Van Gogh popular in South Korea

Van Gogh popular in South Korea

The exhibition Van Gogh in Paris: New Perspectives, which was on show in Seoul Arts Centre in South Korea from 8 November 2012 to 24 March 2013, attracted over 410,000 visitors. The exhibition featured fifty works by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) from the Van Gogh Museum collection. ‘It’s amazing to see how much Vincent van Gogh is appreciated in Eastern Asia too,’ says Marije Vellekoop, Head of Collections, Research and Presentation at the Van Gogh Museum. ‘Western artists are very popular here and particularly Van Gogh because the subjects he addresses have a universal appeal. All the more reason to consider extending our international exhibitions in Asia as well as in other parts of the world, and the same applies to our collection of works by contemporaries of Van Gogh.’

From 29 July 2012 to 28 October 2012 this exhibition was on show in Nagasaki, Japan. Until 19 May 2013 the exhibition will be back in Japan in the Municipal Museum of Art in Kyoto before travelling to two more Japanese museums: the Miyagi Museum of Art in Sendai and the Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art. The exhibition, which is based on Van Gogh in Antwerp and Paris: new perspectives, was on show in the Van Gogh Museum in the summer of 2011.

On 1 May the Van Gogh Museum reopens its doors on Museumplein. Many of the works will be returning home after this world tour at the end of September and will be on show during the jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work, which will be on display in the totally renovated Van Gogh Museum up to 12 January 2014.

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