The Centre Pompidou, one of the three major art museums in France, is set to be constructed in Yeouido, Seoul, Korea.
On the 28th, Hanwha announced that it had signed a main contract for the establishment and operation of "Centre Pompidou Hanwha Seoul" on the 27th. Consequently, the museum is scheduled to open in October 2025 after a comprehensive remodeling of the annex building of the 63 Building in Yeouido, Seoul, and Centre Pompidou Hanwha Seoul will be in operation for four years.
Centre Pompidou Hanwha Seoul plans to organize two special exhibitions each year, focusing on works by contemporary art masters representing the art trends of the 20th and 21st centuries owned by Centre Pompidou. The intention is to feature exhibitions by globally renowned masters familiar to the public while showcasing a substantial number of representative works never before introduced in Korea. In addition to exhibitions, continuous advice and collaboration from Centre Pompidou will be forthcoming in various fields.
Beyond the operation of Centre Pompidou Hanwha Seoul, Hanwha is actively engaged in supporting the domestic art scene. In May, it initiated the "Youngmin Overseas Residential Support Program," aimed at discovering promising young artists in Korea and supporting their creative activities. Recently, four artists were selected to reside in institutions in San Francisco, Vienna, and South France. Moreover, Hanwha intends to contribute to the sustainable development of the cultural and artistic realm by creating a program to promote competent middle-aged artists who will provide support to the domestic art world.
During the Korea-France summit in June, French President Emmanuel Macron specifically mentioned the partnership between the Hanwha Cultural Foundation and Centre Pompidou as an exemplary instance of cultural exchange between the two countries.
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