Light; Too Bright, But Quite a Sight
Story By: Aidan Kim and Angela Lee Editor: Joshua Hahn Web Designer: Andy Yoon
“A new approach to art”: the words an anonymous person used to describe D Museum. South Korea has become an iconic location for artists all over the world. Several artists come to explore Korea’s rich culture and beautiful paintings. However, unlike typical “art” where one would see paintings and sculptures, D Museum is a bit unique. Located in Han-Nam-Dong, the D museum consists of 9 rooms . These 9 rooms are all decorated by different artists and all use the same tool; light. The different rooms convey different emotions. All of them are unique on their own and seem to tell a different story. The museum not only uses light but incorporates the theme of perspective. If you look at each of the rooms from different places, one will interpret it as something different. From one place one might see a bicycle. But if one looks at it from another place one might think of it as a boat. Each of the artists expresses themselves with something new and special that nobody has ever really seen before.
Some of these rooms make the audience think “is this really art?” Indeed the art inside these rooms don’t take a lot of effort to make. “Even I can make that ” (Aidan Kim). To some minds the art can be too abstract to fully interpret and understand. Art is everywhere and the D Museum seems to send that message directly. People who came and saw this museum seem to agree too. In all of the interviews the part that people liked best is the light. Those who have never been and never heard of D Museum showed a lot of interest to this museum. Not only did the young generation show interest, but as shown in the interview the older generation are excited to learn more about this event. Even though D Museum is viral in South Korea right now, people at SIS don’t really seem to know about this museum.