Ji-Sook Lee, a Korean ceramist, newly appropriates an old Chaekkado (Scholar's accoutrements)1 by using acrylic paint on terracotta. A pile of sorted books and Obangsaek2, using the traditional five colors in Korea, draw our attention to stuff easily found around us, rather than the old item. Chaekkado is the landscape of the male study room. Scholars of the Joseon dynasty boasted books and precious items collected for their richness and the perspective gained from them.
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