Centre Pompidou to Open Branch in SeoulThe forthcoming museum will be in partnership with the Hanwha Culture Foundation.
From entertainment to music, fashion to art, Seoul has shown to be a cultural hotspot over the past few years. Amongst the many galleries that have nestled in the South Korean capital, Centre Pompidou has announced that they too will open a Seoul location in 2025.
The French museum is essentially lending its brand name in a four-year deal to the Hanwha Culture Foundation’s Tower 63, a glass skyscraper which serves as the headquarters for the Hanwha Group. “Throughout the four-year collaboration, the Centre Pompidou will offer eight monographic exhibitions—two per year—based on a selection of works from the Center Pompidou collection,” said the business conglomerate in a statement.
Tentatively named Pompidou Center Hanwha Seoul, the forthcoming museum will be designed by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and serve as its fifth global outpost. According to Le Monde, Pompidou will cost Hanwha roughly $20m USD per year and the two sides will have the option to extend the agreement when the fourth year is up.
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