Chang Lee-kyu, “Nostalgia”. Oil on canvas, 130cmX162cm (2021)
For the summer season, the Jeju Museum of Art presents “Post Modernity : Modernity = Hyper Reality : Reality” featuring the works of 25 Korean artists categorized into family, pine trees, bamboo, and white porcelain.
From June 22 through to Sept. 26, the museum invites visitors to take a break from the summer heat and appreciate the art on display in an unhurried, thoughtful manner.
Pai Un-soung, “Portrait of Family”. Oil on canvas, 140cmX200cm (1930–35)
As Curator Kim Kyung-jin explains in the opening panel of the exhibition, “Viewing pictures is not merely a visual activity, but rather an act of recognition. Listening to music doesn’t involve simply listening with your ears. You focus with your knowledge, experience, and emotions.”
The Jeju Museum of Art is located in a beautiful spot on Hallasan Mountain just south of Jeju City. Behind the museum is a lovely park where you can stroll and appreciate nature and the various sculptures installed there.
To abide by COVID-19 prevention measures, the Jeju Museum of Art has a limit of 30 visitors per hour to view the exhibition. Though reservations are not required for non-Korean visitors, please note that depending on availability you may have to wait.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling to Jeju is problematic. In the meantime, we are highlighting some of the island’s attractions. We sincerely hope you will visit Jeju once it is safe to do so.
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