Cheongju International Craft Biennale

Heechan Kim, sculpture

Old Tobacco Processing Plant in Sangdang-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea
Craft is familiar in daily life. It has evolved over time, and is essentially a practical art form; more an art in life rather than an art that reflects life. It describes objects in which the creators express themselves honestly – a sort of ambivalent identity that summons debate from time to time. Nevertheless, craft straightforwardly reveals the ‘expansion of culture’, directly projecting universal emotion. In other words, it contains the human craving for new things. Exhibited here are insightful works with the anthropological, symbiotic value between the human being and craft.