* 〈Three Columns〉 by Kim Ju-hyeon(artist) will be on display until 14.Oct.2020 ~ 27.Jun.2021
MMCA Artistic Playground
An art museum with art, nature and play《MMCA Artistic Playground》 is a project held in outdoor nature areas of Gwacheon as a part of Gwacheon Center’s specialization plan, along with strengthening of children's museum.
It expands art museum education experiences in the art play areas in nature and pursues 'a participatory art museum, an art museum with no roof' with the theme of art·nature·play.
Pursuing an art museum with no boundary, an open art museum
This project reinterprets the existing outdoor areas to encourage the participation of family visitors and to strengthen the function as an open art museum. In addition, it is intended to pave the way to make the outdoor areas of Gwacheon a platform of art museum education and to provide an opportunity of introspecting art, nature, ecology and human by operating participatory programs that contain introspection of life attitude and coexistence value of art and nature in Post-Covid.
At the outdoor sculpture venue, there will be such sitespecific art installation works as <Artists' Farm – Mountain Furrow Road> by Kim Do-hee(artist) and Choi Jae-hyeok(landscaper), and <Three Columns> by Kim Ju-hyeon(artist). These are installation artworks with the introspection of art and nature and the participation of visitors available. Children and family visitors can experience artworks and discover various modern arts and nature through play.
《MMCA Artistic Playground》 is expected to enable future generations to grow with art, to communicate with nature that accord with the value of art and to recognize art participation, artworks, space of art and art museums as human practice.
1. Artists' Farm_ Art of discovering and growing
Some parts of Gwacheon outdoor areas will be transformed into 《Artists' Farm》, an ecological space where nature and plants stay. The elements of nature are recognized as important media, and the characteristics of farming and growing are considered for operation of specific programs that introspect 'Art and Ecology'. The front yard of the museum, which is a place for four season art and a public place, will be transformed into an ecological place and a participatory and experiencing museum instead of a place of observation. There will be continuous operation of participatory programs where visitors can discover the meaning of art in four seasons and the growth and changes of nature.
2. Art Floor_ Art of participating and experiencing
The shade of zelkova tree becomes a classroom with no roof. The little garden, a museum under the zelkova tree, is a place where visitors can engage in various play activities with natural materials they collect while observing plants. They can find various formative elements of nature and discover their own artistic interpretation and meanings while appreciating works at Art Floor. They can enjoy nature and works of the art museum while experiencing the time of nature through five senses.
3. Solaeumgil(Pine Scent Trail)_ Art of challenging and observing
In this National Museum of Contemporary Art Gwacheon's special forest space, visitors can observe an art forest that stimulates adventurous spirit together with special properties of nature. While strolling the pine grove, the representative forest of the museum, visitors can experience and enjoy nature more closely.
4. Sky Roof_ Art that gives relaxation and healing
This is the roof of the museum and a garden closest to the sky. There are plentiful light and wind, very basic elements of nature. It is comfortable relaxation space that soothes mind and space of art. It offers artworks of the theme of relaxation suitable for the broadly open landscape.