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  • Jan 22, 2021

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Kim Nam-joon, known as RM and leader of the global K-pop supergroup BTS, was one of several named the “art sponsor of the year” by Arts Council Korea for his ongoing patronage of the arts. In September 2020, RM donated KRW 100 million (USD 90,400) to the MMCA Foundation, with proceeds going towards the production of some of MMCA’s rare and out-of-print publications on modern and contemporary Korean art, to be distributed to 400 schools and public libraries across the country. Throughout 2020, BTS also hosted international art project “Connect, BTS,” collaborating with cross-disciplinary artists such as Antony Gormley and Tomás Saraceno with showcases across London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul, and New York. 

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