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Baubles, Bangles and Beads

Interview with four Korean women artists

Kim Soo-ja, Cho Kyung-sook, Yi Bul, Yun Suk-nam and Kim Soo-ja


Kim Sun-jung


Kim Soo-ja

When did you begin working with cloth?

KIM SOO-JA, Lying on Nature, 1994, cloth, installation Oksan-Soewon Valley, Kyungju.

I've been working with bottari (Korean wrapping cloth usually tied into a bundle for carrying various household goods) since 1992, but even before then, beginning in 1983, I made work that involved sewing and cloth. One day as I was sewing a blanket with my mother, I got…

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