Everybody has a Story Close
- Period/ 2014.07.17(Thu) ~ 2014.10.05(Sun)
Contemporary art sometimes stimulates the curiosity of audiences by puzzling them. Sometimes it is so difficult to understand that it makes the audience – one who would otherwise appreciate it – give up. At times it is hard to know the meaning of the work without hearing the purpose of the work directly from the artist, curator, or docent. The moment an artwork is out of the artist’s hands, the interpretation and appreciation of an artwork is given over to an audience, however audiences are still curious about the real intentions behind the work.
Art on the Street_Graffiti Art Close
- Period/ 2014.07.07(Mon) ~ 2014.10.05(Sun)
In July 2014, the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art(Gyeonggi MoMA) opens an exhibition which introduces Korean Graffiti Art in order to understand its different styles and meanings. It is amazing that Graffiti Art outside the systems is displayed inside the systems of an art museum and evaluated as an art index by the audiences. At some point, an art museum has been established as a symbol of the art system, and thereby artworks inside the museum are under implicit protection. Art has existed long before a museum was born. It is a relatively recent phenomenon to define what art is, at least what an important art is within the systems of the art world in history.
Looking Back of Korean Art History Close
- Period/ 2014.04.17(Thu) ~ 2014.07.06(Sun)
On April 17, 2014, the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (Gyeonggi MoMA) holds an exhibition of paintings in a turbulent era of Korean art as a special event. Distinctive from other exhibitions planned by Gyeonggi MoMA, this is an experimental exhibit based on the Korean modern art. The works on display would be classic differentiated from the established experimental contemporary art. Yet, they are the starting point of the Korean modern art, and it is true that they are situated in an important place as textbook works of art in the history of Korean art. They divide artists into the left and right domains in history, and their evaluations have been left out due to a perspective (political) difference. In fact, it is not unusual not to care about the periodic difference of the perspective since these are phenomena occurring in the structure of contemporary Korean society. Currently, the artists forming the basis of contemporary art from 1950s to 1990s are newly interpreted by political power, or the evaluation beyond periodic perspective sheds new light on them.
A Day with Nam June Paik Close
- Period/ 2014.04.10(Thu) ~ 2014.06.22(Sun)
In the spring of 2014, the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art has mounted an exhibition A Day with Nam June Paik, through which we are introduced to Nam June Paik, the greatest artist that Korea has ever produced. Paik is considered to be the founder of video art showcasing recorded, synthesized, and edited video images, exploiting televisions in his artworks for the first time in the world.
Portraying This Space and That Dream Close
- Period/ 2014.04.05(Sat) ~ 2014.04.24(Thu)
The Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (GMoMA) unveils Emerging of the Space, an exhibition designed to clarify that space is not only a physical condition but a site bearing thought and emotion from November 21, 2015 through April 9, 2016. The exhibition that drew 30,000 visitors opened an audience engagement program in which each viewer is asked to portray a space they thought was superb and put what they depicted on the wall. And thankfully, as many as 2,000 people left their pictures. As the organizer thought that it’s not enough to send them some gift, the museum displayed 400 chosen pieces.
New Works of Nine Promising Artists: The Breath of Fresh Close
- Period/ 2013.12.27(Fri) ~ 2014.03.30(Sun)
The Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation will hold The Breath of Fresh, an exhibition featuring new works by nine promising artists, from December 27, 2013 through March 31, 2014 (101 days). Newly planned by the foundation this year, the exhibition is a creation support program to discover up-and-coming artists in the field of visual art. A prescribed grant and a chance to hold an exhibition at the GMoMA will be provided to the selected artists. The program is proud to have selected the following nine artists for the first installment: KIM Siha, Insane PARK, PARK Hyungkeun, LEE Aram, JO Seub, JEON Jinkyung, CHA Seung-eon, HONG Namki, and HONG Wonseok.