Koo Bohnchang: The Light of the Moon

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Interior of Korean Cultural Centre, Sydney, with photographs by Koo Bohnchang on the far wall.

Koo Bohnchang: The Light of the Moon

Please join us for an exhibition tour and viewing of “The light of the moon”. Korea’s leading photographic artist Koo Bohnchang (born 1953) is famous for his series of photographs of the evocatively named ‘moon jars’. Moon jars are a unique porcelain creation of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), and as a highly regarded classic ware, they are sought after acquisitions for major museums. Koo Bohnchang has made it a project to photograph the most esteemed moon jars in collections around the world, capturing the subtle variations of shape and surface glaze on each piece.

As John McDonald wrote in his review of the exhibition in the SMH: ‘Using digital technology, Koo Bohnchang attempts to capture the same sense of presence one feels when standing in front of the actual pots. He has taken these material forms and imbued them with a metaphysical dimension. These images have to be seen to be properly appreciated.’

This talk is by Saeyoung Park, the Manager of the Visual Arts & Exhibition at the Korean Cultural Centre, Sydney.


HOW TO BOOK: Email Chris Manning bookings@taasa.org.au or phone Chris on 0412 686 025. Please make your booking before Monday 26 October and prepay. Numbers are limited due to COVID 19 restrictions.


1. By Direct Debit (use “your name, KOO” as reference)
BSB: 012 003 Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name: The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. Via this website using credit card or Paypal – see bookings button above right.


28 October, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
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Korean Cultural Centre
255 Elizabeth St,
Sydney, NSW Australia
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