THE FAR GAME: Constraints Sparking Creativity

Art Arko Art Center , Jongno-gu Tuesday April 25 2017 - Sunday May 7 2017
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the far game
Ⓒ Kyungsub Shin Studio
the far game
Ⓒ Kyungsub Shin Studio
the far game
Ⓒ Kyungsub Shin Studio

Arko Art Center is holding a homecoming exhibition for the Korean Pavilion’s return after completing the Venice Architecture Biennale. The monument, which was said to have attracted about 250,000 visitors, was founded on the idea of the ‘FAR Game’ — with ‘FAR' being an acronym for Floor Area Ratio, which is thoroughly and inevitably considered in any architecture projects in Seoul due to the country's extremely dense urban setting. For an architect in Korea, the concept often comes down to convincing their clients that their designs will yield the largest rentable floor area in order to get a commission. This strenuous and limiting "game" played with models, drawings, photographs and videos will be explored in the exhibition, raising theoretical and practical issues on desire, regulation, aesthetics and creativity. On April 8th at 11am and on the 21st at 7pm, roundtable discussions at will take place at Space Feelux and Gallery 2 (call in advance to RSVP).

By: Chuljunsung


Venue name: Arko Art Center
Address: 3, Dongsung-gil
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11am–7pm, admission close at 6:30pm
Transport: Hyehwa Station (Line 4), exit 2
Price: Free
Event phone: 02-760-4850~3
Event website:
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