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YÉOL Artisan of the Year Exhibition, 1 Dec - 15 Jan 2021, Jongno-gu, Seoul

DATE: Tuesday 01 December 2020 - Friday 15 January 2021
TIME: 11:00AM - 5:00 PM (Closed Sunday, Monday and Holidays)
VENUE: Yéol (Korean Heritage Preservation Society), 50-3 Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

DESCRIPTION: Every year, YÉOL selects one master artisan who displays passion and commitment to traditional craftsmanship and systematically supports the award winner’s work from technical aspects to exhibition, promotion and sales support. This year's winner is Jung Choon Mo.
In 2013, YÉOL also established the “YÉOL Young Craftsman of the Year” to recognize promising young craftsmen. It is aimed at expanding the scope of future handicrafts by encouraging young talent to develop new perspectives on traditional craftsmanship, as well as explore new applications for traditional craft methods. This year's winner is Kim Deok Ho.

ABOUT YÉOL: At YÉOL, we work to promote a proper understanding of Korean traditional culture and to promote public attention and affection for it. We are a gathering of people who seek to protect our cultural heritage.

“YÉOL” was named by poet and novelist Yun Hu-myeong. He describes the meaning as follows:
The syllable “yé” has various positive associations in the Korean language. It connotates beauty, as used in the word “yéppeuda (beautiful)”, can refer to times past, as in “yéro-buteo (long ago), and can be used as an abbreviation for the word “yeogi (here). The Chinese characters used in words and phrases as “yéreul deulda (to give an example)”, “yésul (art)”, and “myeongyé (honor)” are all pronounced with the syllable “yé.”
“Ol” can denote the present and the yet-to-come, as in the word “olhae (this year)”. It is the initial syllable for the verb “olagada (to go up)”. It can also refer to a strand of thread. Because it was thought that only a straight piece of string could be threaded through a needle, “ol” became the root for words that indicate moral character, like “olgotda (to be honest)” and “olbareuda (to be proper)”. “Ololi” is a mimetic word that evokes a mother’s gentle devotion. The Chinese character 兀, pronounced “ol” in Korean, means “to stand tall on one’s own.”

DIRECTIONS:  5 minute walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3, Stop 328) Exit 2.
INFO:  info@yeol.org, 02-735-5878


Please visit: http://www.yeol.org

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