20th Anniversary Special Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung
Architecture Infinite Proliferating Geometry - Tesoc Hah(SCALe)

20th Anniversary Special Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung

Architecture Infinite Proliferating Geometry - Tesoc Hah(SCALe)

DATE 2018-05-03

Architecture Infinite Proliferating Geometry 2018.5.3-10.14
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung Museum I love: Masterpieces of Modern Art

background

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the 80th anniversary of the construction of the ‘Leewangga Museum’, the first modern art museum in Korea. To commemorate this, the National Museum of Contemporary Art will host the exhibition ‘Museum I love: Masterpieces of Modern Art’, which displays the architecture of the museum and representative Korean modern art. The architect and media artist Tesoc Hah (SCALe representative), together with the representative artists of Korea, including Lee Byung-seop, Park Soo-keun, Kim Hwan-ki and Lee Eun-noe, made the first domestic architectural media art to rediscover the architectural value of the Deoksugung Pavilion. It is exhibited at Deoksugung Pavilion of the modern art museum.

Ha Tae Seok created media art that has differentiated architectural experience from existing media art. When the work enters the space where the work is installed, the viewer experiences the space and time are disassembled and reconstructed, thereby rediscovering the Deoksugung Pavilion architecturally. His work enters the work, rather than contemplating it, and is completed with the work.

Description of the work

is the media work of architect Tesoc Hah, who is on the theme of construction and composition of Deoksugung Pavilion of the National Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum architecture is completed through the geometric multiplication of the mathematical system centering on the 9m cubic hall. The artist dismantles the museum architecture as a complete body mathematically, and each disassembled part reproduces and expands itself to create new space and time. Instead of contemplating the work, the audience enters the work and ‘experiences’ the space of the museum. This work is completed by the participation of the audience in the space of possibility existing at the boundary between matter and nonmaterial. The work consists of three parts. The first reveals the building principle of the architecture reduced to the geometric order. In the second, architectural elements are created, and finally, the gallery of possibilities unfolded with the contents of the museum is unfolded.

Author

Tesoc Hah is an architect and a media artist. In 2006, he won the prize for the new architectural design. He also exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, and others. He is a Royal Institute of British Architect and the founder of Architectural Studio SCALe and is leading the transformation of the future city through the architectural convergence of art and technology.

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