Radium Art Center

Radium Art Center, Busan: Hours, Address, Radium Art Center Reviews: 3.5/5

Radium Art Center
3.5
Art Galleries • Art Museums
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
About
Radium Art Center is a 20th-century contemporary art exhibition place that provides an immersive experience through vanguard and influential artists. Each featured exhibition uses various mediums to aid each viewer's unique experience. Formerly established in 1992 as the Dongbaek Art Center, Radium Art Center adopted a new name and location on the shores of the famous Haeundae Beach, nestled among South Korea's most luxurious resorts. At the entrance of the art center, there is the espresso bar ‘Curie’ and a specialty art shop ‘Dolly’ that dons gifts such as art prints, postcards, handmade French plush sculptures, and exclusive items specially shipped from Boutique de Louvre France. Having diverse goals, Radium Art Center not only showcases art in different forms but also strives to educate and inspire. Visitors can come alone and view at their own pace or follow a customized education program in a group.
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Alexandre N
France205 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Lovely surprise, on my way back from Haedong Yonggung Temple, I stopped over at the Radium Art center. It's a small art gallery with few rooms but with so much exclusive art creation from The french photographer Villers. Also, what makes this art gallery so exceptional, is the kindness of the director, she used to know personally Villers and around an espresso she can tell you or explain so many things about the exposition. The art gallery being a bit small, and if you are not an absolute fan of photography i truly advise to couple this visit with other activities around (there are tons of them)

Written November 2, 2019
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AziHejazi
Copenhagen Region, Denmark4 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I wasn’t expecting much when I chose to see this Art Center, but the moment I stepped in, I was so intrigued. It shows lives of 2 artists through photography. It was fun. You could tell the people who put the exhibition together had passion for it. It wasn’t just pictures on the wall.. 💟 Thank you for the experience.
Written October 5, 2019
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Richard Z
2 contributions
Aug 2019
My wife and I had a delightful experience visiting the Radium Art Center that offers an unusual combination of gallery with art for sale, museum, education center, coffee bar, and gift shop. Though the space is small, it offers extremely high-quality works that make it a gem for art lovers of all ages and education levels.
In reading Trip Advisor reviews before visiting Radium, I noted the range of reactions that seem driven by viewer expectations. For viewers anticipating a large facility with a single purpose, Radium is perhaps disappointing, but if visitors arrive knowing that this facility offers the combination I described above, Radium offers a rich, very fulfilling art experience.
The current exhibits feature Andre Villers photographs of his friend Pablo Picasso and Patrick Moya art works—paintings and sculpture. The Radium owner, Sue Jeong Lee, knew the late Villers and knows Moya, so she could provide compelling history and anecdotes about each artist and his work. Especially interesting were her insights about Villers’ relationship with Picasso that allowed the French photographer to chronicle all aspects of Picasso’s life—public adulation, work in progress, and intimate personal moments when, for example, Picasso displayed his sense of humor as he donned striking props and assumed quirky poses. Radium provides extensive text and even some video content about the works it displays in both Korean and French, making the experience both educational and intriguing.
Given Radium’s multiple objectives, it is a revelation that makes a visit well worthwhile for anyone who loves the visual arts.
Written September 15, 2019
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Stephanie S
1 contribution
Jul 2019
This gallery was just what I was looking for! It is a beautifully curated, specialized gallery exhibiting different artists and themes every 6 months or so. It is inspiring, pleasing to the eye, and they have a super cute shop! I left feeling totally inspired... highly recommend!
Written August 15, 2019
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Pauline Koffi
2 contributions
Jul 2019
If you're in for a treat you should definitely visit Radium Art Center!

I went to the art gallery - or art center - which I could tell once I entered has a lot of exciting objects to exhibit and narratives to tell. The current exhibition "Andre Villers' Picasso" shows a great selection of works by the famous photographer Andre Villers.
I'm impressed by how well curated it is since the deep connection between Villers and Picasso is manifested throughout the entire exhibition. That connection has various of expressions and I'm sure you can recognize some of Picasso's stylistic cubist patterns in Villers' own installation of decoupage works showing his 'secret garden'. I'm sure you'll find Villers' photographs of Picasso in the 1950's expressing their special bond, portraying him at different occasions very touching as well.

I wish to visit again so I can experience the coming exhibitions!

All the best from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Written August 14, 2019
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Jullie K
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Solo
It was so small space than I expected . Entrance fee was also so expensive . Specially the woman of artcenter was not nice. I think it is a waste of time to visit there.
Written July 27, 2019
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sparkychoi17
2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Radium art centre came across to me as a big surprise. In the building right next to Haeundae beach, you can find the essence of French contemporary art of the 60s. Yes, it is small. No, it doesn’t mean it lacks content. (Actually, all its got are masterpieces.) The collection resembles the city: the closer you look, the more it gives you. If you’ve got any questions regarding the exhibit, don’t hesitate to ask the employees. They will kindly guide you on the journey. Take a stroll down the best beach in Korea, then why not check out the best black artbox from space?

Take the escalator up to the second floor of Pale de Cz building, then you’ll find the art centre to your left.
Written June 13, 2019
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chris
New York City, NY1 contribution
May 2019 • Friends
Okay, I saw all these wonderful reviews. I expected some spectacular experience, but no. First, I was surprised at how small the museum is. The price was high, so I expected the experience to be at the level of the price.
Maybe my standard is way too high. I visited all the famous museums around the world, and obviously this museum didn't meet my expectation.
I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
Written June 9, 2019
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charleston
Pittsburgh, PA2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
contents and art works aren't that bad but not that fantastic.
this place is more like a local gallery. there are many cheap and good place to visit in busan. why here???
Written June 9, 2019
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Jangmin Kim
2 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
If you are going to see a huge space, avoid it.
If you want great quality of artistic and sophisticated taste, there is a place for you and where we can all learn.
Written May 17, 2019
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  • Sun - Sun 12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
  • Tue - Sat 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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