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HiKR Ground (하이커 그라운드)

HiKR Ground (하이커 그라운드)

0     2023-03-21

40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

HiKR Ground is a tourism promotion center that utilizes K-pop experience and media art and is operated by Korea Tourism Organization's Seoul Center. The name HiKR combines "Hi from KoRea" and aims to provide a playground for global travelers. In particular, the various tourism content appeals to Millenials and Gen Z. On the first floor, K-art is the central theme and visitors can view artworks by famous Korean artists on the large HiKR Wall. On the third floor, at the HiKR Atrium, visitors can view unique art pieces all throughout the center.

Jeongok Prehistory Musuem (전곡선사박물관)

Jeongok Prehistory Musuem (전곡선사박물관)

45219     2023-03-07

2 , Pyeonghwa-ro 443beon-gil, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Jeongok Prehistory Museum is a relics museum built in the Paleolithic ruins of Jeongok-ri, a historical site that rewrote the history of Paleolithic research in the world with the discovery of the first Acheulean hand ax in East Asia. Centered on Paleolithic relics such as an Acheulean hand ax excavated from the Jeongok-ri Paleolithic site, the exhibition space is composed of relics of various themes to systematically understand human evolution and Paleolithic culture.

Bunker des Lumières (빛의 벙커)

0     2023-02-17

2039-22, Goseong-ri, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

An old bunker, which had once been a state-owned key communications facility, was reborn as Bunker des Lumières after being sold to a private group in 2012. Bunker des Lumières is an immersive media art project formed with the concept of art regeneration that integrates art, technology and music. Masterpieces of world-famous artists like Gustav Klimt and Vincent van Gogh are presented through projection mapping technology as a new way to approach and enjoy art. Immersive media art provides the experience of being not only visually but also synaesthetically immersed in art, thus helping the audience to easily understand and enjoy various artworks. Fast-paced videos backed up with magnificent music are also an element that cannot be left out of immersive media art. The venue turned a neglected space into an exhibit so it also serves the function of urban regeneration. It is exciting to peruse an artist's life and their world of art through a film-like video.

Nohyung Supermarket (노형수퍼마켙)

Nohyung Supermarket (노형수퍼마켙)

0     2023-02-15

89, Nohyeong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

Nohyung Supermarket is a media art theme park of a grand, overwhelming scale with a maximum x_height of 20 meters (equivalent to a six-story building) over a total floor space of approx. 4,000 square meters.

The venue consists of five exhibits centered on media art video spaces under the concept of "a journey of discovering one's own identity in a space where the natural and unnatural coexist."  Inside the gallery are shops dedicated to black-and-white theme such as Nohyung Dabang cafe, where one can enjoy a variety of beverages and desserts; and a souvenir shop called Nohyung General Store which sells special souvenirs of unique designs that match Nohyung Supermarket's overall theme.

Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema (아라리오 뮤지엄 탑동 시네마)

Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema (아라리오 뮤지엄 탑동 시네마)

0     2023-02-15

14, Tapdong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema was created by Kim Chang-il, a famous artwork collector in Korea, who reused an abandoned building to make a contemporary art museum. The building did not go through extreme renovation, allowing visitors enjoy the building's original features along with the artworks. The underground floor and four ground floors hold exhibits where visitors can take photographs (flash photography not allowed), and the fifth floor houses a souvenir shop and a cafe where visitors can relax and enjoy panoramic views of the old city center and Tap-dong.

Busan National Science Museum (국립부산과학관)

Busan National Science Museum (국립부산과학관)

7949     2023-02-13

59, Dongbusangwangwang 6-ro, Gijang-gun, Busan

Busan National Science Museum was established to promote the wonders of science and provide visitors with an opportunity to enjoy everything science has to offer. Themed exhibitions related to vehicles, spaceships, and energy development led by the cities of Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongsangnam-do are available. The museum aims to promote a further understanding of science.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Cheongju (국립현대미술관(청주관))

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Cheongju (국립현대미술관(청주관))

18     2023-02-09

314, Sangdang-ro, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Cheongju presents the country's first-ever open storage formed based on artworks owned by the museum, the government, and Art Bank. The open storage currently stores collections, which are a basic component of an art museum, and not only offers a great volume of works open to the public but also enables visitors to understand even the hidden functions of an art museum, thus acting as an art museum with an expanded concept.

* Source: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Art Center Incheon (아트센터인천)

0     2023-02-07

222, Art center-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon

Art Center Incheon in Songdo International City is a global cultural space and complex which its design was inspired by conductor's hand movements. The unique exterior, the view connecting the sea, and the world-class sound system prove that Art Center Incheon is not just a performance hall but also architecturally meaningful. In November 2018, the concert hall opened to communicate with the world through music and expand the realm of art. Art Center Incheon is emerging as a landmark of Incheon thanks to its plans to act as a foundation for the community's cultural infrastructure and provide citizens with opportunities to enjoy original and wide-ranging culture and art.

Gimpo Art Village (김포 아트빌리지)

0     2023-02-06

170, Modamgongwon-ro, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do

Gimpo Art Village features various culture and arts experience sites, an art center exhibition hall where high-quality exhibits can be enjoyed, an outdoor performing stage that can accommodate up to 1,000 people at once, and a traditional play experience ground. The Village also has a traditional hanok stay experience hall, multipurpose hall and practice rooms where art clubs and organizations can engage in creative activities to their heart's content, a VR (virtual reality) experience hall for people of all ages and genders, and many other spaces for culture and arts for citizens to enjoy in the midst of their lives.

Historical background: The Unyang-dong part of Modamsan Mountain where Gimpo Art Village is located is speculated to be the origin of the ancient country of Baekje. Seated before broad plains and Najincheon Stream, the art village also sits in front of Modamsan, the home of numerous Mahan tombs from which a 120-centimeter-long steel sword, crystal jade, and golden earrings, the oldest of its kind unearthed thus far, were once discovered. There have also been many discoveries of settlements from the New Stone Age and Bronze Age as well as dolmens from the Bronze Age so it is believed that a group with a powerful authority had been living in the Modamsan area since ancient times. In the Joseon period, the area became a part of Cheonhyeon-ri and Cheongsudong-ri, Seokhan-myeon. Modamsan is the home of the shrine and grave of Sim Ong, a military vassal from the early Joseon Dynasty who was a second-level meritorious vassal and had the positions of General Jeolchung and later Yeonguijeong, which was given after his death. Also located on the northern riverside of Hangang is Gambawi Rock where Jungbong Jo Heon, a civil vassal from the mid-Joseon period and leader of a righteous army, used to fish to soothe his patriotic sentiments.


0     2023-02-03

37-3, Taejong-ro 105beon-gil, Yeongdo-gu, Busan

AREA6 is a multipurpose cultural space made to promote the artisans and artists of Busan as a part of an urban regeneration project. On the first floor, there are a total of nine spaces, including F&B brands, select shops, and information centers. The second floor is a co-working space and lounge, and the third floor consists of a rooftop and seminar room that anyone can freely use. It was designed sensibly by keeping the existing buildng's shape without compromising volume and scale. Each space, such as a small alley that leads from the yard like a maze, is full of individuality and is fun to look around. Busan's local brands, such as Ineoajimae, Busan Drinks, and Samjin Fish Cake are located here, and a flea market is also held irregularly.