Art Museums in Seoul

Art Museums in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea (B)

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), located beside Gyeongbokgung Palace, offers eight galleries.

When I visited, one of the exhibits, occupying three galleries, was about the life and works of Yun Hyong Keun (1928-2007). He only fully committed himself to art in 1973, when we has 45 years old. The hardships he had to endure—he was imprisoned—showed in his work: from the blue tones of his art (1960s to 1973) prior to his detention to the dark/black tones after his imprisonment (after being imprisoned, he could not find a steady job).

Another exhibit showcased art installations by Choi Jeong Hwa. The collection was entitled "Blooming Matrix" and the installations were made from everyday things like chairs, pots, rocks, buoys, etc. Quite interesting what one can do with ordinary, everyday things!

The third exhibit showed the works of four artists, each answering a question as its theme and using a different medium. The best one for me was by Jae Ho Jung with his paintings of buildings and the art installation of a rocket. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Art Museums in Seoul
Guide Location: South Korea » Seoul
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Mustachio Ventures
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Jeonggwanheon Hall of Deoksugung Palace
  • Arario Museum in Space
  • Seoul Museum of Art
  • Dream Forest Art Center
  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza
  • Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial

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