The group exhibition, ‘INSIDE OUT: 7 ARCHITECTURAL THOUGHTS’ was conceived when seven Korean born architects working in metropolitan Los Angeles got together to discuss Koreanness in October 2010. For these architects working in Nasung (LA’s Korean name due to its large Korean Population and its immigrant history), Koreanness is a daily routine rather than a discourse to criticize. The culmination of a process of regular meetings, reviews and critiques was the invitation to present a special exhibition at the Korean Culture Center located on the edge of Koreatown. The show will take place in the second floor exhibition hall from June 8th through 28th 2012.
The seven exhibitors — Changsuk Lim, Dong Woo Kim, Jooho Ahn, Kyoung Soon Kim, Sang Dae Lee, Song-Hee You, Woonghee Lee — all received their early architectural training and professional experience in Korea. Subsequently they all came to the US for their Master of Architecture degrees, and all now practice as architects or designers in LA.
‘INSIDE OUT’ metaphorically means shifting to face the challenge of asserting their cultural identity at the boundary of place. The group proposes 7 Architectural Thoughts: 2 Architectural works, 1 work of Landscape Architecture, and 4 Installations.
We hope INSIDE OUT: 7 ARCHITECTURAL THOUGHTS will illuminate the vision of seven young Korean architects whose works offer new possibilities for the world.
coordinator Sang Dae Lee