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REMINDER: Media City Seoul opens today

6 Sep

Media City Seoul 2010, the 6th edition of the Seoul International Media Art Biennale, opens today at the Seoul Museum of Art.

Festivities will kick off at 5:00 pm when the exhibition opens to the public for the first time.  At 5:30, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon and Media City Artistic Director Kim Sunjung will deliver opening speeches to inaugurate the exhibition.  At 6:30, sound artist Tarek Atoui will give a high-energy performance of Un-drum 3: Semantic Scanning Electron Microscope.  The opening will wind down around 8:00 pm.

Media City Seoul 2010 runs from September 7 to November 17, at four venues in the historic downtown area of Seoul: Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Simpson Memorial Hall at Ehwa Girl’s High School, SeMA Annex at Gyeonghui Palace, and Seoul Musuem of History.  Admission to all venues is free and open to the public.

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Weekends/Holidays: 10:00 am – 7 pm (September-October); 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (November)

Additionally, there are guidebooks and audio guides in English available free of charge.

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GALLERY: Press preview at SeMA

5 Sep

Media City Seoul 2010 kicked off yesterday, September 4 with a press preview at Seoul Museum of Art.  The event was attended by press from near and far, including journalists and industry professionals from the USA, Europe, and Asia.

The day’s events included open gallery viewing, guided tours by curators, and a sound performance by Tarek Atoui.  The reception was overwhelmingly positive, and after such a successful “soft-opening” everyone is very excited for the next two months.