Visiting Artists Program: Current Lectures
Between KUHO and hexa
Monday, October 28, 6:00 p.m.
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
Kuho Jung is one of the top fashion designers in South Korea and well known for his clothing, interior design, furniture, lighting, and more, with avant-garde aspects and minimalist aesthetics driving his work. Currently Executive Creative Director of Samsung, Cheil Industries Inc., Kuho Jung launched his first designer brand, KUHO, in 1997. Since 2010 he has presented hexa by kuho at fashion weeks in New York and Paris; and he has been the art director and costume designer for many films, dance performances, and plays (An Affair, Tell Me Something, Asako in Ruby Shoes, among others). After exporting his brand KUHO to New York, he was named “One of Nine Designers to Watch” in 2011 by New York magazine and was chosen by ELLE as one of the best new designers. He was also the recipient of the Best Costume Design Award at the Daejong Film Awards in 2004 for The Scandal and for Hwang Jin Yi in 2008.
Work from Kuho Jung will be featured in the News From Nowhere exhibition at the Sullivan Galleries.
This lecture is jointly supported by SAIC's Visiting Artists Program, Department of Exhibitions and Exhibitions Studies, and Department of Fashion Design. A selection of garments from Kuho’s recent collection will also be on view in the SAIC Fashion Department display cases from October 14–31.