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Adaptive Reuse Phenomena Transforming Old Industrial Buildings to Art and Cultural Spaces

  Old industrial buildings that almost vanished into the history with a loss of functionalities and identities due to changes in society have been successfully preserved and renovated worldwide. The consequences are prominently celebrated in a regional renewal context, as the ‘rebirth’ in their own constructed language as establishing worldwide…

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Immeasurable Vision of Art Museums in Tokyo

Summer Trip to Tokyo 2016 Let me just say a couple words about this trip with my family to Tokyo. It was a real eye-opening experience, quite worthwhile to have my new camera ready, and of course a doable tight schedule to handle the museum visits.  It is also too late…

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Exhibition ‘Paik Nam June Show’

  ‘Paik Nam June Show’ at Dongdaemun Design Plaza Museum is a celebration of his traces as an art revolution to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his death. As a pioneer of media art and also a philosopher, he portrayed his remarkable passion for the pursuit of global communication through…

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A Power Station to Moderna Museet Malmö by Tham & Videgard Arkitekter

Moderna Museet Malmö Malmö, Sweden (2009) Moderna Museet Malmö is the new museum of modern and contemporary art, possibly the most independent figure of an architecture located in Malmö, the South of Sweden. As numerous art museums have been renovated from the industrial buildings, the history of the museum also…

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Exhibition ‘Hidden Memories- Romantic Sublime’ : Oh Yeoun Seok

 The Herb series and ‘cure’ Zaha Museum holds the art exhibition of the artist Oh Yeoun Seok, ‘Hidden Memories- Romantic Sublime’ with drawings and paintings of the ‘Herb series.’ He is well-known for visualizing the process of reassembling disjointed work of sculpting and cutting of a certain text. The broken…

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Exhibition ‘Pli’ : Yoon Jong-seok

The ‘Pli’ a hidden place, secure place in our heart, secret of mind The most sophisticated method Avenuel Art Hall holds the exhibition ‘Pli’ by Yoon Jong-seok, showing the irreplaceable artistic world by creating his own ‘wrinkle’ with ‘point’ and ‘line.’ On the screen of the artist’s artwork, the coexistence of real…

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Exhibition ‘Daejeon Documenta 2015’

  Daejeon Documenta 2015: Scenery From Life, Realm of Consciousness, and Will of People   Coexisting in both extremes The new exhibition <Daejeon Documenta 2015: Scenery From Life, Realm of Consciousness, and Will of People> invited our young community-based artists, Min Song Sik and Hong Won Seok, who have been recognized…

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Exhibition ‘New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio’

Design thinking The new exhibition of D Museum in Seoul, <New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio> conveys a comprehensive archive of creative thought process for accomplished projects by the Heatherwick Studio, from various study models and sketches to structural – material experiments; it is mainly focused on delivering their unique process of…

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Two U.S. Art Museums by Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron Herzog & de Meuron is a Swiss architecture firm founded by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. They are well-known architects for testing new techniques and materials in buildings, and most importantly let’s not forget their reputation for the Tate Modern. Here are two interesting art museums in the…

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The City Is Characterized By A Single Museum- Guggenheim Bilbao by Frank Gehry

From Louvre Museum in Paris and Tate Modern in London to Guggenheim in Bilbao. Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain (1997) As a center of a commercial growth today, the city of Bilbao had struggled with a serious recession and an unemployment crisis back in 1980’s. Loosing its steel and shipbuilding industries led to an inevitable decline….

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Renzo Piano and His Enthusiasm for the Public Buildings

Just going through some of Renzo Piano’s interviews on his buildings and architectural philosophy, it was quite easy to catch his vision of building a museum and its organic interaction with the public. He kept mentioning openness and accessibility that does not create intimidation. The terms he used to describe his perspective of…

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Top 4 Art Museums by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid designed several projects of worldwide art museums that well-demonstrated her architectural concept and how it is dealt with the primary objective of the museum and the site specificity. I chose four of them to mainly focus on museums of art and architecture. MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts…

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What do we expect from Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid

I’ve been doing some research on Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) by Zaha Hadid since my first semester of taking art management class. The assigned project was to organize a virtual art exhibition at any chosen site. Our team chose DDP due to its potential value as an exhibition space that gathers…

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Vacant Public Space Becomes a Nonprofit Art Gallery

This article gives thoughts and perspectives from the corporation of how such public space was utilized as a means of contributing to society and how it eventually led to the establishment of a nonprofit art gallery. The one of the promising nonprofit art galleries in public facility space in South Korea, dtc GALLERY of Daejeon…

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