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Jinnie Seo

Shaping Space With Her Hands

By Jayoon Choi

JINNIE SEO in her studio, working on her public media art project, On the Move

for the State Tower Mansan building facade in Seoul, Korea, 2011. Courtesy the artist. 

Ribbons of steel, cut into three-centimeter-wide strips, pulsate along the walls of the Mongin Art Center in Seoul. Weighing nearly two tons, and 6,400 meters long, the metal structure forms free-floating, intersecting curves. Once rigid and immobile, the industrial material comes alive, seeming to defy gravity, as it transforms the concrete exhibition space…

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