Prof. Chang-Soo Kim visited Graphic Art Department in Vilnius

Near Vilnius Academy of Arts

Near Vilnius Academy of Arts

Time: 27 June 2017
Location: Graphic Art Department, Vilnius Academy of Arts

Artist’s book creator Chang-Soo Kim with his wife Jihyun Shim visited Graphic Art Department. This is the second time, when Chang-Soo Kim visited our Academy. During the first time he was making the artist’s book workshop with the international students.

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Near the print, which Chang-Soo Kim gave as a present for the Graphic Art Department in 2009

In 2009 Prof. Chang-Soo Kim from the Kyungwon University of Arts and Design / South Korea, Prof. Wayne Andrew Crothers from the Musashino University of Arts / Japan – Australia and Prof. Joseph Johannes Visser from the Kampen Academy for Fine Arts / The Netherlands has made the “International Artist’s Book Workshop Vilnius 2009” for international students in Vilnius Academy of Arts. The project was in frames of “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009”.

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Prof. Chang-Soo Kim with the students in 2009

“The book is not only the form of literature art. The book can give us new, not traditional meanings, become the object of attention where the idea and recognition, expressions of feelings of creators are important. It happens when the artist touches the book and kind of distances it from commercial forms. Then the book gains the provocative, unexpected form and sometimes content.”

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Curator of the project Prof. Kestutis Vasiliunas, Prof. Joseph Johannes Visser, Prof. Chang-Soo Kim, Prof. Wayne Andrew Crothers in 2009

This time Prof. Chang-Soo Kim with Jihyun Shim visited Printmaking Workshop of Vilnius Academy.

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In the workshop

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In the workshop

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Morning coffee in the workshop with the masters Sigitas and Vytautas

Also we visited the Bernardinai Monastery corridor, (the old building of the Academy is in the monastery building)  where there was a dining room for the students during the soviet time. Now there are opened amazing frescoes, 25 years ago they were painted with white colour.

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