During the early ‘70s, this place was a rice mill, and in 1990, it was storage space. This past May, CO:LUMN opened as a gallery/café without any changes being made to the building’s exterior. This old, red-brick building has its own unique vibe. As you enter through the large, heavy doors, you’ll pass by Yang Jeong-uk’s works that look like the skeletons of huge animals from the ice age, after which you’ll step into a wide open space. The ceiling beams are exposed and the hall, which is always packed with people, is surrounded by rough, grey walls. The sunlight that streams down from above combined with the trees planted inside make the whole space feel rather surreal. I recommend that you soak in the ambiance whilst enjoying a cup of coffee or a pint of beer. On weekends, there’s an entrance fee of 10,000, which includes one drink.
Time Out says
- 78, Seongsui-ro
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- Seongsu Station (Line 2), exit 3
- Americano 5,000 won.
- Opening hours:
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