2018 F/W Seoul Fashion Week
2018 F/W Seoul Fashion Week Hosted by Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Fashion Week is a global fashion event held twice a year—the Spring/Summer event in March and the Fall/Winter event in October. Aspiring to become the fifth member of the current “Big Four” of global fashion weeks, held in New York, Paris, London, and Milan, Seoul Fashion Week is focusing on strategic areas in the fashion business every season. SEOUL COLLECTIONSince it was launched in 2000, Seoul Collection has gradually established itself as a business networking event and fashion show for top designers in South Korea. As the best and biggest fashion show in Korea, Seoul Collection has grown alongside the Korean fashion industry over the years. GENERATION NEXTA program designed to foster new and emerging fashion designers, Generation Next is a fashion show that showcases the works of designers working at independent brands that have been in business for only between one to five years. As a popular venue for the exhibition of unique perspectives and singular ideas, Generation Next has become a gateway for the next generation of designers to make a name for themselves. ▶Seoul Fashion Week website: http://www.seoulfashionweek.org/ Location : Art Hall 1 Location : Art Hall 2
Luigi Colani Bio Design: The Future is in Korea
Luigi Colani Bio Design: The Future is inKorea” LuigiColani Bio Deisgn Codex Special Exhibition “Whenever we talkabout bio design we should simply bear in mind just how amazingly superior aspider’s web is to any load-bearing structure man has mad-and then derive fromthis insight that we should look to the superiority of nature for thesolutions. If we want to tackle a new task in the studio, then it’s best to gooutside first and look at what millennia-old answers there may already be tothe problem” – Luigi Colani Luigi Colani Bio Deisgn Codex Special Exhibition For the first time inKorea, “Design Nature” is a special exhibition of world-famous designer LuigiColani currently being held at the DDP. This exhibition, co-hosted by SeoulDesign Foundation and Swiss Illem, explores the influence of the renownedindustrial designer on the evolution of modern product design since the 1950s. Luigi Colani delivering his speech Born in Berlin in 1928, Colani,a designer with the greatest molding ability in designhistory, studied sculpture and painting at the Academy of Arts, Berlin. Heundertook the study of aerodynamics at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Colani is a multi-talented genius. He designed cars for Alfa Romeo, Fiat,Lancia, Volkswagen and BMW. Considering himself a universal design talent, hesuccessfully created furniture in the sixties, further expanding into consumergoods. “The 3Dspeakers” Colani shaped everythingfrom television sets, cars, trucks or household items, to planes, boats,bathrooms and houses, and even a grand piano for the Schimmel company. In the 1980s, Colanialso worked in japan, where he came to influence the design of cameras. Heborrows a great deal of his design style from nature since he feels that naturehas already found an exemplary solution to most design challenges. LuigiColani Bio Deisgn Codex Special Exhibition While walking around agarden, Colani, who calls himself the “best questioner,” asked, "Whyshould this happen?”, observing living things in nature and finding the answersfrom the plants. Therefore, his work contains a form of nature. Colani was thebest-known designer the world over, recognizable by his “Colani” signature onall his designs and products as well as by the biodynamic forms he created,modeled after nature itself. LuigiColani Bio Deisgn Codex Special Exhibition Ahead of the age of90, Colani is releasing his works in Korea. Teacups and water bottles designedto take into account the movement of evenone finger, standing TV no different from sculptures, Kusch sofas used a propsin science fiction spacecraft, and the round handled camera, the Canon T90, anindustry standard now. The “C112” The highlight of theexhibit, the high-speed sports car C112, designed with provocative color-pinkand unique style, was patented with an innovativeexhaust system by Colani in 1964. This system is now applied to all sportscars. A super truck,a work representing automotive design, consuming 35% lessfuel by using aerodynamic technology, is on display, too. LuigiColani Bio Deisgn Codex Special Exhibition The DDP reflected inthe exhibit Colani's design philosophy, making it a fine present for his birthdayand a precious opportunity to meet the work of the best industrial designer ofthe day. This special exhibition will also be a source of inspiration and will spreadthe message of the perfect and beautiful harmony of nature.
Drawn by the Wind: Shin Yun-Bok & Jeong Seon
Drawn by the Wind: Shin Yun-Bok& Jeong Seon “Lovers under the Moon,” drawn by Shin Yun-Bok On astill night illuminated only by a crescent moon, a young seonbi with a lampmeets with a woman whose head is covered by her outer garment. At the secludedcorner of a stone wall, the woman shyly tilts her head downward with a knowingexpression on her face, while the man searches his clothes for something togive his companion, as if to calm her. Despite the strict rules at the timegoverning relations between the sexes, there is no doubt that these two youngpeople are well aware of each other’s affections. This painting masterfullydepicts how young love grows deeper together with the night. Media art - “Hanyang: Beautiful sights enriched with love” “Drawn by the Wind: ShinYun-bok & Jeong Seon,” an exhibition that features paintings of thelandscapes and customs of the Joseon Dynasty and media art inspired by them,will be held at the DDP Design Museum for six months starting on November 24. Shin Yun-bok and Jeong Seonenjoyed painting Hanyang (today’s Seoul) and the Geumgangsan Mountains,respectively. No artist was better than Shin at depicting the intensely privateand fascinating details of daily life in Hanyang, while Jeong Seon wasunrivaled in his realistic depictions of the beauty of the GeumgsangsanMountains, with both Hanyang and the Geumgangsan Mountains being symbolicplaces of the Joseon Dynasty. While Shin Yun-bok painted the “winds that blowin peoples’ hearts,” Jeong Seon painted the winds that sweep through Korea’smountains and rivers. Although they focused on different subject matter, bothartists fundamentally aimed to depict an ideal Joseon. Shin Yun-Bok - “Scenery of Dano Day” For this exhibition, the Kansong Art and Culture Foundation will bepresenting major works by Shin Yun-bok and Jeong Seon, two masters of the jinkyung sansuhwa (realistic landscapepainting) genre during the Joseon Dynasty. What is especially noteworthy isthat all the artworks included in HyewonPungsokdo (Album of Genre Paintingsby Hyewon, National Treasure No. 135) will be on display (including Scenery on Dano day, Lovers under the moon, and Dancing together with two swords),allowing visitors to see Shin Yun-bok’s most representative paintings all inone place. In addition, Album of GenrePaintings by Hyewon, a collection of paintings created by the experiencedhand of Jeong Seon at the apex of his artistic career that depict the beautifulsights of the Geumgangsan Mountains, is set to be designated as nationaltreasure in recognition of its academic and artistic value. “Lovers under the Moon” in a media art versionThe exhibition will also featurevarious works of media art that were created under the 2017 Digital HeritageDevelopment Support program, funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT, asmodern interpretations of the major works of Shin Yun-bok and Jeong Seon. Inparticular, Shin Yun-bok’s paintings are recreated through an animated filmthat adds dramatic elements to the elaborate colors, delicate depictions, andhidden stories of the works included in Album of Genre Paintings by Hyewon.The story of the romance between a seonbi (scholar who chose not take upgovernment office) and gisaeng (female entertainer) is portrayed in beautifullycaptivating scenes that show that love has not changed much over the centuries.The media art installations are expected to make Shin Yun-bok’s genre paintingsresonate strongly with visitors and capitalize on the general public’s highlevel of familiarity with Shin’s works. Jeong Seon - “Geumgang Naesan” Entering the Naegeumgang area after crossing the Danbal Passreveals the sight of the 12,000 peaks of Geumgangsan, which together resemble amassive white lotus flower bud. In this painting, Jeong Seon attempts toprovide a bird’s-eye view of all 12,000 peaks. With the tallest, Birobong Peak,shown in the center, the surrounding white stone peaks, arranged in the shapeof a fan, are in turn firmly enclosed by grassy mountains. Jeong Seon – Geumgangsan Mountain RangeThree of themost representative paintings by Jeong Seon—a master of realistic landscapepainting—that depict various famous mountains (Naegeumgang, Oegeumgang, andHaegeumgang) in the Geumgangsan Mountain Range will be displayed in diversemedia-based formats that reveal not only the artist’s method of expression butalso his unique perspective and creative principles. From a 3D motion graphicthat geometrically portrays the majestic scale of the Geumgangsan MountainRange to a breathtaking depiction of the waterfalls at Buljeongdae Cliffscreated using projection mapping, visitors are provided with a new, multi-sensoryexperience of the many attractions of Geumgangsan through digital contentoverwhelming in scale and highly realistic sound effects. Drawn by the Wind: Shin Yun-bok & Jeong Seon There willalso be a combined media art installation of the depictions of Hanyang andGeumgangsan created by Shin Yun-bok and Jeong Seon that closely resembles asingle-shot music video, with various digital effects crisscrossing across theworks of both artists. The diversity of the media and installation art on displaywill harmonize with the original paintings, thus enhancing the value andrelevance of the exhibition. Hanbok designed by Lee Young-hee For those who enjoy both media and installation art, there will be a spacefor visitors to enjoy first-hand experiences of the visual messages of thepaintings. The varied and elaborate clothing worn by the subjects of Album of Genre Paintings by Hyewon hasbeen recreated by prominent hanbokdesigner Lee Young-hee, while Lee Lee-nam’s media artwork offers a unique andsuggestive interpretation of Jeong Seon’s GeumgangNaesan and View of Mount Geumgangfrom Danbal Pass. There is also a reinterpretation of Jeong Seon’s Chongseokjeong Pavilion in the form ofinstallation art. Here, the use of projection mapping clearly shows the processby which Jeong Seon’s artistic world matured over time. The witty adaptation ofthe everyday scenes depicted in Album ofGenre Paintings by Hyewon as a graphic wall of social media posts will givevisitors, especially young people, much to think about. Past and Present of KoreaThis exhibition of the paintings of ShinYun-bok and Jeong Seon, whose detailed and sensitive portrayals of theirrespective time and place resonate with viewers over 300 years later, issignificant in that it uses modern technology to revive how Koreans of the pastlooked, acted, and thought. By taking this approach, the exhibition aims to puta stop to the alienation of modern viewers from the most representative examplesof Korean art and instead make these artworks familiar and relevant to today’sgeneration of young people. It is our hope that this exhibition providesvisitors an original and exciting experience of moving back and forth betweenthe past and the present.
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