EXHIBITION

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  • Gomgom and Chanchan

    The 'little things' that you might miss if you look at them casually, but discover them if you stop and look closely! In this exhibition, we look for four words in contemporary artworks that are linked to the meaning of 'small' and ‘little’. 'tiny', 'narrow', 'low', and 'dense'.

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  • Jon Klassen & Mac Barnett

    Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett garnered much attention from the outset of their debuts, winning the Caldecott Award, the Kate Greenaway Award, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. The characteristics of postmodern picture books, such as concise expression, open endings, metafiction, and paratext, draw the reader into the

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  • Picture Books and Artists Supported by UI Exhibitions

    Picture Books and Artists Supported by Un-printed Ideas Exhibitions: Lee Kyeongmi, Lee Serim, Ryu Jiwoo, Chu Eunbin
    Un-printed Ideas is a project that brings out the ideas kept in the drawers of picture book artists, presenting them in an exhibition to be appreciated by the viewers...

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  • Times for Artists and Children: Hans Christian ...

    MOKA is pleased to present a special exhibition to celebrate the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2022. The Hans Christian Andersen Awards are two biennial awards given by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) since 1956, recognizing one living author and one living illustrator for their lasting contribution to children’s literature. The award respects the children’s world. It merits the lifelong achievements of awarded artists, rather than a particular representa-tive work.

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  • Oasis at MOKA

    Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books & Art (MOKA) is pleased to present the archive collection of OPLA. Since 1997, OPLA has been collecting and researching artists’ books. OPLA stands for Osasi Per Libri Artistici, an “oasis for artistic books.” The archive currently holds more than 800 items, ranging from well-known books to art-historically valuable books and rare collectible books. In many ways, OPLA’s archive collection is a preservation of cultural heritage. With Oasis at MOKA, MOKA introduces this archive collection in Korea for the very first time. We hope to broaden our understanding of books that double as artwork.

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  • Un-printed Ideas

    MOKA, Hyundai Museum of Kids' Books & Art, presents the third exhibition of its open call for artists.
    Under the four themes of ‘Picture Book without Words’, ‘Nature and Human’, ‘Non-fiction Picture Book’, and ‘Friends’ the exhibition introduces a total of twelve finalist artists. Picture book artists invite us to enter a new world through their work. They also lead us to see the world we live in with a broader perspective. They often draw things out from the deep of their minds and sometimes use events that occur in the process where different subjects from relationships. In the exhibition IN & OUT, twelve artworks by twelve artists are presented IN & OUT throughout the space of the exhibition and also the minds of the viewers. Diverse artworks with unique materials and messages would lead the viewers to experience IN & OUT in various ways with new inspirations. As such, 《Un-printed Ideas》 is an occasion to showcase artworks that have not been published as printed books. This exhibition is a unique, remarkable opportunity to encounter artworks at MOKA. We hope to share with you the exciting and inspiring new journey of the artworks, which are only to be seen in this exhibition. We have some in the face through this exhibition, can we meet? Through this exhibition, please find various meanings of faces expressed in face-themed art works and meet new ways to experience contemporary art and illustration works more pleasantly.

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  • Face

    The 'face' contains human thoughts and emotions.
    What shape does the face in the artwork has?
    MOKA is a space that easily understands art and develops imagination to the fullest, and presents contemporary art and illustration works by 10 artists under the theme of Face. In this exhibition of Face, you can see a variety of portraits ranging from works that clearly draw faces to works that express eyes, nose, and mouth blurredly, and animal portraits that express animals' faces, not humans. We have some in the face through this exhibition, can we meet? Through this exhibition, please find various meanings of faces expressed in face-themed art works and meet new ways to experience contemporary art and illustration works more pleasantly.

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  • #BottariVacance

    What comes to your mind when you see funny yet absurd phrases, like #artificial_intelligence_moutain_god_and_elephant or #tigers_partying_over_the_hill? When different words come together, interesting sentences are created. #Bottari_Vacation introduces witty and brilliant artworks by eleven artists who recreated old stories with stories of their own.
    The exhibition is organized in two parts. The first part, “Rebirth of Expression,” introduces artworks

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  • Oh! Nature

    《Oh! Nature》 introduces work from nine artists with a genuine love for nature. Their work is the result of careful observation and countless hours of research.The exhibition has four themes - 'Nature changes naturally,' 'Nature turns round,' 'Nature helps each other,' and 'Nature has no straight lines' - that guide us in appreciating all that is beautiful and mysterious about nature. It includes work across a wide range of media, from traditionally detailed watercolor work, acrylics, collage and protage to paper pop-ups, digital illustration, and cartoon style pen drawings. In particular, spot color printing, a method for printing colors that are difficult to print in standard printing, as well as laser-cut paper-cut art showcase the development of modern picture book processing technology.

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  • No Way!

    What ingenious ideas did architects have to make to build what they thought was impossible? MOKA presents an exhibition of architectural achievements that it thought were nonsense through picture books. The exhibition, «No Way!», follows three keywords such as 'Arch' to make the building look splendid and magnificent, 'Bridge' to the farther, and 'Skyscraper,' which is very high, to find amazing architectural achievements. This exhibition offers a more interesting understanding of architecture by exploring materials and forms of architecture through various activities and experimenting with imaginary architecture with architects.

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  • Un-printed Ideas

    ≪Un-prinded Ideas≫ exhibition is now in its second year, brining eleven artists to tell us stories that have been kept inside the drawers under their desks. What kind of gems will we able find from the artists' stories? The exhibition presents four themes: Free Theme, Picture Books with No Text, Friendship, The Essence of Books. The eleven stories are hidden within the four themes, and everyone is invited to treasure-hunt the stories. Strange yet unexpected thoughts and imaginary friends are awaiting in the stories of the exhibition.

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  • MOKA Triangle II

    The Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books & Art (MOKA) is a place to understand art and develop the imagination through contemporary art exhibitions. The 《MOKA Triangle II》 combined the arts of domestic artists into the three categories of found object, abstraction and optical illusions. Each category is a new and experimental attempt by artists to express their ideas and intentions from the beginnings of contemporary art. Experience a new way to enjoy contemporary art even more by observing, understanding and participating in these three characteristics of contemporary art for meaning, novelty and change, like a triangle that forms a balance.

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  • David Wiesner

    With his delicate and realistic watercolor portrayals of unique imaginary worlds, David Wiesner is one of the most celebrated American writers of picture books. He has been awarded three Caldecott Medals. From his early works at Rhode Island School of Design to his most recent works, Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books & Art introduces various original paintings, preliminary sketches, and has collected his books under seven different themes. In asking these seven different questions, this exhibition highlights Wiesner’s journey from childhood, the formulation of his ideas, the development of his stories, the selection of main characters, the selection of a form for the work, the arrangement of page layouts, and the representations of changing times and space. He has been an artist since childhood, was influenced by a diverse range of cultural movements and artistic icons, and still, to this day, continues to passionately hone his craft. This exhibition will give us a chance to discover his fiercely unique artistic character.

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  • Peanut Kim who has gone for the Universe Yoon Ji Hoe

    This exhibition shows the original works of "Peanut Kim who has gone for the Universe", a new picture book by Yoon Ji Hoe, the author who always makes cute imagination and shows us through picture books. The Author's signature works "Save the Heart! Ppyong-ga Man", " A Baby Princess with a Smile", "The Wedding Story of Mom and Dad" will also exhibit.

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  • MOKA Triangle

    The Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books & Art (MOKA) is a place to understand art and develop the imagination through contemporary art exhibitions. The 《MOKA Triangle》 combined the arts of domestic artists into the three categories of collage, ready-made and abstraction. Each category is a new and experimental attempt by artists to express their ideas and intentions from the beginnings of contemporary art. How will contemporary artists shape their ideas and edit and compose the picture to make an artwork?

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  • Byeon Yeseul · Yoon Kangmi

    Selected Artists of the 1st 《Un-Printed Ideas》 Publication Support Exhibition
    An artist always comes up with an idea and strives to develop this idea into a great work. Byeon Yeseul · Yoon Kangmi’s works, which began from a mere idea, were unveiled to many people at 《Un-printed Ideas》 in 2017.

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  • Little Citizens

    What kinds of books are children in other countries reading, and what kinds of thoughts do those books lead them to have? Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books & Art is proud to present the 《Little Citizens》 exhibition. 《Little Citizens》 comprises 191 children’s books that have been recommended by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) along with original works of art by world-famous picture book artists.

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  • Photo work

    Tara’s Great Hands

    ‘Tara Books’ is a publisher based in Chennai, in the south of India. It reveals the stories of the people who embody unique artistic styles in their picture books.

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    Artists in Books

    Meeting the greatest artists again through picture books

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    Un-printed Ideas

    The Hyundai Museum of Kids' Books and Art is opening The 《Un-printed Ideas》 Exhibition to support the arts and culture, and to cultivate new artists.

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    Bonjour Pop-Up

    The house with a red roof pops up when you open the book, the house turns into a town, and the town turns into a large city as you turn the pages.

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    A Caldecott Celebration: Award-Winning American ...

    Children reinterpret the theme, plot, characters, and incidents in a story through their own imagination while reading it and looking at the illustrations.

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    PICTURE + BOOK + ART

    The 《PICTURE+BOOK+ART》 exhibits the artwork forms that are expressed in numerus ways different from ‘Pictures on Paper.’

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    MOKA the First Diary

    The 1st Anniversary Exhibition of Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books & Art.

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    The seeds of my heart bloomed into happy flowers ...

    “The seeds of my heart bloomed into happy flowers and formed a wonderful forest!” A 38 weeks’ growing diary of understanding myself, friends and the world.

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    Two Friends from Denmark

    Two friends are visiting us from Denmark. They are Peter Bay Alexandersen and Rasmus Bregnhø.

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    7 Symbols & 7 Emotions

    <7 Symbols & 7 Emotions> is an exhibit based on 7 emotions of representative 130 picture books of Korea which is introduced at Book Fair in Paris in March 2016 to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Korea and France.

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    Moongchi and Cancellina

    Moongchi and Cancellina exhibition features two representative artists with uncommon perspectives – Goh Gyongsook and Noh Inkyung – who express imagination and deal with emotions and problems. Original art pieces of the artists will be introduced and detailed explanations on ideas that inspire the artists to write and depict stories, imaginations that drive their drawing, methods of expression they adopt, etc. will be provided.

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    12 : ☆ – The Hour of Magic

    '12 : ☆' is a world of pumpkin carriage in Cinderella, platform 9 3/4 in Harry Potter, bicycle to the Moon in ET, nutcracker doll and Woody & Buzz. «12 : ☆ – The Hour of Magic» is launched out on its voyage at the odd moment of one can know where we are and when it is now. The exhibition sets magical time of '12 : ☆' to open a world of endless imagination, and shows an unknown world existed in the children’s imagination through the picture books.

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    I like books – Anthony Browne

    We are holding an exhibition <I Like Books> of Anthony Browne, one of the world-most beloved children’s book author, in celebration of the opening of the Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books and Art. We invite all of you to the <I Like Books> exhibition where you can see 140 original pictures of Anthony Browne including artwork which is first presented in Korea.

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