Art, Fashion, Fabricate

Henrik Vibskov

The Daelim Museum in Jongno-gu, central Seoul, never shies away from bringing the biggest artists, and the biggest crowds. This time it’s Danish fashion designer, and artist, Henrik Vibskov’s turn to transform the museum into an oasis for art admirers.        

Henrik Vibskov – Fabricate, combines works from both the fashion and art world, as envisioned by Vibskov. As a designer, he comes from a unique perspective that goes against the grain of what should be done in fashion. The same could be said for his artworks. Upon entering the Daelim Museum, it’s hard to imagine how the works on display could be c onsidered art. It is, however, an exceptional feat that the artist can transcend from a fashion point of view into an artistic point of view. With a combination of over 300 pieces of works on display, from portraits, to photographs, and even blow up dolls, this is truly a unique exhibition.

Works like “Fragile Soap Bodies”, “Russian Boys”, and “Popeye-Death by Penises”, elevate the artist into a new world of contemporary art thinking. Crossing over and combining both forms of artistry is just as prevalent on the third floor of the museum where the artist reconstructed “The Mint Institute”. When entering the space, an attendant hands over a piece of mint for the viewer to chew on, while being engulfed by a mint-colored, air-inflated environment. Meanwhile, projected on a screen ahead is a fashion runway show. This is definitely the highlight of the exhibition.

Henrik Vibskov – Fabricate will come to a close on December 31, 2015. Daelim Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Tickets are priced at W5,000. For more information visit daelimmuseum.org.

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