MMCA Gwacheon, 30 Years 1986-2016 ＜As the Moon Waxes and Wanes＞
Currently the total number of works in MMCA's collection amounts to 7,840 (as of June 2016). For the past three decades since its relocation to a new building in Gwacheon, MMCA has acquired 5,834 works of art, which comprise 74% of its entire collection. This year marks the 30th anniversary of MMCA Gwacheon, and thereby in its celebration MMCA presents a momentous exhibition entitled “As the Moon Waxes and Wanes” whose focal point lies in its collection of artworks, which is the proud output of its history. This exhibition sheds light on the life cycle and destiny of a work of art that proceed by the dialectical course from the conditions that prompt the creation of an artwork to the production, circulation, acquisition, utilization, preservation, death, and rebirth of it. The exhibition also conducts in-depth inquiries into various issues with respect to the way that present-day artworks are being accommodated within the institution of art.
August 19, 2016