Nestled in the residential area of Tongui-dong near Gyeongbok Palace, Daelim Museum is a beloved destination among Korea’s young people. On weekends, trend-savvy visitors mill around the gallery taking a delight in cultural experiences offered here. Promoting itself as a museum where everyday life becomes art, Daelim sheds light on objects found around us and suggest new lifestyle, with candid, young and stylish exhibits.
This time, it has put on a photography show titled Nick Knight: IMAGE, which shows the works of British photographer Nick Knight, who is known for his unique, bold and experimental works that combine photography with fine art and digital graphic technologies.
1. Naomi Campbell wearing Yohji Yamamoto
2. Tatjana Patitz wearing Jil Sander
Fashion luminaries from designers Tom Ford and John Galliano to supermodel Kate Moss grace the walls next to ever-stylish celebrities Bjork and Lady Gaga. Not afraid to challenge the typecast and common ideas of beauty, the Londoner breaks the prejudice against fashion photography with pictures of handicapped. Over 100 photographs and videos are on display, including one that chronicle over two decades of collaboration with late Alexander McQueen, a fashion maverick who died in 2010. A must-see for those interested in fashion and photography.
5. Devon Aoki wearing Alexander McQueen
6. Nick Knight’s photography exhibition is until the end of March
7. The exterior of Daelim museum
8. Restful atmosphere of the museum
After seeing the show, enjoy a cup of tea at the café next door or take a walk along the Gyeongbok Palace, Tongin Market, and alleys of Seochon for a short but rewarding cultural break in Seoul. The exhibit runs through March 26, 2017. Admission is 5,000 won for adults.