Subi is a Korean word which when used in a ceramics context refers to the process of refining clay.
Manchester Art Gallery
Friday 14 September 2018–Thursday 1 November 2018
Subi is a programme located in three venues across Manchester, featuring artists, designers and makers from Korea and the UK who work clay or are inspired by its uses and materiality. Subi is presented to be timed with the Asia Triennial Manchester 5 – 21 October 2018. Subi is a Korean word which when used in a ceramics context refers to the process of refining clay.
Manchester Art Galley highlights its small but fascinating Korean ceramics collection. Korean ceramics have influenced potters worldwide, but there are very few works in international public collections, due to the country’s historic isolation. The gallery has a rare 500 year old iron painted dragon jar which we are featuring along with works by Jin Eui Kim, Jung Hong Park and Jungwon Park, which demonstrate some of the new directions taking place in contemporary ceramics.
Free exhibitions and events at other venues
Eunmi Kim: A Journey Home
Manchester Craft and Design Centre
14 September–1 November 2018
Eunimi Kim reinterprets traditional Korean ceramics for today.
14 September – 1 November
Artists: Sam Buckley, Insook Choi, Joe Hartley, Eunji Briller Kim, Eunmi Kim, John Powell-Jones, Hyun Min Shin, Gae-Hwa Lim, Gyung-Kyun Shin. Traditional and contemporary ceramics, ceramic costumes, film and sound.