Flash Reward: Love South Korean contemporary art? Museum and gallery guide giveaway


Win your very own copy of Museums & Galleries: Displaying Korea’s Past and Future, published by Seoul Selection in collaboration with the Korea Foundation. This new guide has an entire chapter dedicated to the country’s top art institutions.

Museums & Galleries: Displaying Korea’s Past and Future

Museums & Galleries: Displaying Korea’s Past and Future

According to a review of the publication by the The Korea Herald, published in December of 2011,

The chapter [on major art institutions] intelligently delves into how the emergence of these galleries is deeply linked to Korea’s modernisation and industrialisation which took place in the last fifty years.

We have one copy of Museums & Galleries: Displaying Korea’s Past and Future to give away for our January/February 2012 Flash Reward. All you have to do is leave your answer to the question below in the comment section of this post, or leave a message with your answer on our Facebook page or Twitter account. We will draw the winning name randomly on Wednesday 29 February 2012 and the winner will be contacted by email shortly after.

The question: What South Korean public institution or gallery showing contemporary Asian art do you most enjoy visiting? (You can just name the institution, but if you want to, feel free to tell us why, too. And if you cannot think of just one, name a few!)

So, leave a comment below or head to Art Radar on Facebook or Twitter and leave your answer there. Winning is as easy as that!


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Flash Reward: Love South Korean contemporary art? Museum and gallery guide giveaway — 13 Comments

  1. I have to agree with Ashley–Artsonje Center can’t be denied. It excels across the board, in terms of the quality of its exhibitions, ambitious programming calendar, dynamic gallery spaces and wonderful bookstore/cafe.

    The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art belongs right up there as well, however. Having Samsung as its sponsor ensures that everything is absolutely top-notch: from the architecture (Rem Koolhaas, Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel) to the permanent collection (strong in modern/contemporary as well as Korean oriental painting and ceramics) to its special exhibitions (this year has Suh Do Ho’s first solo exhibition since his 2003 show at Artsonje, followed by a solo exhibition by Anish Kapoor).

    For something a bit more underground (and not backed with corporate funding), my pick is Project Space Sarubia. Its space is raw and its exhibitions varied, giving it the personality that the majority of art spaces in Seoul lack (Artsonje and Leeum included). It’s small and easy to miss; once you’ve found it, though, you’ll definitely want to come back again and again.

  2. Thank you, Marie, for your entry. We will draw the winner today, so keep an eye on your inbox just in case!

  3. Thanks, Ashely, for signing up for the draw. Consider yourself in to win! We at Art Radar completely agree that bilingual catalogues make all the difference when visiting an exhibition in a country where you don’t speak the language, and are essential in really coming to understand the concepts behind an exhibition. Thanks for sharing!

  4. For me, it’s the Artsonje Center. It has consistently impressive, adventurous, and insightful programming, from Oh Inhwan’s solo show a few years ago to the more recent Bahc Yiso retrospective. And they do great bilingual catalogues for each exhibition too.

  5. Thanks for entering, Kate. We have our fingers (and toes) crossed for you!

  6. Last July I saw a fantastic exhibition of Chang Jia’s work at Jungmiso Gallery in Seoul. Jungmiso gets my vote! Thank you!

  7. Thank you, Alice, for your comment. Consider yourself in to win!

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