Mosan Art Museum
Boryeong, in Chungcheongnam-do, is a well-known production area for oseok (black granite) and inkstone.
The name ‘oseok’ (烏石) is derived from its black color and the oseok produced in Nampo-hyeon, Boryeong, has long been considered the best of its kind.
Since the oseok of Nampo is the only kind of sedimentary rock in the world, it does not break easily, very resistant to discoloration, and turns glossy like black glass when polished.
international Art Park with their magnificent sculptures.
When the stone is broken with a hammer or chisel, it produces various colors, from black to light gray, depending on the degree of impact it receives. The high density of the stone also prevents moss growth and makes it highly resistant to weathering. Depending on the degree of cutting, it produces diverse colors and its properties do not change. Therefore, it is used as the ideal material for tombstones and sculptural artworks. Created under the theme of oseok, the WCAS International Sculpture Symposium and Artist in Residence program allows participating artists to stay at the Mosan Art Museum during the residency to create art using different materials, by making various attempts. It also allows artists from different countries to exchange cultural and artistic insights on others’ artworks and get to know one another. During their creative processes, their work spaces are open to local students and residents to offer classes with the artists participating. In the second-floor studio, the artists’ creation processes and their work spaces are open after they have finished their works.
The WCAS International Sculpture Residence program invites artists from all over the world, as well as citizens and students, to interact and share their artistic insights here at the Mosan Art Museum, in Boryeong. The artists can also interact with various local artistic groups and art students from the neighboring region and work with them in creative activities. In other words, the museum strives to provide an open cultural and art space and contribute to the revitalization of local culture and arts.
director Hoyoung Im