Gallery White Block [화이트블럭]

Love In Contract (2022); The Golden Spoon (2022); Why Her (2022); Military Prosecutor Doberman (2022); KBS Drama Special: Oddinary (2021); Young Lady and Gentleman (2021-22); Dali and Cocky Prince (2021); Youth Of May (2021); Sell Your Haunted House (2021); KBS Drama Special: My Lilac (2020); More Than Friends (2020); 18 Again (2020); Hyena (2020); VIP (2019); Love Affairs in the Afternoon (2019); Clean With Passion For Now (2018-19); I Picked up a Star on the Road (2018); The Beauty Inside (2018); Still 17 (2018); Why Secretary Kim (2018); Investigation Couple (2018); Radio Romance (2018); About Time (2018); Misty (2018); I'm Not A Robot (2017-18); Two Cops (2017-18); Revolutionary Life (2017); Meloholic (2017); Avengers Social Club (2017); While You Were Sleeping (2017); Suspicious Partner (2017); Perfect Wife (2017); Introverted Boss (2017); Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-17); On the Way to the Airport (2016); Woman With A Suitcase (2016); Mrs. Cop 2 (2016); Fantastic (2016); Doctors (2016); Bubblegum (2015); Oh My Ghostess (2015); Twenty Again (2015); Hello Monster (2015); A Witch's Love (2014); Plus Nine Boys (2014); The Equator Man (2012); Can't Lose (2011)

Yoo Mi-ho (Jin Kyung) meets up here with chief secretary Choi Sang-moo (Kim Dong-hyun) and Deputy Manager Oh Se-eun (Yum Ji-young) from INA Group in episode 6 of Love in Contract (월수금화목토) (tvN, 2022).

The book concert “Explore Life, Dream the Golden Spoon’ takes place at this gallery in final episode 16 of The Golden Spoon (Geumsujeo/금수저) (MBC, 2022)

Oh Soo-jae (Seo Hyun-jin) met up with a witness for a law suit at this café as seen in a flashback in episode 1 of Why Her/Why Oh Soo-jae (Wae Osujaeinga/왜 오수재인가) (SBS, 2022).

After meeting Yong Moon-gu (Kim Young-min) to receive her monetary cut, prosecutor Kang Yeon-hee (Lee Seung-yeon) heads out of this building and runs into Do Bae-man (Ahn Bo-hyun), who cuts his own deal with her in episode 15 of Military Prosecutor Doberman (군검사 도베르만) (tvN, 2022).

Kim Jae-hwa (Kwak Sun-young) meets ex-best friend Park Soo-jin (Oh Hye-won) at this cafe in KBS Drama Special: Oddinary/Ordinary Jae-hwa (보통의 재화) (KBS2, 2021), and ends up doing what she should have done years ago when she found out about her first love’s infidelity with Soo-jin.

Lee Yong-gook (Ji Hyun-woo) meets up with Anna Kim (Lee Il-hwa) at this café in episode 8 of Young Lady and Gentleman/A Gentleman and a Young Lady (신사와 아가씨) (KBS2, 2021-22) and asks him if she can move in with his family.

This appears as ‘Gallery Mond’, where Ahn Chak-hee (Lee Da-bin/Yeonwoo formerly of Momoland) works in Dali and Cocky Prince/Dal-ri and Gamja-tang (달리와 감자탕) (KBS2, 2021); as first seen in episode 4. In episode 10, she reads about the news that her father is involved in corruption related to ‘Cheong-song Art Museum’ in front of this gallery.

[SPOILER] In the present day, Hwang Hee-tae (Choi Won-young) meets Jang Seok-cheol (Yoon Jin-sung) at this café in final episode 12 of  Youth of May (오월의 청춘) (KBS2, 2021), along with Kim Myung-soo (Sung No-jin).

The café of this gallery appears as the one of ‘Hawon Gallery’ in Mine/Blue Diamond (Ma-in/마인) (tvN 2021). At the beginning of episode 2, for instance, it is here that Seo Hi-soo (Lee Bo-young) proposes an exhibition concept to Hawon Gallery director Seo Jin-kyeong (Song Seon-mi). In episode 11, Mother Emma (Ye Soo-jung) holds her bible reading group meeting here.

Heo Ji-chul (Kang Hong-suk) has his first date with Bae Soo-jung (Ji-Woo/Choi Ji-woo) at this café in episode 9 of Sell Your Haunted House/Daebak Real Estate (대박부동산) (KBS, 2021).

Ra Shin-hye (Jung Yoo-min) works as a docent at this gallery in KBS Drama Special: My Lilac (그곳에 두고 온 라일락) (KBS2, 2020).

Lee Soo (Ong Seong-wu of Wanna One) visits his mother Choi Won-jung (Kim Hee-jung) who exhibits at this gallery in episode 8 of More Than Friends/Number Of Cases (Kyeongueui Su/경우의 수) (JTBC, 2020).

Choi Il-kwon (Lee Ki-woo) meets up at this café with Jung Da-jung (Kim Ha-neul) in episode 5 of 18 Again (18 어게인) (JTBC, 2020); all part of his seduction operation to win his bet with his party friends — while Hong Dae-young (Lee Do-hyun) in his young version watches the scene from afar.

Park Sung-joon (Lee Sang-yoon) meets Tifone’s employee Lia Kim (special cameo by Kim Soy) here at her request, in episode 13 (full episode 7). of VIP/V.I.P. (브이아이피/Beuiaipi) (SBS, 2019). She receives a painting as a gift, in return for having Sung Un Department Store being chosen by the company to be their VIP partner. This happens without Sung-joon knowing that Lia was actually fired by Tifone’s chairman, Daniel, prior to their meeting.

The interior of this place appears as the gallery run by Lee Young-jae’s (Choi Byung-mo) long-time friend Kim Bit-na (Yoo Seo-jin) whom he visits in episode 3 of Love Affairs in the Afternoon (평일 오후 세시의 연인) (Channel A, 2019) to talk business.

Jin Se-ra (Lizzy of After School) gives a press conference at the café of this gallery in episode 9 of I Picked up a Star on the Road/I Picked Up a Celebrity from the Street (나는 길에서 연예인을 주웠다) (Oksusu, 2018) on her break up with Kang Joon-hyuk (Sung Hoon).

Cha Hyun-o (Shin Hyun-soo) comes here alone for a breather in episode 10 of Twelve Nights (열두밤) (Channel A, 2018).

When asked if he has really every dated –while preparing for his date with Han Se-kye (Seo Hyun-jin)– in episode 5 of The Beauty Inside / Byooti Insaideu (뷰티 인사이드) (JTBC, 2018), Seo Do-jae (Lee Min-ki) recalls a date gone wrong at this place where he didn’t recognize his girlfriend. In episode 13, Chae Yoo-ri (Ryu Hwa-young) meets up here with a journalist to hint that something is strange with Han Se-kye (Seo Hyun-jin) whom she rivals with only to be ridiculed by Se-kye.

In episode 17 of Still 17 / Thirty But Seventeen / 30 But 17 (서른이지만 열일곱입니다) (SBS, 2018), this place appears as Gong Woo-Jin (Yang Se-Jong) father’s gallery that he runs on Jeju Island and where Woo-jin comes to visit to ask his father not to sell his house in Seoul.

Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) meets Lee Sung-Yeon (Lee Tae-Hwan) here for lunch in episode 7 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018) and Lee Young-joon (Park Seo-joon) finds an excuse to pick her up that she doesn’t spend more time than necessary with his brother.

In episode 9 of About Time (멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임) (tvN, 2018), Bae Soo-bong (Im Se-mi) calls Choi Michaela (Lee Sung-kyung) and Kim Joon-ah (Kim Gyu-ri) to this restaurant for brunch. Here, Soo-bong expresses her amazement at how Do-ha’s past (Joon-ah), present (Michaela), and future (her) all meet face to face. She tells both ladies that she and Do-ha are getting married soon that’s why it’s better that he clear things up with his past and end things with his present now to fix things up before he gets married to her.

Prosecutor Eun Sol (Jung Yoo-mi) meets Choi Hwa-ja at her cafe for a talk in episode 7 of Partners for Justice / Investigation Couple (검법남녀) (MBC, 2018). Eun Sol accidentally spills coffee on herself and goes to the bathroom to clean up; however, as she exits, she gets accosted by a frenzied Hwa-ja wanting to drug her. In the meantime, police officers Kang Dong-sik (Park Jun-kyu) and Cha Soo-ho (Lee Yi-kyung) head over to the cafe and save Eun Sol in the nick of time.

In episode 7-8 of Radio Romance (라디오 로맨스) (KBS2, 2018), this building appears as the gallery that Nam Joo-ha (Oh Hyun-kyung), Ji Soo-ho’s (Yoon Doo-joon) mother will open soon. Soo-ho (in episode 7) and Lee Gang (Yoon Park) (in episode 8) come here to Joo-ha and either express their intentions or to make sure about her intentions.

Kang Tae-wook (Ji Jin-hee) meets up with his mother here in episode 5 of Misty (미스티) (JTBC, 2018). She wants to persuade him to finally separate from his wife while he only has ears for two men at a table behind him who gossip about his wife. He goes and hits one of them and leaves the café while deciding he will stand beside his wife.

Hong Baek-kyoon (Uhm Ki-joon) has a business meeting here in episode 10 of I’m Not A Robot (로봇이 아니야) (MBC, 2017-18) to find funding for the Santa Maria Team.

Cha Dong-tak (Cho Jung-seok) tracks down a conman here in episode 1 of Two Cops (투깝스) (MBC, 2017-18).

Everybody meets up here to make plans for an afternoon together in episode 14 of Revolutionary Love (변혁의 사랑) (tvN, 2017).

Han Ye-ri (Kyung Soo-jin) wakes up in a bed that is part of (as it looks like) an art installation that is hosted in this venue in episode 2 of Meloholic/Melo Holic (멜로홀릭) (OCN, 2017). And she can’t remember how she got here.

This is where the Buam-dong Social Avengers Club is founded in episode 1 of Avengers Social Club (부암동 복수자들) (tvN, 2017) and it becomes their headquarters. The gallery of Kim Jung-hye’s (Lee Yo-won) sister where both of them meet two times (once in episode 12) is the art gallery in the 2F of this place.

Nam Hong-joo (Bae Suzy) and Jung Jae-chan (Lee Jong-suk) meet up here in episode 12 of While You Were Sleeping (당신이 잠든 사이에) (SBS, 2017) to match their dreams.

Eun Bong-hee (Nam Ji-hyun) looks through job offers here in episode 8 of Suspicious Partner (수상한 파트너) (SBS, 2017). In the same time, Noh Ji-wook’s (Ji Chang-wook) ex-girlfriend Cha Yoo-jung (Kwon Na-ra) eats here and sees how some people steal the computer form the table next to hers. She stops them with some high-kicks and Bong-hee helps her out for the last in the bunch. This is how both of them meet.

In Introverted Boss/My Shy Boss/Sensitive Boss (내성적인 보스) (tvN, 2017), Eun Hwan-ki (Yeon Woo-jin) practices with his secretary Chae Ji-hye (Han Chae-ah) how to go on a date here in episode 5. It is also the place where he is supposed to meet is crush later in the same episode – but everything works out differently. In episode 13, Chae Ro-woon (Park Hye-soo) comes here for an exhibition and meets Kang Woo-il (Yoon Park).

In Perfect Wife/Ms. Perfect (완벽한 아내) (KBS2, 2017) this becomes also a meeting place in episode 2. But this time all about affairs. Sim Jae-bok (Ko So-young) meets the woman her husband has an affair with – Jung Na-mi (Im Se-mi) and her two best friends are there to back her up. Everything get’s messed up when one of her friends gets aggressed by the wife of the man she’s having an affair with.

This is where the broker shares investment tips with some rich ajummas in episode 9 of Legend of the Blue Sea (푸른 바다의 전설) (SBS, 2016-17) — all part of the trio’s new scam.

This is also where Choi Soo-ah (Kim Ha-neul) and Seo Do-woo (Lee Sang-yoon) meet at 2pm after Soo-Ah broke up with her husband in episode 16 of On the Way to the Airport (공항 가는 길) (KBS2, 2016). They both decide at that moment to keep their relation a text-message relationship for the time being.

Park Hye-joo (Jeon Hye-bin) meets up with Jo Ye-Ryung (Yoon Ji-Min) at this gallery’s café in episode 13 of Woman With a Suitcase (캐리어를 끄는 여자) (MBC, 2016) and suggests a few changes in the shareholders’ meeting file.

This gallery appears as ‘Attirance Gallery’ twice in episode 11 of Mrs Cop 2 (미세스 캅 2) (SBS, 2016) as a place of Lee Ro-joon’s (Kim Beom) schemings.

In Fantastic (판타스틱) (JTBC, 2016), it’s at the café of Gallery White Block where Lee So-hye (Kim Hyun-joo) and Hong Sang-hwa (Yoon Ji-won) meet to talk drama scripts and where So-Hye tells Sang-Hwa that she has cancer in episode 10.

Hong Ji-hong (Kim Rae-won) meets the school’s principal in episode 3 of Doctors (닥터스) (SBS, 2016) in the Gallery’s cafe.

Hong Yi-seul (Park Hee-von) visits the exhibition “Fiskars Design Village: New and Classics” at this gallery in episode 6 of Bubblegum/Bubble Gum (풍선껌) (tvN, 2015).

Kang Sun-woo (Jo Jung-seok) has a photo shoot at this gallery café in episode 11 of Oh My Ghostess/Oh My Ghost (오 나의 귀신님) (tvN, 2015).

It is at this gallery that Kim Woo-chul (Choi Won-young) and Kim Yi-jin (Park Hyo-joo) had their first ‘meeting by destiny’ and fell in love at first sight as they remember at the outdoor café of this venue in episode 7 of Twenty Again/Second 20s/Second 20’s/Second Time Twenty Years Old (두번째 스무살) (tvN, 2015).

When Ban Ji-yeon (Uhm Jung-hwa) and Yoon Dong-ha (Park Seo-joon) find out that Jung Eun-chae (Jung Yeon-joo) and Yong Soo-cheol (Yoon Hyun-min) are dating all four of them come here in final episode 16 of A Witch’s Love/Witch’s Romance (마녀의 연애) (tvN, 2014).

Also seen in Hyena (하이에나/Haiena) (SBS, 2020); Hello Monster/Remember You (너를 기억해) (KBS2, 2015); Plus Nine Boys (아홉수 소년) (tvN, 2014, episode 2 and 3); The Equator Man (적도의 남자) (KBS2, 2012) and Can’t Lose (지고는 못살아) (MBC, 2011).


Likes For Likes/Please Like Me (좋아해줘) (2016)
Life Risking Romance (목숨 건 연애) (2016)

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Gallery White Block / White Block Art Center [화이트블럭], completed in 2012, is an exhibition and cultural space designed by Jinhee Park from SsD Architects “to showcase global contemporary art”. SsD Architects received the AIANE Design Award, the AIA/BSA Honor Award, and the American Architecture Award for this building.

This gallery is located in Heyri Art Village [헤이리예술마을] — which makes up part of the village of Beopheung [Beopheung-ri/법흥리] in Paju’s Tanhyeon Township [Tanhyeon-myeon/탄현면].

Exhibitions featured in K-Dramas
— Solo exhibition Cha, Myung Hi “Toward the Forest [숲으로 가다]”, September 16th – November 12th, 2017 (as seen in Avengers Social Club)
— Exhibition 의미의 패턴 (Patterns of Meaning); August 1 – October 12, 2014 (as seen in Plus Nine Boys)
— Exhibition Fiskars Design Village: New and Classics; October 29, 2015 until January 24, 2016 (as seen in Bubblegum)

72 Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 파주시 탄현면 헤이리마을길 72
(탄현면 법흥리 1652-238)
Geolocation: 37.788922, 126.699404

Getting here
Hapjeong Station [합정역], Seoul Subway Line 2 and 6, Exit 1
▶ Head to the Hapjeong Station bus stop [합정역 정류장] (14-895)
▶ Take the no. 2200 bus for 14 stops (approx 40-50 mins)
▶ Alight at the Heyri Gate 6 bus stop [헤이리6번게이트 정류장] (31-030)
▶ From here, it’s an 8 min. walk to this location.
Note that the buses run every 15 minutes from 7AM-11.20PM.

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 11/11/2022
While You Were Sleeping added by Monica
— Detailed description of About Time added by Toni

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