At first glance, the work of contemporary Korean sculptor Meekyoung Shin recalls traditional ceramics in restraint and grace.  But looking beyond classical appearances, her materials are unorthodox: all of her pieces consist of glycerin soap.

As part of the exhibition Poetry in Clay (on display in the museum's Korean galleries from Sept. 16, 2011 through Jan. 8, 2012), Shin's works provoked viewers to reconsider the lasting qualities of art and the nature of preserving history.

  • Author: Meekyoung Shin
  • Size: 9" x 10.5"
  • Pages: 268
  • Hardcover