I find myself morphing into a turtle every time winter hits Korea. I seriously detest venturing outdoors so I stay inside my shell cave until hunger strikes…which is like every hour. Hence museums are always a good option for mild entertainment and shelter when stranded outside the frickin’ cold. I do take issue with museums here though. Compared to the ones in London, museums in Korea are a little bit like being served plain white bread for lunch. The architectures are mostly square, blocky, and the exhibitions usually lack the awe factor (sorry not sorry).
A group of us braved the cold and decided to travel to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Samcheongdong, Seoul. The MMCA displays visual art, architecture, design and crafts and with its minimalistic arrangement it was a rewarding opportunity to really take full advantage of the available space. The special exhibition of Lee Bul was being showcased here as well this season and I must admit, it was different, unique, and I almost choked on the white smoke which suddenly blew in front of my face, but despite the hazards it really favoured towards my photography taste. Dangerous hazards are all art nowadays…duh~
This outing was also the first time meeting a fellow Instagrammer, Ian McKay and what a great way to express our creativity here, in the museum. Aside from being talented, he turned out to be a solid gentleman with a bundle of interesting ideas and stories…it’s such a shame he left the country and back to the states within a few months after this meetup. Why can’t we all just live in reaching proximity of each other? Whhhyyyy~
*picture credits 6 and 9 to Angie*