A review of the “Memorable Space” exhibition at Arko Art Center in Seoul.
Installations by the artists Tobias Putrih and Chen Dia Goang.
We do not grasp space only by our senses… we live in it, we project our personality onto it, we are tied to it by emotional bonds: space is not just perceived … it is lived.
Space is a topic architects paradoxically are reluctant to talk about these days, if/when they use the word, they seem to flirt with the subject in a tame, almost awkward t manner, relying on heavy undertones of pseudo-intellectual “baggage” which inevitably blur the boundaries of their original idea. Ambiguity has unfortunately become the trademark for an architectural thesis or even worse an architectural position.
Artists on the other hand do not suffer from this embarrassment and psychological neurosis, they freely venture into space using it as both a source inspiration and wonder. Space becomes a medium, a tool and at the same time a concept that generates their work.
It is with these thoughts in mind that I approached the new exhibition “Memorable Spaces” currently showing at the Arko Art Center in Seoul. Ready to embark into a spatial recollection produced by two artists I had no prior knowledge of.
For forther reading:
Review in Space Magazine, #552 November 2013
Text by Peter W,Ferretto