Nationwide Museum of Fashionable and Up to date Artwork, Gwacheon
313 Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si
Republic of Korea
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This massive–scale everlasting exhibition that includes works within the museum assortment examines main currents of Korean fashionable and modern artwork. Approaching the course of Korean artwork historical past not from contained in the artwork world itself, however from a periodic and social perspective, the exhibition intends to overview the ambiance and the evolving conditions surrounding the featured works by offering archival supplies key to understanding the background from which the works emerged. This 15–part exhibition delineating some 120 years of Korean fashionable and modern artwork historical past was organized in cooperation with researchers specializing in every historic interval.
Artwork within the early 20th century departed from the query of the way to signify actuality, diverging into completely different types of expression that embody subjectivity and character. As the burden of the query shifted towards “what’s actual,” there emerged works with existential tendencies and varied experiments with creative expression. The later artwork scene shaped a rivaling construction between summary artwork with monochrome leanings and Minjung artwork types that penetrated the occasions—a construction that was quickly dismantled to provide rise to pluralistic works that sought decentralization. In the meantime, the standard Korean artwork scene sought to outline the id of “hangukhwa ” (Korean portray) by way of self–transformation. By way of Japanese occupation, liberation, the Korean Battle, nationwide division, the April 19 Revolution, the Yushin regime, and the 1988 Summer time Olympics in Seoul, main into the period of globalization, Korean artists have demonstrated an unyielding creative consciousness, striving to sublimate the ordeals introduced upon by historical past into works consultant of a zeitgeist.
Galleries 5 and 6 on the third ground marshal artworks from the 1900s to 1970s. Persevering with on the second ground, Galleries three and four and the hall current works from the late 1970s to 2000s. Strolling by way of completely different time durations and witnessing how artwork has advanced with the altering circumstances of the nation, the viewers will be capable to grasp the natural relationship between artwork and society, and the periodic growth of various creative media.
The MMCA has offered an array of exhibitions highlighting Korean artwork historical past and has acquired and managed an in depth assortment and archive with its deal with establishing a complete historical past of Korean artwork. This exhibition shall be a possibility for the museum to casually method the general public and open their eyes to Korean artwork and historical past.