Gyeonggi Children’s Museum is currently exhibiting a collection of visitor-participatory artworks designed to enable children to cultivate their aesthetic sensibility through natural communion with art.
Children are our future! Children represent the potential of our future and connect it to our past through the present time.
The Korean alphabet, Hangeul, produces one word by combining consonants and vowels into syllables to create one sound. It is a character that seeks balance and harmony through connection.
The artwork <mixed by wind, connected to land> was created by forming sentences which tell a story by referring to children’s popular songs, including both traditional children’s songs and current ones, and then by presenting sentences based on the songs in the form of ceramic tiles.
Past, present, and future are connected through children and Hangeul to show that Gyeonggi Province and the world are interconnected.
The artwork and visitors generate communication as they interact with each other. Each object in the artwork moves, and sometimes the objects reveal fun images as they mingle with each other harmoniously. Children interact with each other through a pipe organ, and communicate with the artwork as they listen to sound and follow the movements with their eyes.
The dolphin which leaps over the sea
The artist has been exploring visual excitement and dynamic movements by applying repetitive changes to movements in various directions. In the artwork , the artist has focused on the instant movements of the leaping dolphin and the boat, and realized the subjects with dynamic movements. In addition, he attempts to express a landscape where humans and nature communicate with each other through the blue dolphin swimming in the sea and through the boat which is moved leisurely by a paddle. Visitors can take the opportunity to communicate with the dolphin by sending out electromagnetic waves with their cell phone to the dolphin, which communicate with each other through sound waves.
Wings with life energy flying toward dreams
In the artwork <flying toward dreams>, the artist attempts to infuse new life into inorganic mechanical components. The elements are interconnected and affected by each other within the artwork, and move according to a regular order and rhythm. Through this process, they form an organic world where machine and nature resemble each other.
In addition, the wings in the artwork move rapidly and then slowly, each by itself and then together, creating beautiful movements. The wings are not complete, and exist only in half form, but as they are reflected in the mirror, they become complete. Through this artwork, the artist delivers a message which tells us that if we have hope, we will be able to spread one whole wing toward our dream. Visitors can send out their wishes and aspirations for their dream along the wing.
The balloon-shaped sculpture makes children feel closer to this artwork and provides a fantastical spatial experience at the same time. The artwork enhances the fun of aesthetic experiences and artistic value by expressing various color sensations and by adding color points , which are the artist’s unique artistic language.
The artwork consists of three paintings and six blocks, which are attached to the walls rising from the 1st to the 3rd floor, as well as of floor materials with oblique patterns. It was created by freely combining numerous figures with each other.
In the process of fusion, the figures discover a certain rule that they have been following unconsciously. The discovered rule produces a new fusion and new images.
The numerous shapes which appear in the painting exhibit exaggerated images and transformations with cartoonish imaginations as their starting points; such images are interconnected in a complex way and draw things that cannot be described with words. These untamed emotional actions evoke creativity in children.
The artist, who has been listening to the voices of socially marginalized people, has been striving to communicate with others and to achieve social unity while operating a public art project that seeks actual changes in people’s lives. Through such efforts, he attempts to expand the social functionality of art. In particular, as a community project, the artwork <tomorrow> has been created to provide vitality and to consolidate the community by establishing a community space. In the Children’s Museum, the artwork serves as an emotional family space which promotes interactions with family-unit visitors, and allows family members to talk about tomorrow.
Planned and organized by Gyeonggi Children's Museum
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