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A short text by Prof. Dr. Florian Hufnagl | Former Director General | Die Neue Sammlung | The International Design Museum Munich

Kap-Sun Hwang is an outstanding figure in his métier – untiring, a researcher, someone who explores with incredible rigorousness and persistence the options offered by material, chemistry, their composition and their combination. He is an artist of perfection, a master of subtlety and reduction. Pure minimalism, but richly-facetted in an unprecedented manner. He has succeeded in uniting the ancient tradition of Korean ceramics with European colored modernism. read more »


An essay by Dr. Josef Straßer | Senior Curator | Die Neue Sammlung | The International Design Museum Munich

Why would a Korean ceramic artist come to Germany to study ceramics again here, given that for centuries Asian ceramics have served as an example for Europe? Was it not initially Chinese, later Japanese and Korean porcelain that fascinated the Europeans and would not let their inquiring minds rest until they succeeded in solving the mystery of the arcane science of “white gold”, until the first European porcelain was produced 1710 in Meissen? read more »


1963 Born in Seoul, South Korea

1983–86 Study of Ceramics at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

1990 Emigration to Germany

1991–98 Study of Ceramics at Muthesius-Hochschule in Kiel, Germany

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