Ensemble of Art, Architecture on Display
Art and architecture. They seem to be completely different areas but they share a common ground. They both recreate a space in other spaces.
This notion can be verified by two shows being held at galleries in northern Seoul. One is a joint exhibition by foreign and local architects and the other is an exhibition by local artists and architects.
Total Museum (02-379-3994/5) presents ``Project 8-House and Garden,'' featuring five foreign and three local architects.
``It displays the process of the architecture, unlike what is usually done, the complete structure. This exhibition is a chance to display the concept of architecture, the very stage of developing the idea for the space,'' said Prof. Park Ju-hyun, the curator of the show.
``The house is a familiar object but completely different outcomes are seen as the culture and the period differ. This exhibition offers a comparison of the cultural differences of the space. And the garden, which is somewhat disappearing in urban areas nowadays, provides interesting ideas for the architects.''
The participating local architects are Han Kyung-rok, Thomas Han and Ken Min, while their foreign counterparts are Kent Martinussen and Marlene Anderson from Denmark, Ann Yu-chien and Joseph Wong from Taiwan and Peter Tagiuri from the United States.
As most of the participants are scholars, in their displayed work they focused their attention on theory. Thus, their presentations tend to be experimental, visualizing the concept of space, to an extent that ordinary museum-goers find hard to understand.
Another gallery, Whanki Museum (02-391-7701), is featuring ``Architecture and Art: Life Space. …