MMCA holds retrospective of pioneering architect Kim Chung-up

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s Gwacheon branch on Thursday opened an exhibition featuring Kim Chung-up, a first-generation modern architect in Korea.

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the architect’s death, “Kim Chung-up Dialogue” highlights the architectural legacy of Kim, who is widely known, though perhaps not sufficiently studied.

“Though his name and some of his works are widely known, the ways in which we understood him have been quite superficial. There has not been enough research, discussions or debates regarding his legacy, particularly where the family tree of Korean architecture is concerned,” said curator Chung Dah-young