Held at Ttukseom Art Museum, LOGOUT is the best place to relax and rewind. If you are looking for a good date spot or just some time off alone, then read on for more!
Ttukseom Art Museum
Opened to the public in 2019, Ttukseom Art Museum started off with their very first exhibition “Have A Sweet Dream”. From there, they gained popularity due to the place’s Instagram-worthy set-ups. Today, the museum is widely known as a date spot for couples, friends, family, art fanatics, or those who simply want a perfect picture for the gram.
The whole idea behind “LOGOUT” is based on the problems of digital society. We are all “logged in” whenever we use our phones or devices. However, LOGOUT is here to remind us of our connection to nature and our senses. When was the last time you took in the scent of a flower or took a walk amongst nature? It can be stressful to be “logged in” all the time. It can take a toll on us and dull our natural senses. While in LOGOUT, you are able to grab a hold of your senses, be free from the digital world, and find yourself again.
LOGIN to LOGOUT
My journey began by logging in of course. Contradicting, I know. I had to reserve a ticket before entering, and to do that I had to scan a QR Code provided at the entrance. Once I had scanned it, it took me to a page where I had to fill in a couple of details and wait for my number to be called. There were tons of people gathered by the entrance. Most of them were couples. I felt slightly awkward being the lone wolf amongst the crowd. However, I spotted one or two more lone wolves and felt at ease.
When my number was called, I went inside and went to the ticketing area. The ticket cost about 15,000 won. I thought I could go in right away, however, since there were so many people I had to wait a bit longer. Finally, I was told that I could go in. I lifted the dark veil that covered the entrance and made my way toward the exhibition.
I was stunned by what I saw. The space was filled with tiny lights and numbers that represented the digital world. There were mirrors that reflected the space, making it appear larger than it actually was. Of course, I had to snap a shot. It was breathtaking.
After making my way past the sparkling display of numbers, I was greeted by a dark glass door. Just beyond the door was a small white tree in the middle of the dimly lit room. Its branches reached out and up high – as if filling the empty space. It was relaxing in a weird way to see a random tree trunk in the dark. After a while, I made my way to the next part of the LOGOUT exhibition.
LOGOUT with the Seasons
Logout to Summer
I took a step past the glass door and noticed that it was soft beneath my feet. I looked down to see the floor filled with sand! It was surprising and confusing to see sand there, but after I had a look at the signboard, it all made sense. Written on the ivory board was the word “Summer”.
Right behind the board was a screen that played the soft rolling of waves. In the middle of the Summer exhibition were an umbrella table and beach chairs. Perfect for relaxing and unwinding in the urban city.
Logout to Fall
I had wanted to take photos of the space, but there were too many people at the time. I made my way over to the next part of the exhibition, which was “Autumn”. The space was filled with leaves strewn all over the floor with tall fluffy plants.
I could see why this place was a popular spot on Instagram. It was picture-perfect! The vibe of Autumn could clearly be felt. The colors and lighting were spot on and added to the vibe of the place.
Logout to Winter
Next, I walked over to the “Winter” section. It was dark and slightly gloomy. However, it was healing in a way to just be sitting in the dark alone while gazing at the display. After some time zoning out, I decided to move on to the “Spring” exhibition.
Logout to Spring
It was small and dark with a projector showing us the growth cycles of different flowers. Some might have found it a bit lacking as compared to the rest of the exhibits. However, to me, it was eye-opening. The way the growth of each flower was displayed was mesmerizing. I could not keep my eyes off it. It reminded me of the cycles of life and death.
The Final LOGOUT: My World
The finale of the exhibition showcased multiple displays related to our natural senses, as well as other spots for rest and relaxation. There were interactive displays where you could connect with your sense of sound, scent, and visualization. There was also a space where you could sit and draw on the paper provided with colored pencils and crayons.
I decided to do a quick mini drawing of beach scenery. I sat down and got to work on my little masterpiece. Little did I notice a crowd forming. I had taken up too much time while working on my drawing! Be sure to be aware of your surroundings while spending time in that space. With what little time I had, I managed to create a passable work of art. Quite proud of it, to be honest.
If drawing is not your forte, there are works of art by local artists on display as well for viewing. You can also take lots of pictures for the gram over here as there are at least eight different spaces to interact with. I noticed a lot of people taking pictures near the woven sofa. There were also tons of people taking photos at the very end of the exhibition where there was a field of flowers.
After spending my time at the last exhibition, I finally exited and found my way back to the entryway. Right next to the ticketing area is a space where you can purchase little gifts to bring back home to remind you of the exhibition. There were stickers, badges, candles, and soaps. Also, they had incense sticks for sale. I grabbed a couple of them and made my purchase, ending my healing experience at LOGOUT.
Final Thoughts on LOGOUT?
Overall, it was definitely a healing experience. It was also a reminder to rest, relax, and reset our senses and emotions in a world where digital is the norm. I highly recommend giving Ttukseom Art Museum a visit. Be it if it’s for a date with that special someone or just some time alone to logout. The exhibition is being held until the first of March next year, so there is plenty of time for everyone to visit!
Ttukseom Art Museum (뚝섬미술관) Korean Address: 서울 성동구 아차산로 33 지하 1층 Address: 33 Achasan-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul Weekday Hours: 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM Weekend Hours: 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
While you’re in the area you can also experience some real nature after logging out. Click Here to learn about Ttukseom Hangang Park!