seoul: spatial illumination – 9 lights in 9 rooms

© d museum / erwin redl - line fade [2009] 

having very recently opened its doors, d museum is an ambitious new exhibition space in seoul that aims to present innovative expressions of art from home and abroad. the venue is operated by daelim museum, one of the leading art institutions in the sprawling south korean capital, and will function as the latter's satellite space with an art program of its own. d museum kicks off with an intriguing show entitled spatial illumination – 9 lights in 9 rooms, introducing light art by some of today's leading international artists. as the title already implies, it’s presented in nine separate rooms containing artworks that encompass a variety of genres, including installation, sculpture, video, sound and design.

the works are arranged in the form of a progression, from observation of pure light, to direct experience of spaces designed to stimulate the senses. as such, these works all take light as their material, using it in a variety of forms and expressions and in combination with other sensory elements such as colour, sound and movement. participating artists include carlos cruz-diez, a paris-based french-venezuelan kinetic who has recently collaborated with prada on many a store façade, erwin redl, paul cocksedge, flynn talbot and russian creative group tundra [on through may 8]. location: d museum, 5-6 dokseodang-ro 29-gil [yongsan-gu].

© d museum / flynn talbot - primary [2014], tundra - my whale [2015] and dennis parren - don't look into the light [2013]