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MMCA Art Bank acquires Yong Joo Kim’s Necklace as part of their permanent collection.

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Published: 19.02.2018
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Yong Joo Kim. Necklace: Crossing the chasm Op.5, 2016. Hook-and-loop fastener, thread.. 27 × 47 × 5 cm. Photo by: Studio Munch. From series: Crossing the chasm. Yong Joo Kim
Necklace: Crossing the chasm Op.5, 2016
Hook-and-loop fastener, thread.
27 × 47 × 5 cm
Photo by: Studio Munch
From series: Crossing the chasm
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Yong Joo Kim. Necklace: Crossing the chasm Op.5, 2016. Hook-and-loop fastener, thread.. 27 × 47 × 5 cm. Photo by: Studio Munch. From series: Crossing the chasm. Detail view.. Yong Joo Kim
Necklace: Crossing the chasm Op.5, 2016
Hook-and-loop fastener, thread.
27 × 47 × 5 cm
Photo by: Studio Munch
From series: Crossing the chasm

Detail view.

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

The necklace titled Crossing the Chasm Op.5 is made of hook-and-loop fastener and thread. The acquisition of Yong Joo Kim’s work was handled by the MMCA Art Bank Division in Gwacheon as part of an ongoing effort by the MMCA Art Bank to acquire outstanding work of painting, calligraphy, craft, print, sculpture, installation, and photography produced by Korean artists. The effort intends to stimulate Korea’s art market, popularize art culture and realize cultural rights by purchasing, renting, and exhibiting works by Korean artists.


About MMCA Art Bank  
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(MMCA) Art Bank was established in February 2005 to support the growth of Korea’s art and culture scene, stimulate the art market and promote the people’s cultural rights. Art Bank purchases quality artwork through various routes. They also rent and exhibits such artwork at government institutions, culture and arts organizations, and companies, so that they can be enjoyed by the greater public. Selected artworks are displayed at overseas government offices, promoting Korean contemporary art all over the world.


About the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA)
Since opening its doors in 1969 as the only national art museum in Korea to accommodate modern and contemporary art of both Korea and international origin from different time periods, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) of Korea has lived through the history of Korean art. In this process, MMCA has established itself as a representative institution of Korean modern art. The museum’s four branches, including Gwacheon (opened in 1986), Deoksugung (opened in 1998), Seoul (opened in 2013), and Cheongju (expected to open in 2019), each in their own way, will continue to carry out MMCA’s commitment to the art and culture of Korea by enriching the first-hand cultural experience of the viewing public.
 
Through its various locations, MMCA intends to function as a cultural platform that encourages communication and cross-pollination of contemporary art with other various disciplines of the arts, sciences, and humanities.
The collections of the main museum in Gwacheon includes around 7,000 artworks including works of contemporary Korean artists as well as internationally recognized artworks by Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Georg Baselitz, Jörg Immendorff, Marcus Lüpertz, Nikki de Saint-Phalle, Jonathan Borofsky, and Michelangelo Pistoletto.


About Yong Joo Kim
Yong Joo Kim is a Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC) and NICHE award-winning artist with an extensive record of exhibitions across Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia. She is considered the pioneer in the use of hook-and-loop fasteners as material for art. Her work crosses the genre of both wearable sculpture and installations. She has been a featured speaker at premier conferences and exhibitions such as the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and Sculpture Objects Functional Art and design (SOFA). Her work appears in the permanent collection of Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), and Velcro Group.
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