|The Kilburn Art Space is holding a contemporary art exhibition featuring internationally recognized artists from New York, Macedonia, Belgium, and Korea through Jan. 10. Contemporary artworks are on display at the Korean traditional house, “hanok,” which shows the historical setting of Korean traditional wooden structures. / Courtesy of Kilburn Art Space
|By Chung Ah-young
Korea Times 12-21-2008
The Kilburn Art Space is holding a contemporary art exhibition featuring internationally recognized artists from New York, Macedonia, Belgium, and Korea through Jan. 10. The opening ceremony, with a candle night exhibit, was held on Dec. 21.
Under the theme of ``Contemporary Culture Values, Cultural Heritage,'' the art space offers a unique experience for visitors to enjoy contemporary art at the Korean traditional house, ``hanok,'' which shows the historical setting of Korean traditional wooden structures.
The exhibition will explore the intersection of contemporary culture and cultural heritage in the historic hanok village in Gahoi-dong.
The exhibit's opening and performance took place in tandem with the Candle Night Celebrations, an event inspired by a mission to raise environmental awareness and which is widely celebrated in East Asia.
The performance by Ven. Doshin from Bongeunsa Temple in Seoul followed the opening reception.
The Kilburn Art Space is a non-commercial, non-profit organization based on the principles of diversity and collaboration, in an effort to raise international awareness of cultural heritage and its reappropriation. The art space was established by David Kilburn and his wife Jade Kilburn who bought the hanok in 1988. They are well-known for preserving Korean architectural heritage for some 20 years.
The gallery is located between Gyeongbok Palace and Changdeok Palace in Gahoidong, the historical heart of Seoul.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, call (02) 765-2350.