- Che Ju Art Park
- Geumgang Nature Art Park and Biennale
- Lee Il-Ho and Modo Sculpture Park
- National Museum of Contemporary Art: Open-air Sculpture Garden
- New Sejoong Traditional Stone Museum
- Olympic Park
- Yudalsan Sculpture Park
Che Ju Art Park
Che Ju, 695-905
Tel: 02 379-4408
A private collection of over 350 outdoor sculptures dot the landscaped 25 acre Che Ju Art Park. Work is primarily by contemporary Korean contemporary artists. Founded in 1987 by Kwan Mo Chung, sculptor, and professor of Shin Women's University in Korea.
The Geumgang Nature Art Biennale is an international nature art exhibition. The first Biennale was held in 2004 organised by a group of Korean artists called Yatoo and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, South Chungcheong Province and Gongju city. This exhibition takes place throughout the national park of Yeomisan Mountain, which now also hosts a permanent sculpture park called the Nature Art Park. This sculpture park displays a growing collection of works from the biennial, allowing visitors to see past works change over time with the effects of nature.
The biennial takes place from September – October and an impressive range of international artists take part.
Sculptor Lee Il-Ho built a personal studio and outdoor workspace on the small island of Modo, off the coast of Baemikkumi, South Korea, of which he landscaped the front lawn to exhibit twenty to thirty pieces of his own work. Additionally Lee Il-Ho’s collective work, “Eroticism Sculptures”, is displayed along the beaches to create the publicly accessible sculpture park in Modo.
Open all year round.
National Museum of Contemporary Art: Open-air Sculpture Garden
PO BOX 427-080 Seoul Land Gil 209,
San 58-1, Makkye-dong, Gwacheon-si,
Tel: +52 22188-6000
On the beautiful grounds of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, more than sixty sculptures are presented in the Sculpture Garden. The works on display are by national and international artists including Tal Streeter, Magdelena Abakanowicz and Mauro Staicioli.
The Museum is open from 10am till 6pm March to October, and 10am till 5pm from November to Febrauary. Extended opening hours operate on weekends. Admission is free.
This museum, the first stone museum in Korea, features a collection of over 10,000 stone sculptures dating from 57 BC to 935 AD located in a large forest grove. The museum was founded by Chon Shin-il, president of the Sejoong Corporation, and former chief of the Korean Wrestling Federation, after he saw a Japanese man buying large quantities of Korean stone sculptures in Insa-dong in 1980. The museum was opened to the public in June 2000.
Created for the Olympic Games in 1988, artists from 85 countries are represented in this park including Charles Simonds, Dennis Oppenheim, Dani Karavan and Lee Seung-teak of Korea.
Yudalsan Sculpture Park
Originally opened in 1982, this was the first outdoor park for sculptures in Korea. The 49,500 square-meter park overlooking Mokpo City at the foot of Mt Yudalsan displays around 80 sculptures by Korean and international artists ranging from figurative to abstract in style.
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