Kumi Korf & Christa Wolf | Telling Stories Side by Side

In 1999, The Ink Shop and Olive Branch Press were established by five artists including Christa Wolf. Three years later, Kumi Korf was the first artist to have her work published by Olive Branch Press, a set of three chine collé intaglio prints titled “Letters to the Planet” featuring Kumi’s writings, with Christa as her master printer. Thus, began almost a quarter century of friendship and collaboration, with many hours spent at the etching press in Kumi’s studio, cooking in her kitchen, travelling together in Japan, always side by side telling stories. Though they were born and raised in separate homelands, their intuitive reactions to art and life are overlapping. This exhibition is the first time their works have been shown side by side, just the two of them.