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  • Interpretation of Materiality: Gold

    May 5, 2021 – October 24, 2021

About the Event:

Due to its remarkable malleability and durability, gold has been widely used in artifacts for the wealthy and for royalty since the fifth millennium BC. In Korean art, this precious mineral was the main material for luxury goods during the Three Kingdoms period (57 BC668). In The Book of Pleasant Journeys into Faraway Lands, the author Muhammad al-Idrisi (10991166) writes: “Gold is too common in the Silla kingdom. Even the dog’s leash and the monkey’s collar are made of gold.”This exhibition illuminates how Korean artists from ancient times to the present day creatively used and interpreted gold and its distinctive materiality. One highlight is the 13th-century Buddhist text Avatamsaka Sutra No. 78. Mixed with ink and glue, refined gold powder was applied on the smooth surface of the dark blue, indigo-dyed mulberry paper. In the practice of copying a Buddhist sutra, gold served as the perfect medium to visualize the splendid world of Buddhas and their awakening teachings.

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May 5, 2021 – October 24, 2021

  • Sun Sep 19, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Sep 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Sep 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Sep 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri Sep 24, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Sep 25, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 26, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Sep 28, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Sep 29, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Sep 30, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Oct 3, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Oct 5, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Oct 6, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Oct 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 8, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 9, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Oct 10, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Oct 12, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Oct 13, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Oct 14, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 15, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Oct 17, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Oct 19, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Oct 20, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Oct 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Oct 24, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Category

Visual Arts


Type

Exhibition


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Free, Family Friendly

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