ARCHISCULPTURE 2016

ARCHISCULPTURE 2016
Beomsik WON

René Descartes viewed as beautiful the order and coherency of structures designed by a single architect; the purpose of the Archisculpture Photo Project, however, is to create architectural sculptures by collaging photographs of diverse architectural works from various architects. In this way, Archisculpture Photos are both similar and different to the organic romanticism of old cities built through the works of myriad architects, for they represent the artist’s subjective interpretation and decisions regarding various architects’ numerous designs. If a photograph has a “punctum,” then clearly the architectural works used here will in certain ways be the artist’s “punctum” and their assemblage the Archisculpture Photo. These works may also locate and bring together structures with political, economic, or social significance, creating through the work’s “studium” the illusion of a metropolis. Like collectors who arrange and classify their acquisitions with great care, artists analyze selected city fragments gathered from here and there and with them create their sculptures. What exist now as disparate structures are reborn as beautiful sculptures which retain their diachronic or synchronic histories, or else encompass it all. As Russian film director Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein explained in relation to the montage technique, the collaging employed in this process creates through the collision of disparate elements stories that before remained beneath the surface. In essence, however, it is a photograph of a nonexistent, architectural sculpture.

 

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Archisculpture Collage 046, 2016. archival pigment print, 100x70cm or 171x120cm

 

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Archisculpture Collage 047, 2016. archival pigment print, 70x100cm or 120x171cm

 

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Archisculpture Collage 048, 2016. archival pigment print, 100x70cm or 171x120cm

 

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Archisculpture Collage 049, 2016. archival pigment print, 70x100cm or 120x171cm

 

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Archisculpture Collage 050, 2016. archival pigment print, 100x70cm or 171x120cm

 

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Archisculpture Collage 051, 2016. archival pigment print, 100x70cm or 171x120cm

 

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Archisculpture Collage 052, 2016. archival pigment print, 100x70cm or 171x120cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 053, 2016. archival pigment print, 100x70cm or 171x120cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 054, 2016. archival pigment print, 100x70cm or 171x120cm

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