This week’s rolling news roundup

7–11 January

MMCA Cheongju

Last week, South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) opened its fourth venue in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province. The new space is located on the site of a historic tobacco factory that operated for nearly six decades before its decommissioning in 2004. The 215,000-square-foot, five-story exhibition space will house about 11,000 artworks from MMCA’s modern and contemporary collections currently held across its other sites at eoul, Deoksugung, and Gwacheon. A director of MMCA Cheongju has yet to be announced.

On Monday, performance artist Jennifer Harge was awarded the inaugural Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women(+) Dance Artists, presented by Queer|Art, a New York–based nonprofit ‘dedicated to boosting the creative and professional development of LGBTQ artists’. Harge will receive $10,000 for a new performance installation titled Fly | Drown that will draw on “ancestral knowledge, personal experience, and movement to offer Black audiences strategies towards bodily autonomy.” The work will premiere in Detroit in autumn 2019.

  

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