Contemporary Art Exhibition OPEN 24 HOURS – Life on the Edge | 『24시간 영업』 현대미술 전시회 [2007]

“The history of the world is the record of man in quest of his daily bread and butter.”
“The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.”

    –  Hendrik Willem van Loon (1882-1944)

“Let’s do our best”, “Do your best” are some of the most popular greetings among Koreans. For Koreans, work is part of everyday fabric of contemporary life.

Conceived by Jina Park, the exhibition OPEN 24 HOURS presents art works by 7 young Korean artists, who capture unique aspects of Korean entrepreneurship in the contemporary global economy. 7 young and internationally active Korean artists have joined together and commented on the unique aspects of entrepreneurship of Koreans thrown into the constantly-on-the-move 24 hours a day lifestyle. For more detailed background and concept of this exhibition, visit website at

OPEN 24 HOURS celebrated its opening on the 6th of September 2007 at Chungmu Art Hall in central Seoul.

The exhibition was on view for public from September 6th to 20th, 2007.

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Open 24 Hours” was made possible with the support of Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture in 2007.


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