Big news for ARMYs and art lovers! The talented leader of BTS, Kim Namjoon, also known as RM, shared the details of one of his latest projects with an exhibition of The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art.
Do you want to know more about this project full of art, history, museums, and of course, the handsome leader's RM LACMA's project? Get more details below.
RM and His Love for Art
Namjoon is an ardent art lover, and we can see that he usually shares his love for art on social media and frequently shares photos of himself visiting museums and galleries.
It is no secret that the rapper is encouraging his followers to support artists in general and South Korean artists in particular by visiting museums and showing them support.
The charismatic Kim Namjoon surely made art lovers heart's flutter with his consistent visits to museums. We want to share one of the many reasons to love this legend with his latest art project: LACMA RM audio guide!
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BTS RM announced the details of his most recent endeavor on Instagram, and ARMYs couldn't control their excitement! The first-ever significant exhibition of modern Korean art to be displayed in the West will be "The Space Between The Modern in Korean Art."
Known for his soothing and deep voice, you can listen to the RM audio guide at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). On the official website of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), the guides are in Korean in addition to the English version through LACMA and MMCA.
One of the many favorites among fans and art enthusiasts from this endeavor is the LACMA RM commentary on the Playing Children, 1963, by Park Soo Keun.
The LACMA exhibition looks at how modern art in Korea developed due to artists' interactions and reinterpretations of the foreign influences that helped to form it. The Space Between LACMA exhibition has more than 130 pieces of Korean art which will be opened to the public from 11 September 2022 to 19 February 2023.
The LACMA the Space Between audio will help visitors to fully appreciate and listen to informative commentary on these artworks in a beautiful guide to travel in the past with BTS RM.
What is RM LACMA Project in the The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art (LACMA)?
The LACMA Korean art exhibition explores how modern art in Korea evolved due to the influences of traumatic events like the Japanese colonial period and the Korean War through 88 artists.
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, and The Hyundai Project: Korean Art Scholarship Initiative have collaborated to create "The Space Between," the second in a series of shows. It will showcase artworks in various media, such as sculpture, oil painting, and photography.
@eileentv Namjooing with Namjoon’s voice this time! LACMA’s The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art walkthrough #btsrm #btsnamjoon #btskimnamjoon #namjooning #lacma #thespacebewteen #koreanart #modernkoreanart #kpoptiktok #namjoonvoice #rmofbts ♬ Sky Aesthetic - Tollan Kim
The project is a great chance to educate people about modern Korean art by examining how conventional molds were broken to introduce new and borrowed ones during the serious difficulties the nation experienced at the time.
These works of art—never previously displayed outside of Korea—illustrate how Korean art was viewed in the context of the serious difficulties the nation was experiencing at the time.
To further spark interest in and excitement for Korean culture, the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles will also host an exhibition of contemporary Korean cinema alongside LACMA during this exhibition period.
Any visitor can buy or reserve an online advance admission ticket, including LACMA members and NexGenLA youth members. Prior to admittance, each visitor must successfully complete an on-site health confirmation screening. Only those who successfully complete this examination will be admitted to the museum.
Check the website to get your tickets!
Senior (65+): $21
Student (with ID): $21
Teen (13–17): $10
Youth (3-12): $10
Youth (0-2): Free
Location: Resnick Pavilion
Time: 11 am–7 pm
Remember to arrive at LACMA at least 15 minutes before your reservation to check in.
If you're interested in getting a complete book guide, an illustrated volume is essential for understanding modern art in Korea and how it evolved to meet the contemporary global context. You can check it on its website for $75.00
Gallery Tour—The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art
Are you in Los Angeles? You can have the opportunity to join a gallery tour with a docent this November 8 from 2 pm - 3 pm. The entrance is free with museum admission. For more information, visit the LACMA page.
The fact that their favorite leader is working on a project involving museums is not a surprise to the ARMYs. Fans now call taking time out from their busy schedules to unwind in a "Namjooning" way, a reference to BTS RM's propensity for venturing out by himself to explore museums, parks, and other relaxing outdoor activities. If you are interested in RM's recommended books, know more about them here!
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