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Art & Architecture
Space

Space

July 2020

Space is a specialized architectural monthly which was first published in 1966 and has been at the vanguard of covering the arts and culture scene here in Korea ever since. The magazine features not only architecture, but also diverse cultural and artistic activities across the spectrum of the fine arts. Space offers its readers a wide variety of architectural news throughout Korea, in Asia, and the world in general. Space has been officially listed on the Art & Humanities Citation Index of Thomson Reuters. 월간 SPACE는 1966년에 창간되어 한국의 건축문화 및 예술 분야를 아우르는 전문잡지로 성장하여 2008년 1월호 부터는 미국 톰슨로이터의 예술/인문학 인용색인에 등재되어 국제적으로도 인증 받는 건축전문잡지로서의 자리메김 하고 있습니다. 월간 SPACE는 미국 및 전세계 주요 국가의 서점 및 온라인을 통해 메거진을 구매 하실 수 있습니다. This is a bi-lingual title in English and Korean

Country:
South Korea
Language:
English
Publisher:
Space Magazine
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Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
solidarity with families

The exhibition ‘Looking for Another Family’ currently on show at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (MMCA) narrates the formation of a family that is bonded by social solidarity and not by blood. As a part of MMCA’s Asia Project, initiated in 2017 to secure a point of connection between Korean and Asian contemporary art, the exhibition hall was filled with artworks that examine the power of solidarity in response to social problems. Fifteen teams of artists from eight different countries (such as Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines) explore the challenges and communalities experienced in Asian countries and their artworks, expressing the possibility of a solidarity that would go beyond national borders. The themes with which the artists contend can be broadly divided into the issues…

2 min.
a resonant sonic cube

‘We have no choice but to listen. We are like Odysseus standing on a pedestal with hands and feet tied to the mast’: the French writer Pascal Quignard reminds us of the power of sound in his book The Hatred of Music. Unlike vision, hearing is difficult to block and has no point of rest. In other words, ‘there are no eyelids over the ear’. After Quignard, we arrive at ‘noise-cancelling’ earphones. Nevertheless, it is impossible to block all waves transmitted through the air, objects, and the body. ‘SOUNDMUSEUM’, at the D MUSEUM in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, is an exhibition in which you can experience the irresistible power of sound. It consists of 22 synaesthetic works by thirteen teams of internationally known artists, drawing on sound installation, audience-driven performance, interactive light art,…

3 min.
a hyperrealistic drawing in space

Since May 22, the exhibition ‘Futuredays: Time Travel’ is on display at Platform-L’s Contemporary Art Center located in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul. As with last year’s exhibition titled ‘The World’s First XR (eXtended Reality) Immersive Exhibition’, this second exhibition from ‘Future Days’ has also been designed and produced by the creative group ‘Project ONN’. The exhibition is composed of four works by Shin Joonsik, the head artist at Project ONN. Upon entering the exhibition hall with a tablet provided by the organisers, one is immediately led to experience the work Meet Louis XV. Viewed normally, the work is simply a white sculpture made of FRP synthetic resin coupled with an oil painting mounted to the wall. However, by capturing the image marker on the floor with the tablet and scanning the artwork with…

2 min.
rediscovering hidden architectural symbols

With each movement, a metronome’s pendulum swings to a ticking sound. One after the other, two performers enter the stage to circle a plaster board placed in the centre. They come to a sudden stop and unfurl a chalk line, which is then pulled taut over the board and plucked like a gayageum, leaving a dark line in its wake. Kim Giseok’s ‘Spatial Semiology – Unhide’, a live work exhibition employing chalk lines, was held at Alterside in Mangwon-dong from June 4 to 9. Kim Giseok worked as a space designer at the design studio named The First Penguin. He did various spatial designs like therethehouse, Astronaut Supply, das ist Probat, etc. After the indenpendence from studio, he designed spaces such as Werk, Studio Simdo, and Ceramic Studio QIQIDOYO. Primarily an…

2 min.
we can’t return to the time before the covid-19

How will the COVID-19 outbreak change our cities, houses, and transportation? The symposium, ‘The New Future of City, Home, and Transport in a Post-COVID-19 Era’ was held on June 4 at the Sejong Convention Center hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT). In the first presentation, You Jongil (dean, Korea Development Institute) placed emphasis on a Green New Deal. ‘Hyperglobalisation, the digital transformation of new-liberalism, and green transformation were all already issues of great importance even before COVID-19’, he noted. ‘We need a New Deal to act as a turning point in order to overcome our present economic crisis and environmental challenges’. He mentioned ‘Green remodeling projects that can transform existing houses, industrial complexes, and buildings in an eco-friendly way will be at the forefront of a Korean-style…

2 min.
urban parks in the post-covid-19 era

On June 12, the Seoul Green Trust conducted an online symposium entitled ‘2020 Green City Revolution’. The symposium was composed of three sections under the theme of ‘Urban Parks and Democracy in the Post-COVID-19 Era’. In the first part, ‘Question’, diverse approaches to and opinions of urban parks were introduced: ‘The change to lifestyles post-pandemic will also bring about changes to behaviour when using parks?’; ‘What are the guidelines when using parks to relieve COVID-19 depression?’; ‘It is necessary to provide a plan to make parks available to everyone. The second part, ‘Finding’, featured a series of presentations by four experts. The first presentation was given by Kyung-jin Zoh (professor, Seoul National University) on the topic of neighbourhood parks. He stated that the ‘COVID-19 outbreak has provided an opportunity to recognise…