Oscar Riera Ojeda
Rockport Pub., 1999 - Architecture - 129 pages
The Whanki Museum, in Seoul, Korea, is a museum that pays tribute to the contemporary Korean painter, Kim Whanki. Commissioned by the Whanki Foundation, Kyu Sung Woo was chosen because of his friendship with Whanki and his respect for his art. The museum displays Whanki's work along with other contemporary artists in gallery spaces and includes gardens, a cafe, lectures halls, and studios. Carefully sited to explore the themes of moon, mountains, clouds, rocks, and trees found so often in Whanki's art, it is located in a ravine in a residential area in Seoul, faces Mount Puk-asan to the south and Mount Inwangsan to the west. It is this integration between nature and artwork that makes the spectacular museum so significant, this and more is shown in this beautiful volume.
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