Carta Coreana – Hanji
50 artists are working with Hanji paper made at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, the only place in Europe where it is produced. Contemporary art works, painting and drawing but also sculptures, photography and multimedia installations.
These artists have tackled Korean Hanji paper, also known as the "paper of a thousand years" for its great strength and resistance, in Carta Coreana, the exhibition project organised by the Accademia di Belle Arti in partnership with the Istituto Culturale Coreano.
The selected guest artists include both young first-time artists and important recognised international artists. They have been offered maximum creative freedom, with the only requirement being that they must take part in the manual production of the paper in the workshop of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, the only one in Europe to specialise in the production of traditional Korean paper, which over the years has become a point of reference for restorers, artists and institutions.
The result of this experience are the works on show in this exhibition, thanks to which Hanji paper has become an integral part of contemporary research.
The Italian works dialogue with the Korean ones, and a dedicated section displays objects and artefacts that illustrate the multidisciplinary use of this paper in Korea.
"Hanji is mainly known for the restoration of antique books thanks to its exceptional capacity to last over a thousand years if preserved properly. In Korea, however, it is used in a very versatile way both for the production of everyday objects, but also in both traditional and contemporary works of art, and it is this latter aspect that we wanted to explore with the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome". (Choong Suk Oh, Director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura)
"The aim of this exhibition is to bring Hanji paper into the world of the most advanced contemporary research, thanks to the contribution of artists and works made with this material." (Cecilia Casorati, director of the Accademmia delle Belle Arti di Roma)
"Hanji is best known for the restoration of antique books because of its exceptional ability to last for over a thousand years if stored properly. In Korea, however, it is used in a very versatile way both for the production of everyday objects, but also in both traditional and contemporary works of art, and it is this latter aspect that we wanted to explore with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma". Choong Suk Oh, director of the Istituto Culturale Coreano in Italy - 주이탈리아 한국문화원
"The aim of the exhibition "Korean Paper - Hanji" at the Carlo Bilotti Museum until 27 February 2022, is to bring Hanji paper into the world of the most advanced contemporary research, thanks to the contribution of artists and works made with this material." (Cecilia Casorati, director of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome)
From 11 December 2021 to 27 February 2022 Extended until 22 May 2022
From Tuesday to Friday 10.00-16.00
Saturday and Sunday 10.00-19.00
24 and 31 December 10.00-14.00
Last admission half an hour before closing time
Monday, 25 December and 1 January
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060608 (daily from 9.00 to 19.00)
Donggu Kang, Claudio Libero Pisano
Dipartimento Didattica e Comunicazione dell’Arte, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma: Maria Rosaria Carbone, Flavia Coccioletti, Joelle Cotza, Rebecca De Carli, Tania Federico, Serena Fioravanti, Alessandra Gabriele, Francesco Giovanetti, Martina Macchia, Andrea Masucci, Giorgia Mele, Marianna Pontillo, Danio Ruffini, Valeria Tomaselli.
Photo credits exhibition image
Roma Culture - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali
Istituto Culturale Coreano e Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma
Zètema Progetto Cultura