Guem Minjeong Solo exhibition at Culture Tank, Seoul, South Korea

  • 6 DECEMBER 2018

Venue: Seoul Culture Tank T4, Seoul, South Korea

Date: 6th December 2018 – 6th February 2019

Exhibition Title: ‘Flow Again’


‘The ‘cultural stockpile base’ surrounded by Mt. Mabong near the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu is the Cultural Park, which has been restored through the city revitalisation as an industrial oil spill base, an industrial heritage site, which had been thoroughly controlled for access and use for 41 years. After the 1973 oil crisis, five oil tanks were constructed in 76-78 years, and the oil reserves at the Mapo Oil Reservoir, which had a capacity of 690 million litres of oil that Seoul citizens could consume for a month, were shut down for safety reasons ahead of the 2002 World Cup. I have not been able to find a plan to use it for more than 10 years, but in 2013, I decided to transform it into a cultural stockpile base through a citizen idea contest. There are 22 soccer fields, 140,000 square meters, and a cultural courtyard is open to the public. Six tanks surround it, and all of them, from one to the ten, was created through the recycling of existing resources. It can be said to be a large urban reclaimed landmark. Four of the five existing oil storage tanks, 15m high and 15-38m in diameter, have transformed into venues for the public, lecture halls, and the history and history of the cultural stockpile base. One of the tanks that were recycled from existing tanks and dismantled interior and exterior materials was created as a community centre with a cafeteria, a circular meeting room, and a multi-purpose classroom. Mostly, it is a characteristic of the cultural stockpile base that it is not limited to the space use, but is constructed as a complex cultural space that can be utilized for various purposes such as lectures, dialogues, performances and exhibitions.’


Source: Parks Seoul