Arte y Arquitectura

Space April 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

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2 min.
a never-ending caterpillar of error and vanity

A real old timber frame, a creaking floor, and torn wallpaper make up this exhibition space. The scene before you overlaps with pleasant and bitter short stories in the form of painting, sculpture, installation work, and video. ‘Through the Error’, Seo Chanseok’s solo exhibition held at ART SPACE BOAN 1 (previous boan 1942) from Feb. 19 to Mar. 13, portrayed the errors and emptiness of our life through several stories that explore the line between fiction and non-fiction. First, he tells a story that is almost true and almost fake in About the human John. John, an ordinary worker appears in the video. Though he got rid of a killer crocodile that had threatened the villagers to become their hero, which cost him his arms and legs and left him…

2 min.
rolex and its mentoring programme for young artists

Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative (hereinafter Rolex Arts Initiative) will be held this year across a wider field of the arts. The Rolex Arts Initiative is an arts-funding programme that connects and encourages collaboration between new up and coming artists and professionals. Ever since its first opening in 2002, 54 artists in architecture, dancing, literature, music, and others have come to engage with their mentors through their creative activities. At the Rolex Arts Initiative event held recently on Feb. 8 in Cape Town, South Africa, the details of this year’s programme was announced. In the programme for 2020 – 2021, mentors from film, theatre, visual art, as well as those in interdisciplinary and creative fields will participate. In the film category, Spike Lee, who has spoken issues regarding society through…

2 min.
smg announces a comprehensive countermeasure for sewoon plaza

Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced a comprehensive plan that will shift the urban planning of Sewoon Plaza from development and maintenance to conservation and regeneration. The city has encouraged gradual development in the area around old Sewoon Plaza by dividing it into small and medium-size on the ground of Sewoon Redevelopment Promotion Plan established in 2014, but it has been criticised for not fully taking account of the current status of manufacturing in downtown of Seoul. The comprehensive countermeasures made public on Mar. 4 will proceed in a few steps; the maintenance of the existing industry and cultivation of new industry, the promotion of a regeneration project in an abandoned redevelopment area, and the implementation of redevelopment project after preparing for tenant protection plan. In cooperation with Jung-gu, Seoul Housing &…

3 min.
the announcement of the winner for the international competition of city main library gwangju

In Feb. 12, Gwangju Metropolitan City announced that it has selected a design by Branislav Redžic (founding partner, ARCVS) as the prizewinner of the International Competition of City Main Library Gwangju. As the first stage in the Sangmu incinerator revitalization project, this design competition was held to construct a public library on the site of a derelict waste incineration plant located at Chipyeong-dong, Seo-gu in Gwangju. By transforming a publicly-shunned incineration plant into a public library, the intention is to build an educational and cultural platform that will have a positive effect to the city. The proposed direction for the library building and its external space, according to design principles laid out by Gwangju Metropolitan City is as follows: to maintain the properties of the incineration plant; to keep in mind…

3 min.
the announcement of three architectural competition winners

In recent months, there has been a list of consecutive announcements made by regional autonomous cities and public institutions regarding the winners of their design competitions. On Feb. 21, the National Agency for Administrative City Construction and Korea Land & Housing Corporation revealed the competition winner for Shared Campus which will be built in the campus situated within the 4 – 2 settlement zone of the administrative city. As a facility in which multiple universities and research institutions can come to cohabit, Shared Campus was designed with the aim of reducing the financial burden of moving universities and management while stimulating interaction between universities and institutions. The prizewinner ‘Nature Shared Campus’ designed by SIAPLAN (principal, Cho Juhwan) is characteristic for its building positionings that mimic its hilly surroundings as well…

2 min.
gyeongbok palace gyejodang restoration work begins

Gyejodang, where the crown prince of the Joseon Dynasty once lived, is about to undergo restoration. Beginning with the construction of Gyejodang, the Royal Palaces and Tombs Center (hereinafter RPTC) of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) announced its plans to restore the Donggung area to its original layout by 2022. The Gyejodang was founded in 1868 when Emperor Gojong rebuilt the Gyeongbokgung Palace for the Crown Prince to perform state affairs and hold royal banquets. The Donggung area (the Crown Prince’s Palace) in the east of Gyeongbokgung Palace, where the building is located, was equipped with outer palaces and penetralia, symbolising the succession of the monarchy. Gyejodang was rebuilt in 1891, but in the 1910s, under Japanese colonial rule, the Japanese Government-General of Korea demolished the building to erase the visible…