Creating Innovative and Entertaining Learning Experiences for Children The first and largest children’s museum in Korea where children can experience and learn on their own, GyeongGi Children’s Museum (GCM) aims to grow with children in today’s changing environment. The museum offers nine experience halls to promote the development of children’s character and creativity as well […]
A World-Class Paleolithic Research Center In 1978, an Acheulean hand axe was found in the area of Hantangang River. The axe was the first Acheulean artifact found in East Asia and was used 300,000 years ago. Since then, Paleolithic sites in Jeongok-ri have led to a new understanding of the history of Paleolithic studies in […]
Learning about the Lives of Silhak Scholars and Their Philosophy of Seeking Truth from Facts GyeongGi-do is the birthplace of Silhak. It is the location of the largest collection of artifacts and records related to Silhak in Korea. Even today, a number of ruins where Silhak scholars lived and studied can be found in various […]
The House Where the Spirit of Nam June Paik Lives On In 2001, the artist Nam June Paik first discussed the establishment of the Nam June Paik Art Center with the Gyeongi-do Government. Later, the artist named the center himself as “The House Where the Spirit of Nam June Paik Lives On,” and it opened […]
GyeongGi-do’s Tradition, Energy, and Power GyeongGi Provincial Museum opened in 1996 with the objective of preparing for the future by highlighting and passing down the history of GyeongGi-do and the traditions of its culture. Because of the museum’s dedication to the collection and preservation of artifacts, academic research, and exhibitions and education programs, it has […]
Celebrating the fifth anniversary, the Prize has carried on the spirit of Nam June Paik by acknowledging artists who venture beyond the known horizon to discover the unknown through ceaseless experiments and innovative works. The prize winner, Blast Theory exploring socio-political aspects of technology, has captured the world’s attention through their works that have created new forms of performance and interactive art.
Special Exhibition Commemorating 120 Years of Korean and Russian-Korean Studies at St. Petersburg University 《The Ascetic Path: Korean DANSAEKHWA》
In the early 1970s, contemporary Korean artists were undergoing a period of serious experimentation. Going beyond the traditional questions of "What do I paint and how", they tirelessly asked themselves, "Why must I paint?", "What is painting?", and "What is the spiritual essence of Korea?" It was in this process of soul-searching that the truest form of Korean contemporary art was born: Dansaekhwa
The Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art is unveiling a contemporary craft exhibition on a large scale to mark the 11th anniversary of its opening. This exhibition brings together works by 32 craft artists in the fields of woodcraft, textile art, metalcraft, ceramics, and glasswork who have lived or actively worked mainly in the Gyeonggi area.
The exhibition features contemporary artists’ thoughts and reflections on the rapidly changing technological environment. Since the Great Exhibition in 1851 at Crystal Palace, London, the rosy future promised by the state-driven technological development has brought about today’s fourth industrial revolution led by the internet and digital information technology. However, the belief that technological advance will open a new world for human beings has, in return, produced the fear that the very technology will also take away jobs from humans and even their identity .