In connection with the general history of Korean art (1900–2020), Mapping Korean Modern and Contemporary Art, a permanent exhibition at MMCA Gwacheon, will examine the key topics in art history through the specific historical and social contexts of Korea, the reasons for their appearance, the courses they took, and their achievements and limitations. While previous exhibitions focused more on "how to display" history, this exhibition focuses on why certain keywords appeared in each period. Therefore, exemplary works from Korean art history will be displayed, accompanied by sources of social history and art history to provide context.
Organized through collaboration among experts in modern art, craft, photography, multimedia, architecture, painting, and sculpture, this exhibition is a comprehensive exposition of 120 years of Korean art history. This will serve as an accessible guide to Korea's modern and contemporary art and will enrich the narrative of Korean art history, along with the publication of an introductory text and academic symposiums.