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Chung Guyon, Joh Sung-yong, Kim Young-joon,
Min Hyun-sik, Seung H-sang, Yi Jong-ho
From the press
South Korea in the last decades has experienced an unprecedented series of transformations at all levels in society: in the economics, in the culture, and in the politics. More specifically its capital Seoul has become one of the densest urban zones in the world. After a long period of dictatorship and along with an extraordinary process of economic development that characterized the last years, South Korea opened up to experimentation in all major arts, not least architecture. And architecture is at the center of the exhibition S(E)OUL SCAPE. Towards a New Urbanity in Korea curated by Francisco Sanin, which presents an overview on the research which revolves around that emerging yet configured urban landscape that constitutes this unique city and is continuously engulfing the entire population of the South Korean peninsula.
Six among the most well known Korean architects are the protagonists of this evolution. Their work represents an ongoing research and exploration, a critical view to the processes taking place in this unique context. Chung Guyon, Joh Sung-yong, Kim Young-joon, Min Hyun-sik, Seung H-sang, Yi Jong-ho represent the generation of those who have been able to trigger a debate, an interaction, a research which is aimed at rousing Korea from a feverish moment of great political turmoil. Their architecture testifies the consequences of this transformation. It ripened over time and is permeated by the several investigations and relations with the international experience.
The S(E)OUL SCAPE. Towards a New Urbanity in Korea exhibition, supplemented by a catalogue released by episode publishers www.episode-publishers.nl, is part of the program of traveling exhibitions produced and organized by Image EXHIBITIONS.
The official catalogue of the S(E)OUL SCAPE. Towards a New Urbanity in Korea exhibition is published by episode publishers www.episode-publishers.nl. The book (80 pages, 15 x 15, paperback) presents 27 selected built projects and critical essays by Francisco Sanin and Pai Hyung-min.
Copies of the book can be bought from the publisher's website www.episode-publishers.nl/architecture/seoul.htm.
exhibition curated by
Marco Brizzi (Image)
Lulghennet Teklè (Image)
Silvia Presenti (Image)
Gianni Sinni (Lcd)
Francesca Oddo, Lucia Bosso (Image)
an event produced and organised by
Paola Giaconia (Image)
text edited and typeset by
Eleonoor Jap Sam, Nina Post (episode publishers)
Pai Hyung-min, Francisco Sanin
Asakawa Satoshi, Kim Jong-oh, Kim Jea-kyeong,
Kim Tae-ho, Kim Yong Gwan, Osamu Murai
(auri) Architecture & Urban Research Institute
with the support of
Arts Council Korea
Choi's Hardware Gallery Co., Ltd
Miz Medi Hospital
Florence, Italy (Tour Premiere)
piazza Ghiberti 27
January 24 to February 15, 2008
Doctor Dou 10
April 9 to May 3, 2008
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Berlage Institute
May 15 to June 20, 2008
Strossmayerjeva ul. 6
September 4 to 30, 2008
Rue Ravenstein 23
October 30, 2008 to January 4, 2009
The following venues of this exhibition will be soon announced on this page.
FROM THE PRESS
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