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Key to the Inner World

Kim Hyung Joo (Korean, born 1959)

Kim Hyung Joo is a papermaker and artist who reinterprets Korean tradition in contemporary modes. The primary focus of her art is women's clothing and language.

Using the traditional short-waisted chogori jacket worn by women, Kim addresses aspects of culture as is evident in Key to the Inner World. This piece in the shape of a jacket literally enfolds a traditional Korean metal key of the type used for blanket chests. Kim Hyung Joo has used a key that belonged to her grandmother to form the heart and ancestral focus of this very effective piece.

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