Ando in Korea

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After 7+ years of construction, Tadao Ando’s design of the Hansol Museum in Korea’s Gangwon province recently opened to the public. Sited atop a mountain and adjacent to a 250-acre forest preserve, the museum’s stone, concrete and glass structure respectfully nods to and respects the surrounding landscape. Housing the modern and contemporary collection of the founder of a paper company, the art within and around includes a lovely arc-ed red outdoor sculpture of Mark di Suvero’s, and four light installation experiences by James Turrell. A stone garden with alternating mounds weaves through the surrounding lush forest to the Turrell works.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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