Embroidery Work of Kyungah Ham

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From a distance the embroidered pictures by Kyungah Ham look like paintings or photos, but up close you can see they are tightly stitched embroideries. Each piece is full of colour and pattern and has an amazing story as Kyungah Ham uses go betweens to smuggle blueprints of her work from South Korea into the North where artisans stitch the work. She sees her work as a political statement where she’s able to communicate with people who are mostly cut off from the world, and where she can share ideas, images and political statements carefully integrated into her designs.

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Read an interview with Kyungah Ham


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