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Interview with National Museum of Modern 
and Contemporary Art director Bartomeu Marí 

Counter Modernity

By HG Masters

Bartomeu Marí is the director of Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA). He was formerly the director of Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) for seven years before his resignation in March 2015. In the following conversation, Marí maps out his vision to invigorate the MMCA and to organize the museum’s three campuses, located in Deoksugung, Gwacheon and Seoul—with a fourth on its way—into a national institution that contributes to an international discourse about 20th- and 21st-century…

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