The “Border-less.site” exhibition was developed as part of Culture Station Seoul 284’s regional research/exhibition initiative, which has previously included “DMZ” (2019) and “Gaeseong Industrial Complex” (2018).
Border-less.site focuses on the twin cities Sinuiju and Dandong, with the Amrok River (Yalu River in Chinese) flowing between them, known as border areas where official and unofficial exchanges actively take place. The interesting part is that these cities are home to not only South and North Koreans, but also Joseonjok (ethnic Koreans living in China), as well as North Korean Hwagyo (ethnic Chinese residents in North Korea), who all make phone calls to Pyongyang or Seoul on their Samsung mobile phones.
The exhibition portrays, through a variety of art activities, the traces of active exchanges and crossing the lines in this border area between Sinuiju and Dandong. In the context of COVID-19, where it feels like distance between people has grown more than ever, it also reminds viewers of the meaning of “border”.
We encourage you to check their website to learn more about both the exhibition and the research.
Border-less.site runs from March 17th, 2021 to May 9th, 2021, and is open every week Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 19:00. The gallery is CLOSED on Mondays.
Admission is free. However, due to COVID-19 regulations, booking your visit in advance is necessary. You can book your visit to the exhibition through NAVER Booking.
*Note: Entry times are every hour and no entries are allowed after 18:30.
The easiest way to get to Culture Station Seoul 284 is by subway. Get off at Seoul Station Exit 1 or 2 (Line 1 or Line 4). Check the website for more options by bus.