“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” at SpazioFMG

SpazioFMG per l’Architettura celebrates its first 10 years with a special exhibition that once again focuses on quality architecture and emerging geographic areas. Starting on April 3 2017, the gallery hosts an exhibition entitled “Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” focusing on six of the most interesting and experimental architects in Korea today.

 

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

 

SpazioFMG per l’Architettura, Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti’s gallery and showroom, marks its tenth anniversary by continuing to focus on contemporary architecture in less frequently explored parts of the world with an exhibition about South Korea: “Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects”.


 

Practical information

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects”
April 7 – May 12, 2017
SpazioFMG per l’Architettura
Via Bergognone 27, 20144 Milano
Italy

 


SpazioFMG per l’ Architettura is the second location to host this exhibition curated by Choi Won-joon and Luca Galofaro, which opened at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome and now appears in a new version with the contribution of Milanese curator Luca Molinari.

 

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

 

The exhibition explores the work of a generation of professionals who started out in their careers in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. In a country that was finally democratic, free of the ideological pressure of twenty years of dictatorship, these architects were able to express their own individual character, focusing on issues of current relevance and successfully combining appreciation of local culture with awareness of the progress being made on the international architecture scene.

 

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

 

The six architects’ work is represented through their words, the technical drawings and models made by their studios, and the professional photographs they have commissioned. This kaleidoscopic vision reflects the liveliness and complexity of the urban landscape in Korean cities, where very high population density produces development of ever-new forms of intersection and stratification of public, collective and private spaces.

 

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

 

The exhibition focuses on the work of: Choi Moon-gyu (Ga.A Architects), Jang Yoon-gyoo (Unsangdong Architects Cooperation), Kim Jong-kyu (M.A.R.U.), Kim Jun-sung (Architecture Studio hANd), Kim Seung-hoy (KYWC Architects), Kim Young-joon (YO2 Architects).

 

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

 

“The exhibition is the story of a generation’s attempt to rethink the relationship between architecture and urban space. These six architects attempt to define the city as a place for collective living. Each building defines a precise urban form in which the boundary between public and private seems to disappear,” explains Luca Garofalo, curator of the exhibition in Rome.

 

Seunghoy Kim, Soyul

Seunghoy Kim, Soyul

Kim Youngjoon, Hakhyunsa Publishing Co_Paju, 2005-2008

Kim Youngjoon, Hakhyunsa Publishing Co_Paju, 2005-2008

 

“Attention in the west continues to be directed towards Asia, particularly China with its large-scale projects and Japan with its experimentation. Korea does not attempt to amaze us with colossal projects, nor does it transform research in architecture into an individual’s need to express his or her own desires, but establishes the boundaries of the new objectivity.”

 

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

Kim Junsung, Humanist Office, Seoul, 2011-2012

Kim Junsung, Humanist Office, Seoul, 2011-2012

 

And it is precisely to offer the Milanese public a glimpse of one of the world’s lesser-known contemporary architecture scenes that SpazioFMG is hosting “Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects”. According to the gallery’s scientific director Luca Molinari, SpazioFMG is celebrating its tenth birthday by confirming its interest in the most experimental situations and places. After going to Japan with ‘Architecture as a piece of nature’ (2011), looking at the African continent in ‘Together. Visions from contemporary African architecture’ (2014), and exploring Norway through photographs in ‘Norway. Architecture, infrastructure, landscape’ (2016), hosting ‘Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects’ offers us a valuable opportunity to find out more about the urban landscape and architecture of South Korea: very high quality architecture which very few people know about outside the country.”

 

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

Jang Yoongyoo, Culture Forest, Seoul, 2009-2010

Jang Yoongyoo, Culture Forest, Seoul, 2009-2010


 

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