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Difficult to separate from our four-legged friends to go to the museum, after having spent months of confinement by their side. This is why the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul now offers its visitors to discover the exhibition "A Museum for All, A Museum for Dogs" accompanied by their dog. On the program: works of art around themes such as camaraderie and the relationship between nature and culture.
This new kind of exhibition is inspired by the motto of the Seoul National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), which claims to be a cultural institution open to all. But who does this "all" refer to, when we know that 30% of Korean households have a four-legged companion?
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"Although many families have pets, there are only a few public spaces that accept dogs. And that's not to mention museums. We have designed this exhibit to do so. that dogs storm the museum space, not that they are invited by humans, ”curator Sung Yong-hee told the Korean Times.
The South Korean museum has surrounded itself with many experts in architecture and animal behavior to design an exhibition in which visitors and their furry companion can navigate peacefully.
"A Museum for All, A Museum for Dogs" revolves around twenty works of art and installations by Jung Yeondoo, Kim Yongkwan, Kim Kyung Jae as well as Kim Jungsun and Kim Jaelee.
Among them is the installation "The Plastic Bag Box" by Park Bona, in which the Korean artist prepares dishes that visitors and MMCA staff can enjoy with their dogs.
Although the exhibition "A Museum for All, A Museum for Dogs" is designed for our canine friends, visitors with a pet can go to the MMCA to discover it until October 25 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays , Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. They will not be able to visit the Seoul Museum in the presence of their dog on Sundays.
"'A Museum for All, A Museum for Dogs' is the first art exhibition held in a Korean national museum that our pets can visit. It is an opportunity to start a new debate around function and role of a museum, "MMCA director Youn Bummo said in a statement.
Discover a presentation in Korean of the exhibition below:
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