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Monday, February 12, 2018 | 12:00 PM
Step into the global phenomenon known as Hallyu, or the Korean wave, with Chung Chung Lee, creator ...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 6:00 PM
Ham Sup (b. 1942) has worked with hanji, traditional Korean paper made from the bark of mulberry ...
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 6:30 PM
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Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 6:00 PM
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Friday, December 8, 2017 | 6:00 PM
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Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 6:45 PM
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Friday, November 3, 2017 | 7:00 PM
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Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM
In the course of his career, painter Po Kim  worked in three distinct modes, gestural abstraction, ...

Ham Sup: Paper Dreams

Ham Sup (b. 1942) has worked with hanji, traditional Korean paper made from the bark of mulberry trees, as his primary medium for over 30 years. Hanji is well known in Korea as a prized material for cultural and religious purposes, and has been an integral part of Korean daily life for centuries. While the traces of Korean history are immediately apparent in the medium and colors of his work, Ham’s unique artistic process reflects the visions of a true modern artist who effectively combines tradition and modern abstraction, celebrating dreams of Korea in both its past and future.

Born and raised in the Gangwon provincial capital, Chunchon, a rural area known for its natural beauty, Sup Ham has participated in numerous exhibitions at internationally renowned venues, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul), Hyundai Art Gallery (Seoul), and the Museum for Asiatische Kunst (Berlin), and collections including the Rockefeller Foundation (USA), Boeringer Collection (Germany), and Foundation Juan Marche (Spain).

"Artist Ham Sup introduced the beauty of hanji to the world by innovating brave new forms combining the modern with the traditional.  Watching Ham Sup’s artistic process unfold in documentaries, we can gain insight into this unique medium of expression. " 


Ham Sup: Paper Dreams

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Gallery Reception | 6 PM
Gallery Talk | 6:30 PM
FREE: Pre-registration is now required for all Korea Society events, and an ID is required for security.


@ The Korea Society 
350 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor, NYC

Gallery hours: 10 AM - 4:30 PM by appointment

For more information, please contact Jahee Yu, Art Exhibition Coordinator or call 212-792-7923.