Artists: Huang Suro, Kim Ahyen, Kim Miyangbom, Kaun Hiyewon, Lee Yassing, Lee Yongba e UN SUNG Jongsang, Jinie Seo, Shin Hyewoo, Yun Suknam
Deuxsuung Palace is one of the five royal palaces in Seoul. Although it was referred to as the “Palace of the Korean Empire (1897–1910)” or “Emperor Gojong’s Palace,” in fact, the Dexonging Palace is constantly evolving politically and socially. Before becoming the palace of the Korean Empire, it was once the private residence of the royal family of Jose, and in the late 16th century it became the palace of the emperor during the Imperial War. After the end of the empire, the palace was transformed into a public park under Japanese rule, and after Korea’s independence, These variables are fully reflected in the gardens of Deoxugen, especially in the geometric style of the garden in front of Seojojo. The Gionyon Gugung, the capital of the José Dynasty, was built in early 1940, in the capital, Hayanng (Seoul). Feng Shui Principles, or geometry, and the construction of the main and first palaces by the traditional East Asian process, Dioksung was built in the center of the city about 500 years before Josie was founded. Therefore, the topography and landscapes, including gardens, are different from the previous examples. This fourth diocese project will use the “garden” as a mediator to reclaim the past and to remember its value in today’s world.
In the dictionary, “garden” is often translated “land in a house where small plants and flowers grow.” In general, however, it can be described as “artificial nature” or “secondary nature.” In this way, the garden can be described as the best mediator between human beings and nature. In addition, it is a general manifestation of human values and the spirit of the age in nature and culture. The emergence of civil society in the West and its rise to prominence in the 18th century has already led to a decline in horticultural culture. Instead, a new trend in parks began to spread. A park or public park is a “modern invention” based on a political democratic society. In non-Western cultures, the concept of “park” has long been one of the tools of civilization, where the term “western” has long been synonymous with “modernity.” And in this context, as these cultures opened their ports to foreign trade, Western parks began to be introduced. However, the “modern” age often conflicts with the “modern” era, which further complicates the negative image. And the same goes for parks. Therefore, when discussing the garden of Dexgung, one should take into account the ambiguity of Korean modernity, as the Japanese colonial authority forcibly transformed the royal palaces of Deoxugung and other José dynasties into public parks and expanded their park culture.
The project’s title, “Imaginary Garden,” was inspired by the later Jason dynasty.uwon (1: 2), ”or the garden of one’s mind. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Jose dynasty voluntarily entered their own “garden in the garden” where they could express and enjoy the beautiful taste without any external restrictions. With modern uwon Intellectual artists meditate on the history, philosophy, and practices of their garden to create a variety of interests and opportunities for their own garden.