Hanji Metamorphoses Fashion Show

Fashion Designer of Coinonia, Momoko Hashigami and Kiho Kim, participated Hanji Fashion Show at Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations on (335 E. 45th St., New York, NY 10017) on July 2nd evening and AsianInNY.com was invited to attend!

“Hanji Metamorphoses Fashion Show ” is a manifestation of how contemporary design can be informed by a concept of the humanbody in harmony with its environment. Hanji is a natural and ecologically friendly material that “breathes” and insulates. The wearer ofgarments made with Hanji may experience a sympathetic connection with nature.

Participating Fashion Designers from Korea are Coinonia, founded in 2010 by Korean designer Kiho Kim and Japanese designer Momoko Hashigami . Coinonia seeks to push the boundaries of design in fashion through a unique use of traditional and modernmaterials.

Artistic Director, Yu Yeon Kim (born in South Korea) is an independent curator based in New York City. She has curated and been a commissioner of many distinguished international exhibitions of contemporary art. She was a principle curator of the Mediation Biennale, Poland 2008, and an International Researcher/curator of the LiverpoolBiennale 2004 (UK). She was also the Commissioner/Curator for Latin America for the 3rd Gwangju Biennale 2000 (ExoticaIncognita) in South Korea and the Commissioner/curator for the 1st Cinco Continentes y Una Ciudad Biennale (Five Continentsand One city) in Mexico City 1998 and a principle curator of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa, 1997-1998. Kim has curated “ Fluid Form” Art &Urban Design from Middles East Countries at Hoam Cultural Center and Museum of Modern Art 2009 ; “Magnetic Power”, South East Asian Contemporary Art at Coreana Museum of Art in Seoul 2008. She also curated “Counterpoint” at Bund 18 Art Space in Shanghai, China and Poland 2008. In 2005 she curated DMZ-2005; Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, a series exploring cultural, political and territorial divisions at Paju Book City, Korea and she also curated the controversial exhibition, Translated Acts – Performance and Body Artfrom East Asia, which was initially presented at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and then traveled to the Queens Museum of Art, New York and the Museo de Carrillo Gil in Mexico City (2001-2003).

Curatorial projects also include:
Fragmented Histories for Cinco Continentes y Una Ciudad exposition at the Mexico City Museum in Mexico (1998); OMNIZONE, Perspectives in Mapping Digital Culture, an on-line project featured on both the Plexus.org and the Guggenheim Museum website (1995-1996).

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