Renovated MoMA to be a space for exchange
Ahead of the expanded museum’s unveiling this October, MoMA director Glenn Lowry and Sarah Suzuki, director for the opening of the new museum, dropped by Seoul on Tuesday to introduce the key features of the renovation.
“Traditionally, MoMA has shown its collection in departmentally-specific galleries. But the idea going forward is to bring all those mediums into dialogue with each other,” said Suzuki at the Hyundai Card Understage in Itaewon-dong, central Seoul.
A new studio will feature live programming and performances, while street-level galleries will be free and open to all. Korean artist Haegue Yang’s multimedia work will be one of the first installations featured as the new MoMA seeks to “surface different artists’ voices from different parts of the world.”
“Hyundai Card has, for the last 10 years, been a regular supporter of our exhibition program,” he added. MoMA will be closed from June 16 for renovations and officially reopen on Oct. 21.
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