Contemporary Art Museum of Crete
Hanji Fashion Show
An important Fashion Event reflecting
the emotions of the Korean people
Mikrasiaton Square, old town, Rethymno
Thursday, 31 May 2018
21:00 in the evening
The Contemporary Art Museum of Crete in the context of its art events creates once more a dialogue between two countries, the Greek and the Korean, providing us with the opportunity to become familiar with Asian artists.
Main action of this dialogue the exhibition entitled «Paper Moon», which opens on Friday 1 June, with the participation of international artists and curated by Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos who lives and works in New York.
The show uses as foil, the title from an old Greek song Only a Paper Moon (Hartino to Feggaraki) by the composer Manos Hatzidakis (1925-1994) with lyrics by Nikos Gatsos (1911-1992). It was written in 1949 for the play a Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams which was performed at the Art Theatre “Karolos Koun”, starring Melina Mercouri (more info www.cca.gr).
One of these special events will be the “Hanji Fashion Show” which will be realized on Thursday May 31st, at 21:00 in the evening and at Mikrasiaton Square (old town of Rethymno).
The "Hanji Fashion Show" is recognized as unique in events reflecting the emotion of Korean people and has been invited to 20 countries including Asia, Europe and the United States.
Hanji Fashion Show Creative Group presents the Korean culture regarding clothing by using the traditional Korean paper, Hanji as main component for clothes’ creation.
Hanji creations promote both tangible and intangible Korean cultural heritage. Architecture, painting, nature and intangible cultural heritage of the country are depicted in the groups’ creations.
Through this particular event, the audience will have the chance to understand the Korean Hanji tradition as well as the emotional world of the Korean people.
Hanji is made from the inner bark of Paper Mulberry, a tree that has its origins in Korea and grows in its rocky mountains, known in Korean language as dak in Korean language.
This kind of paper appeared in ancient Korea in various forms either as writing paper, either for everyday constructions, medical equipment (bandages) or for book making (because of its high endurance).
A music performance by the musician Sung Mi Kang will accompany the show under the sounds of the traditional korean instrument Gayageum.
Representatives – Designers of the Hanji Group &
the Hanji Fashion show in Rethymno:
CHO JIN-EI, Professor, Wonkwang Health Science University, Iksan, Korea
Sungshin Women’s University (Ph.D) - Fashion Designer
Jeon Yang-Bae, Prof Kunjang University College.
Hong-Ik University (M.F.A &Ph.D) - Fashion show director
Lim Young-Ju, President, Konyang Social Welfare Center
Vice-President, Jeonju Fashion Association
For the realization of the Fashion show organized by Contemporary Art Museum of Crete, will contribute with their experience of Maria Tsouknaki – artist, scenographer and Stelios Roukounakis – fashion & costume designer.
Precious will be the participation of the Department of Aesthetics & Hairdressing of the 1st EPAL of Rethymno from which a team of models, makeup artists and hairdressers will show off the Korean Fashion of the Hanji Group and the culture of Hanji Fashion Show.
The lighting and Sound systems for the realization of the event will be sponsored by the Tim Sound – Timothy Emm. Vrontakis.