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Your crystalMIOON(Min Kim & MoonChoi)

Artwork Details

  • name of artworkYour crystal
  • Category
  • LocationHOTEL PARADISE WOW SPACE
  • ArtistMIOON(Min Kim & MoonChoi)
  • Size710(w)x710(d)x850(h), Crystal

About the Artwork

This work is a minimal presentation of a diamond shape as a crystal of beauty with tiny crystal modules. By suspending this work in Wow Space, this installation enables viewers to perceive the area as the hotel’s very central space. Visitors are able to see the work regardless of the weather or environmental conditions as it is in the hotel’s indoor space. Over 7,000 crystal modules reflect flashing colorful lights from diverse sources of light from inside of the hotel, displaying a variety of optical effects. This work is designed to demonstrate kinetic movements at certain times on the hour. Its crystal modules show not only spatial distinctiveness, but also an effect in which time is formulated through a repetition of the diamond structure’s deconstruction and reconstruction. Starting from the pared-down form of a diamond, this work displays movement as it morphs into interesting forms through its deconstruction. Visible from every floor including the first floor and the interior stairs, this work provides visitors with an entertaining spectacle. As it has been placed in the indoor space of the main hall, many spatial considerations are required so as not to obscure the open field of vision.

About the Artist

Mioon is an artist duo consisting of Min Sun Kim and Moon Sun Choi. Min Sun Kim completed a postgraduate course at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne after studying sculpture at Hongik University while Moon Sun Choi acquired Meisterschueler from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. The duo’s first solo show took place at Kunstmuseum Bonn and other numerous exhibitions were held at Kunstraum of Stadt Hilden, Kunstverein Koesfeld, the Coreana Museum of Art, and Paradise Zip. The duo participated in a number of biennales and group exhibitions held at the Daegu Art Museum, the Seoul Museum of Art, and the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art including the Changwon International Sculpture Biennale and the Moscow Biennale Special Exhibition. They won a number of awards such as the 1st Prize at the Songeun Arts Award, the Art Award for Media Art conferred by North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Dusseldorf Lovells Art Awards.

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