The Museum of Contemporary Art Busan(MOCA Busan) is a Busan-based public art museum which focuses on contemporary art and is located on beautiful Eulsukdo Island known for its diversity of birds and lovely reeds. While the art museum was inaugurated on June 16 2018, the construction was completed in 2017. It spans an area of 15,312m2located on a 29,900m2 plot of land, and the size of the total exhibition space is 5910m2. As the name suggests, it aims to introduce a new trend in the arts, focusing on contemporary art including new media art. The issues of nature and ecosystem are also top priorities, since they are closely related to the geographical environment of the art museum and the future of the humankind. As human beings and the citizens of Busan are at the center of the operating the art museum, we take into profound consideration the role of education through art and culture and the relationship between art and daily life.
Based on this outlook, we hope that the art museum will be an intriguing venue experimenting with contemporary art, hosting insightful exhibitions providing fresh discourse, future-oriented art education programs, international networking and collaborations, collections of the contemporary art pieces and academic conferences, all of which are based on the research of current arts trends and their social contexts.