Haegeumgang Theme Museum – Stavros Ditsios


Inaugurated in 2016, the museum is located next to the Haegeum River on the island of Geoje and was created to establish a link between the Korean tradition and contemporary art and culture. Built on two floors it houses the Museum of Modern Korean History, the Museum of European Decorative Accessories, and the Yukyung Art Museum. It is run by director and Chairman of International Culture and Art Federation in South Korea Yu Chun-up. Although the museum was half destroyed during a typhoon in 2019, it was fully restored and rebuilt in 202


In addition to a contemporary art collection, the Yukyung Art Museum shows temporary exhibitions of international contemporary artists. in 2020 the museum showed the exhibition ” Art of Remediation” with Jose Palao, Gloria Keh and Stavros Ditsios. It is since 2016 the venue for The Goje Art Festival, an exhibition of international artists from more than 35 countries, who show their vision around the theme of “Freedom and Peace”. In 2021 they showed the exposition “Peace Again” co-hosted by the Korea Artists Association, exhibiting contemporary artists such as Vijay Sharma, Daniel Garbade, Emilio Héctor Rodríguez,Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani, Lei Li,Shefali Ranthe, Heidi Fosli and Michael Lam among 280 artists from 63 countries.