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Yee Sookyung

BY MICHAEL YOUNG

Following her organic reconstructions of shattered ceramics, artist Yee Sookyung makes austere new arrangements of Korean courtly music and dance, probing the spiritual possibilities of her practice.

YEE SOOKYUNG, Flame, 2009, Cinnabar on Korean paper, 260 x 196 cm., Courtesy the artist.

Yee Sookyung first came to the art world’s attention at the 2006 Gwangju Biennale with her ongoing series of asymmetrical porcelain constructions entitled “Translated Vase” (2006– ). Made from discarded and broken porcelain fragments—“ceramic trash,” Yee calls it—epoxy resin and 24-karat gold, the works possess

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