New sculpture takes shape at Te Pae Convention Center in Christchurch


Moment of Movement, by artist Seung Yul Oh, is housed in Tae Pae on Colombo St in central Christchurch.

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Moment of Movement, by artist Seung Yul Oh, is housed in Tae Pae on Colombo St in central Christchurch.

Most of the artwork for the new Christchurch Convention Center was installed before it opened, but it took until the building was finished.

Moment of Movement is a sculpture by Seung Yul Oh constructed from the outer fabric of Te Pae.

The metallic-looking sculpture faces Colombo St and is made of fiberglass panels covered in a custom paint finish.

A spokesperson for the reconstruction company Crown Ōtākaro said the sculpture was meant to reflect both the lights and sounds of the city during the day and night.

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Neo-Korean artist Seung Yul Oh has just opened a new exhibition at Te Uru Gallery in Titirangi.

Installation has so far taken several weeks and is expected to be completed in October.

The design, construction and installation of the structure will cost approximately $220,000. It was budgeted as part of the overall construction cost.

Oh, based in Auckland, is a Korean-born multimedia visual artist whose work combines East Asian and Western influences, sometimes with a whimsical flavor. He exhibits internationally.

Moment of Movement is set up outside Te Pae in Christchurch.

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Moment of Movement is set up outside Te Pae in Christchurch.

Another work by Oh, the brightly colored Conduct Cumulus, was installed in the South Quadrangle of the Christchurch Arts Center in 2017.

Other major Te Pae artworks include Te Aika 2021 at the entrance to Oxford Tce, which was designed by Rachael Rakena and Simon Kaan and cost $440,000.

Inside is Hana, a suspended work by Lonnie Hutchinson made from 11,000 glass and acrylic beads and weighing just over a ton.

Seung Yul Oh is a visual multimedia artist.

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Seung Yul Oh is a visual multimedia artist.

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