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Harmony between technology and Art_Architect Jong Soung Kimm

23.Sep.2014 - 31.May.2015

  • Harmony between technology and Art_Architect Jong Soung Kimm
  • Jong Soung Kimm, <Hilton Hotel ISOMETRIC>,1983
  • Jong Soung Kimm, <Hilton Hotel>, 1983
  • Jong Soung Kimm, <Weightlifting Gymnasium for '88 Olympic Structure Concept Diagram> ,1986
  • Jong Soung Kimm, <Weightlifting Gymnasium for '88 Olympic Steel Erection> ,1986
  • Jong Soung Kimm, <Wooyang Art Museum (Art Sonje Museum)Sections>, 1991
  • Jong Soung Kimm, <Wooyang Art Museum (Art Sonje Museum)>, 1991

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Harmony between technology and Art_Architect Jong Soung Kimm

Jong Soung Kimm, <Hilton Hotel ISOMETRIC>,1983

Jong Soung Kimm, <Hilton Hotel>, 1983

Jong Soung Kimm, <Weightlifting Gymnasium for '88 Olympic Structure Concept Diagram> ,1986

Jong Soung Kimm, <Weightlifting Gymnasium for '88 Olympic Steel Erection> ,1986

Jong Soung Kimm, <Wooyang Art Museum (Art Sonje Museum)Sections>, 1991

Jong Soung Kimm, <Wooyang Art Museum (Art Sonje Museum)>, 1991

  • Period 23.Sep.2014 - 31.May.2015
  • Venue Gallery 5
  • Artists Jong Soung Kimm
  • Organ
    ized by / Suppo
    rted by
    MMCA
  • Admission       Free Entry

  • Exhibition
    introduction

<Harmony between technology and Art_Architect Jong Soung Kimm> is the first architecture exhibition of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art's Contemporary Artist series. We would like to explore the works of Jong Soung Kimm, a pioneering architect of the modern Korean architecture, and to pave the paths to see how Korean architecture has been changed in the modern and the contemporary period. Also, it would be worthwhile scoping out his contribution to the early stage of modernisation of Korean architecture, as the only Korean student and colleague of Mies van der Rohe, who is one of the greatest architects in the world. Especially, his works, based on logical thinking and stick to the basics such as drawing, materials, proportion and structure, could be meaningful for the people in the field of architecture even in the changed environment of 21st century.

 

The exhibition consists of two parts:  the first part explores Jong Soung Kimm's works when he was establishing his own point of view on architecture, working in the Mies van der Rohe's office after graduating from Illinois Institute of Technology and teaching at the same university afterwards. The second part showcases his works more closely through some of his representative projects in different functions, for example, the Seoul Hilton Hotel, the SK Corporation New Headquarters Building in Seorin-dong, Art Sunjae Museum in Gyeongju (currently Wooyang Art Museum) and so forth, which he worked as a leader of Seoul Architecture after returning back to Korea in 1978. The audiences are expected to feel familiar with the architect, seeing a number of well-known projects he led.

'Jong Soung Kimm is an unusual architect who has maintained his architectural world

consistently since returning back from the United States in 1978. 

The theme he has stacked to for a long time is a search on technology and universal space.

These two are the keywords that characterise his architecture...

He built up architectural concepts grounded on constructional logic of Technology and gradually explored spatial imagination based on it. An exact evaluation on his architectural works is significant as it can straighten out the tendency of Korean modern architecture, which has been distorted due to too much emphasis on locality, and it enables us to better anticipate the prospect for Korean modern architecture...'

In Ha Jung (Professor of Architecture, Hanyang University, Seoul), “Jong Soung Kimm Architectural Theory: Tectonic Logic and Spatial Imagination”

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