Please join us for dinner with ceramicist Sun Ae Kim
Saturday 28 June
Oval, London, SW8
(full Address will be revealed upon booking a ticket)
London-based Korean ceramicist, Sun Ae Kim, draws inspiration from 18th and 19th Century Staffordshire pottery and European ceramics to produce painted porcelain figurines and tableware.
Theatre, performance and the consumption of food, tea and alcohol are notable themes in Kim’s work. Ceramic figurines were used traditionally in many European households as conversation starters at the dining table. Kim took this convention a step further for her Royal College of Art degree show installation, ‘Since Eve Ate Apples, Much Depends on Dinner’ (2010), where ceramic plates, bowls and candlesticks, whose surface paintings told stories of courtship and marriage, were presented in the style of a four-course banquet. In this work the two purposes of the ceramic pieces served during the mealtimes, as conversation-starting centrepieces and as frames or containers for food and liquids, melted into one another: the consumption of stories became synonymous with the consumption of ceramics.*
Our dinner with Sun Ae Kim will look to ask how did English ceramic figurines depict images of everyday life in history and how can contemporary everyday life be interpreted visually through ceramics? Please join us for an evening of traditional British food and exquisite ceramics.
Tickets are £18 for a 3 course meal with wine. Please book your tickets via Eventbrite here.
This event is not for profit with the ticket price covering the costs of running the event.
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* Text on Sun Ae Kim written by Ralph Day, Assistant Curator at MOKSPACE adapted by Allotment