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Kunsthalle Gwangju

Gwangju, already known for its buzzy contemporary art biennales, saw its cultural scene revved up another notch with the launch of Kunsthalle Gwangju.
ADDRESS
Central Plaza, Dong-gu, Gwangju City, South Korea

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Gwangju, already known for its buzzy contemporary art biennales, saw its cultural scene revved up another notch with the launch of Kunsthalle Gwangju. A joint initiative developed by Platoon Cultural Development and the South Korean government, the project offers visitors a chance to interact with local and international artists, according to Platoon founders Christoph Frank and Tom Bueschemann. The 29 recyclable containers are stacked and arranged in the structure of a quadratic cube, with the façade painted black for a slick, sophisticated look. The 1,019-square-meter center houses a concert stage, an art library and lounge areas, while a video wall—a linear alignment of 11 containers on the top floor—showcases videos and multimedia art installations.

Address:
Central Plaza, Dong-gu,
Gwangju City, South Korea

Telephone: +82 62 236 0730

Website: kunsthalle-gwangju.com

 

Published on Sep 2, 2011

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