Garden, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul

Garden is 1st Anniversary Exhibition of MMCA Seoul. In 2013, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul opened its doors for the first time with the objective to be perceived as an urban cultural center that welcomes visitors with warm, open arms. Garden is conceived and presented to celebrate the fact that MMCA Seoul has accomplished one of its missions to become a utopian garden for the general public on the first anniversary of its birth.

Do you have a garden ?
How long will this people who can say ‘there’ to this question among modern people living in the city.

Practical function as well, and the weary mind relaxed during the stroll aesthetic appreciation function and further gardens, our spirit is exalted, it can be done with a relaxing play to try ruminant themselves, satisfaction like you own the like utopia that can, who can say they have such a wonderful garden is even more rare.

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art opened its doors one year ago, aiming to open the cultural space in the city center. 8 In two exhibition rooms 5 Seoul tube began to two exhibitions will last after the Opening Exhibition 1 years during the 16 progress of one variety of exhibitions and events, and levels as a place of high culture experience emerged as the city in galleries loved by the people to meet the established objectives It was.

The Garden Exhibition, which began with a lush green forest set against the sea, was designed with the idea that the Seoul Pavilion, now celebrating its first anniversary, is an ideal garden for the public.

1. Encounter
In the first section of this exhibition “Encounter”, viewers are surrounded by works of art that are reflective of the multifarious and even chaotically boisterous aspects of our lives. They are to be delighted to see the scenes full of vitality, love, gratification, and jollity on one hand but on the other to be confronted by those inflicted by gloominess and madness and even by the memories of the hurts and bruises that did not fail to succumb to war and death

“There are ten thousand books in the chest, the eyes of the exhibition stands out, and the wagon wheels and horse footprints are only half of the world, so that you can brush it. ”
– Joe plays (趙希鵠, Southern Song, 1195 BC – 1242 BC activities)

Dong Qichang (董其昌, people, 1555-1636) came to ‘go the way of reading the Great Books of ten thousand (行萬里路讀萬卷書) say this was expressed in “get all of our lives, as well as learning to learn Experiences also indicate that they are the source of art.

In the ‘meeting’ area, visitors come across works that reflect our colorful and even dazzling experiences in our life’s journey. While life is full of joy and love and joy, melancholy, and the look full of madness, it will face the memories of the war and wound up with death.

2. Pause
A space for “Pause” awaits viewers at the very point where the rampages of brilliant and unsettling colors and disquieting emotions have stopped. Its dense black-and-white forest under a magnificent waterfall helps one to slow down his or her hurried mind and to take a deep breath of fresh air.

It is while dwelling in forests and gardens rams his cheonpum anyone want Baigo… should not hate anyone under restraint on earthly rubella. Fog and clouds peer rising sensitivity is fresh in the scenic Tokyo is anyone…. But in practice, so that the severed ears to hear and eyes to see, If you get angry with the fine workmanship draws cool the natural landscape, dare mountain and garden You can enjoy the scenery without looking for it…
– Guo Xi (郭熙, 11 century to 11 century)

This is why the mainstream of the North Songdae Flower Garden has changed from portrait paintings to landscape painting.

At the end of the flash of color and emotion, the space of rest provides a breath-taking experience that lets you breathe clear air deep into your lungs through a dense black-and-white forest beneath a majestic waterfall.. The images and information are overflowing era, perhaps we are now a group of nature to rest and laying down our stress through the picture like old people enjoyed the landscapes (Qi) may want to put in the work necessary to put.

3. Dialogue
Upon entering a darkened dark space after taking a pause in the woods, one finds an eighteenth-century Buddhist hanging scroll made during the Joseon Dynasty and works by a twenty-first-century American video artist are conversing with each another. Together with the huge Buddhist painting scroll, two video and sound installations are on display: Tristan’s Ascension and Fire Woman. These works by Bill Viola were produced for Wagner’s opera created based on the Celtic legend called “Tristan and Isolde. These three works of art are displayed together in a single space. But the use of a sequential lighting system prevents them from being seen all at the same time. It is as if one throws a question and then disappears from a stage and the other enters it in order to give an answer. It is not just the works that engage in the dialogue. Encouraged to take part in this dialogue, viewers are forced to be faced with the questions that their inner minds ask them.

In the dark spaces that pass through the forest, you can see the 18th- century Joseon fire and the 21st- century American media artist’s work facing each other.

The Hanging Buddha, a hanging statue used in outdoor ceremonies designed for more people to attend the court, is a rare cultural heritage that only three countries around the world, Tibet, Mongolia and Korea have. The hanging Buddha that appears in this space is known as Shakyamuni. Scene holding a flower ‘market chloride (拈華示衆) and the famous story of’ background. When Shakyamuni rained down from the sky during the sermon on Yeongchwi Mountain, it contains a scene where Gaseom only knew the meaning and smiled when he heard a lotus flower that had fallen. This story is meant to be an example of a question and answer made of silence, regardless of fact.

Media images are presented with a huge gwaebul of Bill Viola designed for Wagner’s opera made on the basis of “Tristan and Isolde” in Celtic legends < Ascension Tristan > and < injustice women > a. These works, made as part of the Tristan Project, are sublime and magnificent with media delays using high-speed photography and magnificent sound.

These works are in one space but are not revealed simultaneously due to sequential lighting. As if one side asked a question and disappeared, the other appeared to answer. Q & A does not occur only between works. Those who watch the garden will also participate in this question and face their inner questions.

4. soyoyu (逍遙遊) Wandering AT EASE
Soyoyu is’ take it ‘and’ organic, which means that without relaxing eolmaeim (遊) is a concept created by the combination of the firstborn “as one word. This play, which combines the purification of the soul, the liberation of the spirit, and the acquisition of Tao, is an important element of Jangja Aesthetics.

Headed for the exit, one thousand won of local “garden” (Tenman員地方) The last area of the exhibition, resembling the shape of the pond, the MMCA was prepared Luxury Collection line. < We are the revolution is > called shouting the work of Joseph Beuys and many take off the symbol Pleasant imagined the unfolding work of seoeunae writers lazily fly in liquidated riding robots that, coexisting in monochrome works that rejected the narrative and space, and the center I look at the works of Nam June Paik who said that “art is a lie” which occupies a round island. 1950 from ‘s work of national and international artists, consisting of recent work, spreading to some difficult to converge to a common denominator, a variety of work involved to play in and conduct walking the exhibition is like across freely a variety of imagination and sensibility of the artists playing leisurely swim Will be the same experience.

You are not only useful and beautiful and fair, naemyeo put your life, able to breathe a breath and other breathing of a tired routine and, throwing the question to be able to face the sublimity and deep questions of your inner, or questions Do you have a garden that will answer your questions, so that your spirit and spirit will be lifted and taken freely.

The Garden exhibition is the answer of the Seoul Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

“You have such a garden. ”
Do you have a garden that is both useful and beautiful, that manifests and reflects your life, that facilitates you to ease your breath away from your frantic and exhausting daily routines, that lets you to discover your inner sublimity, that both makes you be brave and calm enough to confront the existential questions heard from your mind, and that gives you the answers to those questions so that you can lift your soul and mind and take a stroll in freedom with no burden on your shoulders? Garden is MMCA Seoul’s Answer to this question.

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul opened in November 2013 at Samcheong-ro, Culture Street.

In the past, there was a small schematic post, Joseon Paik, Kyujanggak, and Saganwon. After the Korean War, it was located in the center of politics and culture with historical origins where the Armed Forces Capital Hospital and Kimusa were located.

It is a complex arts and cultural center equipped with facilities such as exhibition halls and education halls, digital information room, multi-project hall, MMCA film and video, and various exhibitions, movies, performances, education, etc. You can find various arts and cultures.

In addition, Seoul is surrounded by a courtyard, where the old Kimusa building and Jong-in’s parents are in harmony, andyou can see Mt.

Facing Gyeongbokgung Palace in the center of Korea’s city center, Seoul aims to open an art museum with the highest priority for communication with domestic and foreign visitors.

Please enjoy the enjoyment of culture and art at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, an open art museum where anyone can easily enjoy contemporary contemporary art.