MoCA Busan
Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

Museum of Contemporary Art Busan is a public art museum set up by Busan Metropolitan City in South Korea. Located on Eulsukdo Island in the lower Nakdong River estuary, its building whose total floor area reaches 15,312 square meters was completed in 2017 on a site of 29,900 square meters. Created in this three-story building are exhibit spaces on the basement level and on its first and second floors. Added also to this building are a storage area, a seminar room, an experience room, a children’s library, a reference room, a curatorial office, and other offices.

Preparing for its opening in the middle of 2018 as a cultural hub in the West Busan area, the museum is the nation’s first public museum for contemporary art that will bring art of our time into the spotlight. The museum will carry out its role through exhibitions that raise new discourses based on its studies into today’s art tendencies and social contexts, future-oriented art education programs, the establishment of a network with other art institutions and cooperation with them, collection of contemporary artworks, and other academic events.

The museum plans multi-pronged activities to associate the region with art and the world with the future, designating Nature, New Media, and Humanity as its seminal agenda. We have high hopes that intriguing art that pursues positive relationships with nature, man, and art will be shared at this forum for experiments under the circumstances we face now and through changes in society as well as science and technology.

MoCA Busan
Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

Museum of Contemporary Art Busan is a public art museum set up by Busan Metropolitan City in South Korea. Located on Eulsukdo Island in the lower Nakdong River estuary, its building whose total floor area reaches 15,312 square meters was completed in 2017 on a site of 29,900 square meters. Created in this three-story building are exhibit spaces on the basement level and on its first and second floors. Added also to this building are a storage area, a seminar room, an experience room, a children’s library, a reference room, a curatorial office, and other offices.

Preparing for its opening in the middle of 2018 as a cultural hub in the West Busan area, the museum is the nation’s first public museum for contemporary art that will bring art of our time into the spotlight. The museum will carry out its role through exhibitions that raise new discourses based on its studies into today’s art tendencies and social contexts, future-oriented art education programs, the establishment of a network with other art institutions and cooperation with them, collection of contemporary artworks, and other academic events.

The museum plans multi-pronged activities to associate the region with art and the world with the future, designating Nature, New Media, and Humanity as its seminal agenda. We have high hopes that intriguing art that pursues positive relationships with nature, man, and art will be shared at this forum for experiments under the circumstances we face now and through changes in society as well as science and technology.

Tae Hun Kang
  • Georg Kussmann: FRG
    Publication
    MACK
    International
    The German dramatist Heiner Müller observed that German history lies as if smothered by a rheumatism blanket: beneath there is warmth and stagnation, just enough to give the impression all is well, while the peripheries are freezing. Georg Kussmann’s photographs in FRG were created under this metaphoric blanket. Made in the Federal Republic of Germany over a single summer, they depict everyday scenes of life, work, and leisure (more…)
  • RAY Echoes. Emotion
    May 3 – Sep 1, 2024
    Museum Angewandte Kunst
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    For decades, the art institutions and collections in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region have been home to a remarkable density and expertise in the field of photography and related media. Following on from the first four successful editions of RAY the Triennial of Photography, eleven cooperating institutions are once again joining forces to make this focus internationally visible. With exhibitions, numerous events, and a three-day festival on the triennial theme of ECHOES, RAY offers a multifaceted exploration of photography. (more…)