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June 2021
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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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in this issue

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useful arts filling our city: ‘solid city #city #people #space’

Sehwa Museum of Art, which has addressed the theme of the city since opening in 2017, now presents the show ‘Solid City #City #People #Space’. The third exhibition in the series, following ‘Wonder City’ (2018), which looked at the city through the eyes of a flâneur, and ‘Phantom City’ (2019), which captured extensions to the city through light and color, now closes the distance with the urban realm to scrutinise the microscopic world that Seoulites have built. Ten teams of creators from various fields, including artists, architects, film directors, and choreographers, participate in this exhibition to present various interpretations. Park Hyemin & Kim Soohwan have created booths that introduce travel products by setting up the Korean locations with many foreign immigrants as virtual overseas cities. Ma Minji interprets the desires of…

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how should we rebuild our relationships after the pandemic?: ‘unparasite’

Every day we experience a flood of news about the spread of Coronavirus Disease-19 and the production of vaccines to stop the spread of the virus. How different will our lives be when the pandemic situation ends at this global scale? The exhibition ‘Unparasite’, which stems from these concerns, opens on May 18 at the Platform-L Contemporary Art Center (hereinafter Platform-L). Platform-L, which sets a contemporary theme every year as the agenda for all activities in the museum, planned this exhibition under this year’s subject of ‘symbiosis’. In an environment in which it is difficult to gather in one place and to communicate, they decided to reflect upon the nature of lived experience now and how we might relate to one another in the future. In this exhibition, a team…

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looking to the furniture of french architects for practicality: ‘jean prouvé: the house’

An exhibition of the furniture designed by architect Jean Prouvé has been on show at Gallery L.993 since May 11. ‘Jean Prouvé: The House’ was curated to celebrate the Henry Beguelin flagship store opening in Apgujeong, Seoul. Prouvé was a member of The French Union of Modern Artists and is known as an architect who pursues a simple structural design. The exhibition hall features bookshelves, stools and tables, including the residential module 6 × 6 Demountable House (1944), which he designed in the 1940s and 1960s. The 6 × 6 Demountable House was a residential model designed to quickly rebuild those urban homes devastated in the Second World War, with wooden walls and floors between steel structures for ease of assembly and dismantlement. The Rare Demountable Semi-metal Chair (1952) is easy…

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a poem for the small things: ‘jung jungyeob: silent uproar’

To what extent can the word ‘life’ be used in common parlance? When thinking of ‘life’, we may immediately think of the image of a newborn baby, or the dynamic image of a galloping horse. But about the static image of a plant? What about the newly grown shoot on a potato? To some, such images may not be of much commercial value, but Jung Jungyeob discovers in them the force of life. She carefully studies the potato in shoot and captures this energy either on the canvas or makes it float around the urban space as an independent object. This forms my impression of the exhibition ‘Jung Jungyeob: Silent Uproar’ which is presently on display at the Seoul Botanic Park. As a solo show, 45 of her artworks that focus on…

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a language realised in concrete: ‘garden of delete’

At Barakat Contemporary, located in Samcheong-dong in Jongno-gu, Seoul, the first solo show in Korea by the British sculptor Michael Dean is on show from Mar. 31 to May 30 under the title, ‘Garden of Delete’. Dean introduces himself as a proficient ‘writer’. This is because the starting point for his work is always language. Using language as a medium through which to express his thoughts and feelings for the world around us, Dean pursues various genres and modes of writing. For him, writing is not limited to the printing of words on paper; rather, it can take on different material and tangible forms such as recitation, performance, theater, sound, body prints, and sculpture. At this exhibition, Dean uses the exhibition space as an empty page on which to write the…

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seochon interpreted by byoungsoo cho: ‘mahk_project zero’

A building in Seochon, Seoul, which had not been visited for a long time, is now bustling with visitors. This is because of an exhibition of the work of Byoungsoo Cho (co-principal, BCHO Partners, who remodelled the site. In this show, entitled ‘Mahk_Project ZERO’, one can experience his architectural philosophy. It was on show at Tongui-dong 88 from Apr. 16 to May 9. Tongui-dong 88 is Seochon’s third complex cultural facility designed by Byoungsoo Cho, following the Onground Gallery and Theground across the street. The space consists of three buildings that share a yard. So far, Cho has been talking about his primary architectural language, ‘Mahk’, by holding exhibitions such as ‘figure & ground’ (2020) and ‘Architecture Towards the Earth’ (2018) in his own designed buildings. Mahk exemplifies an unrefined design…