Seoul exhibition puts Korean architect Minsuk Cho in the spotlight

Before Room installation view at Plateau, Samsung Museum of ArtHighlights include the Ring Dome, a pavilion first erected on a New York traffic island, which has since travelled to Japan and Italy. Related story: Mass Studies brings together North and South Korea with Venice biennale pavilionThe exhibition, Before/After Mass Studies Does Architecture, offers an overview of the Korean architect’s projects since then, from his headquarters building for internet company Daum to a steel-clad art centre in Songwon and the alphabet-themed Korea Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010. Minsuk Cho at the exhibitionThe exhibition continues until 1 February 2015 at Plateau – part of the   Samsung Museum of Art. Ring Dome, installation view at Plateau, Samsung Museum of ArtCho founded Mass Studies in 2003, following periods working at   OMA in Rotterdam and Polshek and Partners in New York, and having already spent five years co-running a New York firm with former partner James Slade. An exhibition at the Plateau gallery in Seoul documents the career of Mass Studies founder Minsuk Cho, the architect behind the Golden Lion-winning Korean pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale (+ slideshow). Made up of rings of light, it frames a small events area. Photography is by Kyungsub Shin, except where otherwise specified.

Updated: 25.11.2014 — 21:44