What comes into you mind when you think of Busan? Is it about its scenic beaches? Or its delightful dishes especially the seafoods? Or the city’s rich history? But did you know you can also find an art gallery in Busan which exhibits stunning digital art? It’s the Museum DAH – a media art gallery located in Centum City area.
Museum DAH is Busan’s digital art museum that is quickly gaining popularity among locals and tourists. This two-story museum showcases colorful, artistic and interactive digital art using LED and LCD displays. It is a place where the media art meets digital space that will definitely visually satisfy people of all ages. Museum DAH’s vice-curator Yoon Sang-hoon said that once you enter Museum DAH, you can fully enjoy art for actual use and experience. Art now is not something that people simply watch. It has become something that is for actual use and experience.
Museum DAH currently exhibits “Col.l.age +” by media artists Seunghyo Jang and Kim Yong-min. It is based on digital media, such as painting, sculpture, installation, video, fashion, craft, architecture, and spatial direction. Their goal is to show off a whole new art that has never existed in the world by fusion, communication and compounding with the best artists in each field.
As you as you enter the museum, you will see art displays of diverse and fancy colors. Just like this colorful mosaic of a beetle.
You will also walk through a corridor that has digital frames which endlessly transform into new displays. There is also a fancy motorcycle along the corridor which adds life to it. Additionally, there’s an extravagant-looking chair towards the end of the corridor where you can seat and take a picture.
The main hall of the first floor exhibits large LED and LCD displays from its floor to its ceiling. The digital art displays are constantly changing along with its eargasmic music which give different whimsical vibes.
Moreover, the first floor also has a room where you can see display of fancy beds as if inviting you to sleep and have fancy dreams too. And there are a lot of mirrors to take your mirror selfies.
Compare to traditional art, digital art displays at Museum DAH offers interactive experience with the visitors. For example, there is a table which has digital art that changes when you touch it. Doing it feels relaxing and a good stress-reliever.
The first floor also exhibits tangible art pieces like fashionable clothes, instruments, kitchen utensils, and more.
The second floor displays more interesting art exhibitions such as the Café DAHnLIA. Aside from its chairs and tables with digital displays, its ceiling is adorned with hanging art designs.
In addition, second floor has the Art Lounge which presents fancy bathrooms with bathtubs and art pieces which look like sink. It also has a large chess and complete with its pieces. Indeed, Museum DAH’s art installations are really out of this world.
The museum has a planning exhibition room and education room too. It displays artistic portrait of notable Koreans such as King Sejong the Great.
But what really got my attention is the portrait who seems to look like G-Dragon of Kpop group BIGBANG. Of course, it would make sense if it’s really him because he has made a lot of contributions to Korea’s entertainment industry.
And speaking of portrait, you can also see this portrait of a beautiful woman which look like Taeyeon of Girls Generation.
Does it really look like her or is it just me?
Lastly, you can also have an excellent view of the first floor from the second floor while walking around the area. It will make you appreciate more the beauty and complexity of the whole exhibit.
They have Ticket Kiosk at the Lobby of the museum where you can pay using cash or card.
Disclaimer: Ticket price may change from time to time so make sure to check Museum DAH’s website or Klook for price update.
20, Centum seo-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea
부산광역시 해운대구 센텀서로 20, 뮤지엄 다:
Line 2 Centum City Station Exit 6 or 8 (5 minutes on foot)
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