Are you enthusiastic about modern art and want to take your love to the next level? Well, how about being a part of every exhibit you see? Get ready to say goodbye to the same old art museum visits, spending hours…or minutes staring at paintings on museum walls. Whether you’re on a trip around Korea or settling in for the long-haul, you will want to check out these interactive art exhibits in Korea for an experience you’ll never forget.
teamLab World (팀랩월드)
From the moment you step inside teamLab’s futuristic “Art World”, you are immersed into a display of breathtaking light projections. Not only is it possible to enter the artwork, but you can also interact with it, making images appear, move, and transform. teamLab features a “Dance! Art Museum” which provides you with stunning photo opportunities, and a “Learn & Play! Future Park” which lets visitors contribute original creations to the exhibits.
The Korea location debuted at Lotte World less than a year ago, but has already gained a lot of attention in the art and design world for the new perspective it gives on how to engage with artwork. It even won a spot in designboom’s “Top 19 art exhibitions of 2015”. teamLab World brings in a diverse group of visitors of all ages and from all around the world. It is definitely a site worth visiting.
Location: Lotte World, 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea
Hours: M – F, 10 AM – 9 PM
Heyri Art Valley (헤이리 문화예술마을)
Heyri Art Valley is known as the original and still one of the best “Alive (TrickEye) Museum” locations out there. It now boasts several trick-art experiences, including trick-art murals found all around the grounds. However, that’s hardly the end of what Heyri has to offer.
Heyri Art Valley is the host of around 40 small museums, each featuring a unique collection of photography, painting, sculptures and more. While you usually can’t touch the art in these museums, guests are welcome to touch, climb into, and swing on sculptures outside the museums. Some museums even offer lessons. This place has aesthetic down to its architecture and landscaping! You’ll really feel like you’ve stepped into a living painting after visiting the valley.
Location: Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Hours: T- Su, 8 AM – 6 PM
Yobosayo Sculpture (여보세요)
Given the name Yobosayo, which is the Korean word for “hello” when answering a call, this sculpture works quite like a telephone. Passerbys can whisper into the giant ear their thoughts, stories, and proposals. The recording system within the sculpture plays the messages moments later for occupants of the Seoul Citizen Hall to hear. The popular messages are preserved in a “smart-playlist” while the less popular messages, based on listenership, are converted into music.
While it’s not located in a museum or art hub of Korea, Yobosayo, also known as “The Big Ear”, has gained recognition in the art world for changing how spectators experience art. It has redefined the term “to give art meaning”. Visit Yobosayo and make your voice heard through this communicative sculpture.
Location: 110 Sejongdae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (04524) | 전화번호 02)
Hours: Daily, 9 AM- 9 PM
Ready to change how you experience art? At these 3 locations, you can transform into your own work of art or leave your mark for the world to see and hear. They’ll make you rethink what “art” really means.