Press Release

Vintage20 is pleased to present an exhibition of moon jars by Korean master ceramicist Kang Minsoo. The moon jar represents one of Korea’s most celebrated traditions, dating back to the 14th century; they are characterized by their full-bodied shape and radiant glazed surfaces that resemble lunar landscapes. Kang Minsoo has devoted his life to honoring this legacy while investing it with renewed energy and meaning in the modern era. The title of the show, incomplete perfection, is the translation of the Korean word 백자 달항아리 — it conveys the vital synergy between control of the medium and an openness to chance and natural imperfections in the process of shaping its final form; this balance characterizes the aesthetics and philosophy of the moon jar.