Private museums gather up for networking
By Kwon Mee-yoo
An association of private art museums in Korea gathers to discuss the Korean art scene.
The Korean Art Museum Association (KAMA) holds the third Museum Day event at Seoul Museum of Art (SEMA) through Wednesday. A total of 21 museums will participate to consult art students and provide information on the art museums in the two-day event.
At the main consulting space, curators and educators from participating museums will explain their major exhibitions, education programs and assistance programs for young artist such as residency and competition. An archive of the private museums’ collections will also be on display.
A round-table talk on the life of contemporary artists will be held from 4-6 p.m. today at the first exhibition hall of SEMA.
Hwang Shin-won, curator of Project Space Sarubia, will give a lecture on making a portfolio and presentation at 2 p.m. today. Shin Bo-seul, curator of Total Museum of Contemporary Art, will talk about planning an exhibition at 1 p.m. and Sim Gyu-hwan, the National Art Studio program manager, will explain about domestic and international residency programs at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday.
Artists Son Bong-chae and Nam Kyoung-min will talk about their life as an artist and their works at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
“The previous Museum Day events focused on consulting, but we increased lectures to emphasize the importance of art education,” an official of KAMA said.
For more information, visit www.artmuseums.or.kr.