If you love to visit galleries, then Yegip Art Museum should be in your bucket list, since it is a warehouse turned into an art space. Which means that it is a place that has history. Besides of just showcasing fine art.
Art is a form of expression that let you pour out your feelings. Not only as an artist, but also as an spectator. Since you can give your own meaning to each piece. And consequently, feel empathetic.
In South Korea, you can find vast of museums in which you can freely go and observe the fine art. But Yegip, is an art museum that gives a different vibe. Since you are not only able to enjoy the beautiful artworks that are being displayed. But also learn more about the history of the area.
With this in mind, you might want to add this place to your bucket list!
Being in located in Palma Art Space, this place opened back in 2014. With the purpose of giving artists the opportunity to showcase their works. Without leaving behind the history that it had, of course. Since this place, it is just in the front of the two historic railroads. And also, used to be a building of Nonghyup bank (during 197) and a rice warehouse in the old days.
Because of this, we can say that Yegip Art Museum is a warehouse turned into an art space. A spot where the past and present coexist.
Now, let us introduce you to this art gallery that you might want to visit!
What can I find?
This museum is divided in sections. In other words, there are three rooms that you can freely visit to enjoy the art pieces.
Once you enter, you will be mesmerized by the fine art that is displayed. Which pops out due to the modern interior design of this place.
You will be able to interpret each of the paintings as you are observing them. To put them in sync to your feelings.
But if you want to know exactly what does the artist wanted to express, you can take one of the books that they leave at the entrance. Which have detailed information of each piece.
When I went, they had an exposition called ‘Interbeing 404 page not found’. In which the artist ( Gu Kwang-mo) wanted to express that philosophy is like a doctor. Who reads and heals the pain and wounds of the human soul.
In the second room you can keep looking at the art.
But what I find interesting as well, is that the design of each room is different. But still keeps the essence that Yegip Art Museum wants to convey, which is that it is a warehouse turned into an art space.
As we mentioned before, the author wanted to express feelings such as forgiveness, eternity, self-abuse, sadness, etc. Because that way, he is able to heal his wounds.
Knowing that these paintings contain the feelings of someone else, makes you feel empathetic. And of course, related. As humans we experience these type of feelings throughout our lives.
Every corner of this place, is in fact worth to take a look.
From the outside, it already looks interesting. Because it kind of makes you feel that you are going into the incorrect place. Since it maintains the design of a warehouse with its heavy door and rusty color. If it was not because of the flyer it has, I would have thought that you cannot come in this place.
The interior makes you think that this place is being remodeled. Since they keep the color of the concrete. Which gives a nice loft appearance.
This gallery changes time to time. With this I mean that the paintings that you are seeing in these pictures, might be different once you go by yourself. And this is because they hold vast of art expositions.
At the entrance, they give you a book. In which you can read in deep the meaning of each of the art pieces that are being displayed. And you can know who the author is.
At the time I went, the topic of the exposition was ‘Expansion of thinking’ (사고의 확장). And it was held by Gunsan University. As they wanted to spread the scent and various values of culture and art to the community.
In this art space, you will find Palmajae. A Jazz cafe and restaurant where you can enjoy live music. Due to that, it is completely worth the visit. Plus it is pretty cozy.
To know more about this cafe, we recommend you to visit the next article we have prepared for you.
This place is located in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province.
Address: 2 Beon yeong-ro, Dongheungnam-dong, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
Schedule: From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 ~ 17:30
How to get there:
From Gunsan Station, you can take bus no. 17, 18 or 19. And get off in the bus stop called ‘아흔아홉다리’. Where you will have to cross the street. And turn to your right. Where you will have to walk till you find the next street. That is where you will find it.
Yegip Art Museum is a place that every art lover should visit. Because they do not only hold different expositions. But you can also learn the past of this area. And even enjoy a warm cup of coffee in its cafe!
If you have already gone, let us know your opinion in the comments!
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