Read/download a press release about the 2016 Korea Bojagi Forum here: KBF16
Post Forum Exhibition at 2017 European Patchwork Meeting. See Press Release here: Bojagi at EPM
Books To Read
Books on Bojagi, Joomchi, and exhibition catalogs form past KBF exhibits are available through Beyond and Above Publications
Bojagi and Beyond by Chunghie Lee
Joomchi and Beyond by Jiyoung Chung
Exhibition Catalogs from past Forums 2012, 2014, 2016
Bojagi Past and Future
The art of the Korean wrapping cloth in it’s whole-cloth form (Bojagi) and it’s patchwork from (Chogabo) has received international exposure since the mid- 90’s and now inspires quilters and fiber artists throughout the world. It’s odyssey began with a course in Bojagi taught by Chunghie Lee, first at Rhode Island School of Design, followed by workshops throughout the US and internationally.
Exhibitions of work by both Korean and western artists have been shown throughout the US, Korea, Europe, and Australia. The crafts of Bojagi and Joomchi were taught and exhibited at the European Patchwork Meeting, the world’s largest quilters conference, in France in 2010, reaching audiences from 50 countries. Bojagi is now taught in several countries, research and publishing is being done, and museums are collecting examples of traditional and contemporary Bojagi. As knowledge of this ancient Korean craft tradition spreads abroad, artists in Korea are also inspired to find new ways to reinterpret the tradition, thus ensuring it’s evolution and survival. The KOREA BOJAGI FORUM presents to an international audience the latest in academic research, hands-on workshops and exhibitions highlighting both traditional and contemporary approaches to the humble wrapping cloth.
Read a summary of the 2012 Korea Bojagi Forum by Nancy Crasco that appeared in Fiber Art Now Summer, 2012: Seoul of Bojagi
Read an article on the Evolution of Bojagi by Maria Tulokas that appeared in Surface Design Journal Summer, 2014: Evolution of Bojagi
Read an article on Chunghie Lee’s Fashion in Motion runway show at Victoria And Albert Museum, London: Fashion In Motion
Watch a Video of Chunghie Lee’s Bojagi exhibition at Kaunas Textile Biennale 11, held in Kaunas Lithuania Fall, 2014
Watch a Video interview with Chunghie Lee about Bojagi at the 2009 Festival of Quilts, England: Chunghie Interview
Watch a video interview with Chunghie Lee in Romania at the 2015 Bojagi and Joomchi exhibition: https://youtu.be/BhjHDbhjedg
Read an article about Chunghie Lee in the Spring, 2016 issue of Ornament magazine: Ornament Article
Watch Frances Alford’s videos on Persimmon dyeing in Korea: Persimmon Persimmon 2
Watch a video by innovative Australian artist Marianne Penberthy, a guest at Korea Bojagi Forum 2016. She has taken bojagi into the Australian Ooutback.
2016 Korea Bojagi Forum Sponsors
Beyond and Above Publications