic Inlay
Exhibition opens November 5,  Freer
The Freer’s Korean gallery reopens with an exhibition on the distinctive Korean ceramic decoration known as sanggam. Featured are early examples of this technique, in which images of birds, plants, and clouds appear to float within green glaze, as well as later versions that approximate the snowy appearance of porcelain. Made possible by the generous support of the National Museum of Korea

LECTURES

The Relationship between Big and Small: A Conversation with Artist Byron Kim
Saturday, November 5, 2 pm
Meyer Auditorium, Freer
Korean-American painter Byron Kim discusses how his work has been inspired by the Freer’s collection of Korean ceramics, examples of which are now on view in the reopened Korean gallery. A conversation with Carol Huh, associate curator of contemporary art, follows Kim’s talk. Made possible by the generous support of the National Museum of Korea

Cranes and Clouds: Evolution of the Inlay Technique in Korean Ceramics
Saturday, November 12, 2 pm
Meyer Auditorium, Freer
The Korean technique of sanggam evolved from decorating ceramics with black and white inlays beneath green glaze to rendering abstract patterns in white alone. Dr. Pamela Vandiver investigates this transformation as seen in works now on view in the reopened Korean gallery. Made possible by the generous support of the National Museum of Korea

FILM AND PERFORMANCE

Madame Freedom: Live Rescore by DJ Spooky
Friday, November 4, 7 pm
Meyer Auditorium, Freer
In celebration of the reopening of the Freer’s Korea gallery, Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, creates a live rescore of a classic Korean film using turntables and a string duo. Made possible by the generous support of the National Museum of Korea

Intangible Asset No. 82and Bae-Barker-Kim Trio
Friday, November 18, 7 pm
Meyer Auditorium, Freer
After a screening of this AFI Award-winning documentary about his quest to meet a reclusive Korean musician, Australian jazz drummer Simon Barker joins in a Q&A with filmmaker Emma Franz and performs with two of the Korean musicians in the film. Made possible by the generous support of the National Museum of Korea

PERFORMANCES

Korean–Australian Jazz Fusions: The Chiri Trio*
Saturday, November 19, 7:30 pm
Meyer Auditorium, Freer
Free tickets required
Pre-concert tour, Korean Ceramics, 6:45 pm
The opening act for the 2011 Melbourne Jazz Festival, Chiri features Simon Barker (drums), Bae Il-Dong (vocals), and Scott Tinkler (trumpet). Made possible by the generous support of the National Museum of Korea

Korean and American Jazz Encounter: The Tori Project*
Saturday, December 10, 7:30 pm
Meyer Auditorium, Freer
Free tickets required
Pre-concert tour, Korean Ceramics, 6:45 pm
Seven top Korean and American improvisational artists, led by Ned Rothenberg and Heo Yoon Jeong, perform a new collaborative jazz work based on a famous Korean folksong in all its regional variations. Made possible by the generous support of the National Museum of Korea and the Arts Council of Korea

 

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