on tuesday, 31 aug, KUNSTHALLE GWANGJU finally opened its doors to the public. until the last hour the whole team, consisting of KUNSTHALLE GWANGJU crew, PLATOON seoul -members, workers from gwangju, helpers from the ministry and of course the artist collective etoy.CORPERATION, worked the hardest to make this happen.

the guests arrived on time. at 7pm people were standing in the new hall of KUNSTHALLE GWANGJU where the TAMATARS were waiting to get in action.

the opening ceremony began with the welcome speech by mr. lee, byung hoon, assistant minister of the ministry of culture and head of hub city of asian culture. this was followed by congratulatory words from the cultural and political who's who of gwangju.

next, tom greeted the guests and thanked all the people involved, especially the workers from the construction.

christoph gave a quick introduction to the venue and the exhibition.

mr. raoul imbach, counsellor for culture and trade at the swiss embassy, spoke on behalf of the swiss government, who sponsored not only the exhibition together with the cultural foundation Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Cultural Fund, but also bottles of swiss wine to toast to the KUNSTHALLE GWANGJU.

more pictures from the opening, the exhibition and the party will be uploaded on the PLATOON facebook.

the etoy exhibition "LEAVING REALITY BEHIND..." durates until the 7th of november. so if you have the chance to visit gwangju, don't miss out!

and stay tuned for further interesting projects of KUNSTHALLE GWANGJU...