“Boan Stay was a very restful and quite place. What is particularily memorable is the design and materials of the furnitures in the room I have stayed. From the lights to the desk, clothe hangers to the bed, were all designed and created by current artists of Korea.
What was quite beautiful to wittness was the use of clay, wood, paper in both traditional and contemporary design. Hanji, a traditional Korean paper, is used for the walls of the room, giving a very soft and warm presence to the space.The light in the room is an ceramic installation in both futuristic and minimalistic design. The wooden bed floor also base thier design of a traditional “peyoung sang”, a public resting platform in Korea, that allows the visitor the resting experience on a western style bed or an Korean traditional style bed of the visitor’s choice. All that is in the room stays in harmony with the beautiful view of Kyoungbok Place and the tall trees and stone wall gate that surrounds the palace. It is an wonderful, and very special time. I highly reccomend.
In addition to my stay, I had an opportunity to participate in MokCha, Artspace Boan1942’s Thursday Tea drinking Salon. It was a very open platform where anyone can come and share about their work. Mr. Choi, the director and the curators seems have made this weekly committment to ‘make time’ for such conversation and sharing possible. I was able to meet a diverse array of currently practicing artists in Korea, and also share about my work as well. It was a very genuine time which I enjoyed very much.”
Marie Hélène Richard is an French-Swiss artist who for over twenty years places her works in the natural and urban landscape of France and Europe. Etntering into dialogue with the place is the key to this architect of poetic imagination. The simplicity of shapes and minimalist approach to them determine the lightness of message. Thanks to the unique space concept, the artist creates using low quality and a wide variety of materials, such as bottles of water placed in a lake or painted bamboo placed throughout the space. These works question the relationship of man with his environment, divide the scale of places in which they were created, which are sometimes monumental. The concept of time is also a part of the artist’s game, being in a specific time and space, which can range from long-lived to fleeting, lasting only a few hours. – Land Art Festival 2017