What’s Up / Seoul ‘12 Masters’ is an exhibition that brings together 12 masters of painting and sculpture, staged within the traditional hanok of Teo Yang.
Nestled in the hills between Gyeongbok Palace and Changdeok Palace, Bukchon is a rare gem that preserves 600 years of history. Yang’s hanok dates all the way back to 1917, and has garnered interest by interior design enthusiasts around the world, often featured in international publications like the Architectural Digest and Dezeen. The fusion of historical Korean architecture and important works of post-war and contemporary art offered visitors with a unique opportunity in Seoul to explore new ideas and cultivate fascinating dialogues.
Stepping off the bustling streets of Seoul, visitors entered Yang’s intimate hanok and were transported to a sanctuary of stillness and beauty. Visitors moved between six rooms in the hanok: the reception, the wine room, tea room, the living room, the dining room and the library. Each of these rooms offers intimate encounters with artists that are both internationally-renowned and instantly recognisable. The exhibition offered a singular opportunity to experience museum-quality art in situ – within a real home – reinventing the very idea of exhibitions as we know it.
What’s Up / Seoul ‘12 Masters’ marked LVH’s second exhibition in the Korean capital.