Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
Photo by Anne Nguyen
A place for art
Hidden in the hills of Namsan is an architectural gem that is the Leeum Samsung Art Museum. On my visit, I saw an impressive collection of Korean ceramics as well as installations from Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The three main buildings — each designed by star architects Rem KoolHaas, Mario Botta and Jean Nouvel — invite visitors to explore the spacial relationship between architecture and art objects. I loved spending time on the art terrace, where the scenes of Seoul are reflected in the monumental steel sculptures by Anish Kapoor.
By Anne Nguyen, AFAR Staff
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