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Untitled

Kang Suk Young

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
Korean ceramicists continue to work with porcelain, creating innovative techniques that utilize the thinness and whiteness of the material for new effects. The artist Kang Seok Young begins by pouring liquid porcelain into a mold. When the ceramic is nearly dry, he removes it from the mold and bends and twists it. He then fires the piece without glaze, creating a sculpture in which the human hand has subverted the purity and symmetry of the cast porcelain form.
MEDIUM Unglazed porcelain
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES 1992
    DIMENSIONS 24 13/16 x 6 x 6 in. (63 x 15.3 x 15.3 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signature is on base of the object
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2006.20
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dickes
    RIGHTS STATEMENT © Kang Suk Young
    CAPTION Kang Suk Young (Korean, born 1949). Untitled, 1992. Unglazed porcelain, 24 13/16 x 6 x 6 in. (63 x 15.3 x 15.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dickes, 2006.20 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2006.20_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2006.20_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    Kang Suk Young (Korean, born 1949). <em>Untitled</em>, 1992. Unglazed porcelain, 24 13/16 x 6 x 6 in. (63 x 15.3 x 15.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dickes, 2006.20 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2006.20_PS2.jpg)