Chunghoon Shin

  • 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