2/4"Roof Sentiment" courtesy of the artists and MMCA Seoul
3/4"Roof Sentiment" courtesy of the artists and MMCA Seoul
4/4"Roof Sentiment" courtesy of the artists and MMCA Seoul
An art museum disguised as a container box building, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art doesn’t have what looks like a proper roof. But starting this July, a structure will be installed in the courtyard of the museum. The winning project of the Young Architects Program (YAP) this year, “Roof Sentiment” is a 500kg structure composed of reed blinds by architect team SoA (Society of Architecture), Lee Chi-hoon and Kang Ye-rin. Resembling the grooves of corrugated cardboard bent in wave-like curves, the outdoor sculpture project will open Jul 1–Sep 30, with a whole bunch of summer-appropriate events happening throughout its lifespan.
Built in 2013 as an annex building of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Gwacheon main location, the Seoul branch is located on the historic site of the former Defense Security Command offices.