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Cheongju National Museum of Contemporary Art in a Battle with Pigeons

Cheongju National Museum of Contemporary Art in a Battle with Pigeons

CHEONGJU, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) are focusing their efforts to tackle a flock of pigeons damaging the old cigarette manufacturing facility. The MMCA’s new exhibition hall at Cheongju, a former cigarette factory, has been ‘decorated’ with kites [...]

Nat’l Museum of Art Announces Artist of the Year

Nat’l Museum of Art Announces Artist of the Year

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) chose Song Sang-hee as the winner of the Korea Artist as the winner of the Korea Artist Prize on Wednesday. The prize, established in 2012 by the museum and the SBS Culture Foundation, is given to the most promising, resourceful artist with a sharp insight into society and art. “She reconstructs dark and tragic episodes in history by using shamanistic rituals and [...]

Number of Visitors to Local Tourist Attractions Soars 60% During Holiday

Number of Visitors to Local Tourist Attractions Soars 60% During Holiday

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of visitors to local tourist destinations soared nearly 60 percent during the recent Chuseok holiday season, government data showed Tuesday. According to data compiled by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, 8.87 million people visited 108 major tourist attractions in South Korea during the 10-day Chuseok break, the country’s autumn harvest celebration, up 59.6 percent from 5.56 million tallied last year. This year, the holiday ran from Sept. [...]

Special Exhibition for Korean Modern Art Opens in Gwacheon

Special Exhibition for Korean Modern Art Opens in Gwacheon

GWACHEON, South Korea, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Gwacheon National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art has put together a special exhibition titled ‘As the Moon Waxes and Wanes’, covering all eight of its galleries. Split into three main themes – interpretation, circulation and discovery – the exhibition will highlight [...]