B39 is a new art space which will hold and proudly display technology, humanity, culture, and art.
Today I would like to introduce Bucheon Art Bunker 39 (aka, B39) in Bucheon, South Korea.
A former garbage incinerator plant, B39 has been reimagined, transformed, and rebirthed as a multi-cultural art space which will host exhibitions, performances, and educational events. So literature events will be also held in B39.
Conceptually, the name B39 stands for “Garbage Bunker of Culture and Arts, Incinerator”. However, the acronym has a deeper meaning which reflects the historical, philosophical, and regional aspects of the space.
The “B” stands for three concepts which typify the free, wide encompassing, inter-generational philosophy of the space:
The choice of the number “39” refers to the height of the bunker (39 meters), the symbol of the incinerator, and the nearby National Highway 39.
In 2014, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Bucheon City created a fund to renovate the space and create a new cultural and artistic platform. Through a four-year public-private partnership, the new multi-cultural art space B39 (Official administrative name: Bucheon Art Bunker B39) was built and opened in 2018.
The incinerator plant was originally a space for machines—not people. It has now changed in its function, from the burning and disposal of garbage through machines, to a landscape and artistic movement for people.
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