Gallery Hyundai [갤러리현대]

Springtime (1999)

After returning from the States, Chae Hee (Hwang Soo-jung) works at this gallery, as seen in episode 1 of Springtime/Day of Youth/Youth (MBC, 1999). This is also where Hyun Woo (Jang Dong-gun) first spots her after many years apart. They promise to meet up at the gallery in the evening but Hyun Woo arrives late for their rendezvous. In episode 2, he finds Chae Hee with her fiancé Sang Min (Hwang In-sung), Hyun Woo’s senior from college, to his surprise.

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Gallery Hyundai [갤러리현대], opened on April 4 1970 by Park Myung-ja, is known for fostering the development of abstract art in South Korea“. The “longest-running contemporary art gallery in Korea”, which “celebrat[es] its landmark 50th anniversary in 2020”, also runs a private showroom in Manhattan, New York City, which opened in 2019.

In 1975, the gallery moved after five years at its previous location in Insa-dong to its current location at Samcheong-ro [삼청로] in the neighborhood of Sagan [Sagan-dong/사간동] —administered by the neighborhood Samcheong [Samcheong-dong/삼청동]— in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]. It sits vis-à-vis Gyeongbokgung Palace [경복궁] and in walking distance to/from The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art [국립현대미술관 서울관], Seum Art Space [세움아트스페이스] and Jinsun Book Cafe [진선북카페], among others.

14 Samcheong-ro, Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 삼청로 14
(사간동 80)
Geolocation: 37.577284, 126.979835


Getting here
Anguk Station [안국역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 1
(9 min. walk)
Gyeongbokgung Station [경복궁역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 5
(9 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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