Chunghoon Shin

  • picks August 10, 2018

    “Kaesong Industrial Complex”

    This group show examines the historical implications and imaginative potentials of the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), a bold symbol of economic cooperation that was launched in North Korea, just across the Demilitarized Zone, in 2004 and shut down in 2016 due to political accusations from both countries. In the wake of the historic inter-Korean summit of April 2018, the exhibition deftly addresses the relevance of this now-defunct political experiment.

    The show begins with archival materials: an installation offering think-tank reports, newspaper clippings, and governmental documents, presented

  • picks May 07, 2018

    Kim Chung-up

    As the only Korean who worked in Le Corbusier’s atelier, Kim Chung-up laid the foundation for contemporary Korean architecture after returning to his war-devastated country. Yet his unwillingness to conform to Park Chung-hee’s military regime prevented him from rising to the role of state architect that he deserved, and until now, the details of his time in Paris have remained obscure. This exhibition focuses on Kim’s three-year apprenticeship, from 1952 to 1955, in Le Corbusier’s office, unveiling the secret kernel of his architectural odyssey.

    The exhibition is made up of four sections, beginning