Pojagi as a Portrait

Oyama City Kurumaya Museum of Art

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[Image: Pojagi from the Japanese Traditional Dyeing and Weaving Promotion Foundation (Year Unknown)]

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Pojagi wrapping cloths are a traditional Korean folk craft. Created with geometric patterns and intricate designs, sometimes featuring village maps, they possess an organic beauty reflective of maternal wisdom and familial labor and love. Pojagi are often created from scraps left over from Chima Jeogori dress-making. This exhibition presents historic pojagi from the collection of the Japanese Traditional Dyeing and Weaving Promotion Foundation, along with photographs of artist Haji Oh’s grandmother, mother, and aunt in Chima Jeorgori. These images question personal relationships to objects from the perspectives of the body, mind, identity, and memory. Yui Usui’s concurrent exhibition “Shadow Work” examines the remnants of labor not remunerated with money that has been socially and economically marginalized.

[Related Event]
Workshop “Items to Make Housekeeping Fun”
Decorate brooms, cloths, and other cleaning items to make household chores more enjoyable.
Instructor: Yui Usui (artist)
Date: May 15 (Sun) 13:00
Fee: 700 yen
In Japanese. Reservations required. Please see the official website for details and information on more related events.

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Schedule

from April 16, 2016 to June 19, 2016
Closed on Mondays and the 4th Friday of every month.

Artist(s)

Haji Oh, Usui Yui et al.

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