Everything you need to know about the 20th edition of the Korean International Art…
a journey between man and nature, where relationships of agency determine artistic process
It’s a Sunday morning when Anna Dato and I meet and leave Seoul, heading towards Kim Taeksang’ studio in Ilsan, at the north-west side of the capital. Whereas Anna, whom I have to thank for introducing me to the artist, has already seen the artworks in person, for me it’s the first time.
The Independent once wrote about Tadao Ando’s work “If there’s one man responsible for making concrete sexy again, it’s this guy” – I couldn’t agree more. Strolling around Bonte Museum means entering the architectural dialogue between nature, concrete, water and light – all element that are so characteristic of Ando’s work. The museum is composed on two buildings – a triangular prism and a geometrical cube – which create this architectural environment that easily harmonizes with its environment.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CULTURAL AND CURATORIAL PRACTICES. On Tadao Ando’s Bonte Museum