Friday, February 13, 2009

List of art exhibitions current in February, 2009 (from Korea Times Feb 13)

Art Exhibitions

2050 Future Scope
Savina Museum of Contemporary Art
Through Feb. 28
What does the future look like according to Korean contemporary artists? Find out at the ``2050 Future Scope'' exhibition at the Savina Museum of Contemporary Art (Anguk Station Subway Line 3, Exit 1). Call (02) 736-4371 or visit
Yoon Jin-suk's delicate ink paintings evoke countryside serenity. Galley Dos is located in Insa-dong. Call (02) 735-4678.

On The Earth
Arario Seoul
Feb. 2-22
Lim Young-sun, who uses sculpture, video, audio and other electronic media in his works, is holding a solo exhibition at Arario Seoul. Visit or call (02) 723 6190.

Lee & Park Gallery
Through March 1
Kim Hyung-jong explores the subtleties of silhouettes in his art works. The gallery is located in Heyri Art Valley, Gyeonggi province. Call (031) 975-7521.

Lightless Light
Through Feb. 14
I M Art Gallery
Lightless Light is a group exhibition featuring works by 14 rising Korean artists such as Sohn Woo-sung, Ahn Da-bin, Lee Sol-ne, Min2 and Park Jin-woo. Call (02) 3446-3766 or visit

Camille Pissarro: Family and Friends
Aramnuri Arts Center
Through March 25
Masterpieces by Camille Pissaro (1830-1903), considered the father of Impressionism, are in Korea for the first time. His paintings, prints and drawings are from the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford. Admission is 10,000 won for adults, 7,000 won for students and 5,000 won for children. Visit or call (031) 960-0180.

Class of 2009
Through Feb. 22
DoArt is shining the spotlight on young and promising Korean artists, all of whom were born in the early 1980s and represent a new, contemporary generation. Among them are Gil Yang-suk, Kim Boram, Oh Yee-rin, Lee Hyun-hee and Lim Sodam. DoArt is located on the third floor of Gallery Hyundai Gangnam Space. Visit or call (02) 519-0800.

Laurence Dervaux
Atelier Hermes
Through March 1
Atelier Hermes, located near Dosan Park in Sinsa-dong, is hosting its first art exhibition for 2009, featuring the works of Belgian painter Laurence Dervaux. The exhibit represents water in a person's body through transparent resin puddles or droplets. Call (02) 544-7722.

Random Tasks
Gallery 2
Through Feb. 21
Fresh and exciting works by five rising Korean artists ― Jackson Hong, Lee Eui-ju, Kim Young-zeen, Choi Byoung-il and W & Whale ― are on display at Gallery 2, open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call (02) 3448-2112.

A Master of 20th Century Design
Vitamin Station, V Gallery
Through March 29
American designer Charles Eames was known for his groundbreaking architecture and modern furniture designs. His famous chair designs are on display at the Vitamin Station. Admission is free. Located at the Seoul Arts Center. Visit

Modern Korea Rediscovered
National Museum of Art, Deoksu Palace
Through March 22
Trace the development of contemporary Korean art at this extensive exhibition at the National Museum of Art, Deoksu Palace. Works of more than 100 Korean painters and sculptors from 1910 to 1960 are shown. Admission is free. Visit

Rubens, Baroque Masterpieces
Main Exhibition Hall 1, Sejong Center for Performing Arts
Through March 15
Masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthonis Van Dyk, Jan Van Goyen and other Flemish artists are in Seoul for the first time. The artworks are on loan from the Vienna Academy Museum. Admission is 12,000 won for adults, 9,000 for students and 7,000 for children. Call 1544-6154.

Joan Miro: The Last Passion
Museum of Art, Seongnam Art Center
Through Feb. 22
A retrospective of Spanish artist Joan Miro is ongoing at the Seongnam Art Center. Call (02) 783-8141 or

Soonja Han
Johyun Gallery
Through Feb.14
Circles are the main theme of Soonja Han's works. With no traces of Asian or Western influences, Han creates lively colored circles that intersect. Visit or call (02) 3443-6364.

Shisei Kuwabara
The Museum of Photography, Seoul
Through Feb. 21
Renowned Japanese photojournalist Shisei Kuwabara is holding a solo exhibition of his black-and-white photographs of Korea. Visit or call (02) 418-1315.

Art Sonje Center
Through Feb. 15
Paradigm Shift curator Han Keum-hyun put together this group exhibition of works by artists Kim Gyoo-sik, Noh Sun-tag, Back Seung-woo, Lee Young-hoon and Jeon Jae-hong. The center is open Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit or the exhibition blog:

Great Masters of European Art: Meet Rembrandt
Hangaram Art Museum
Through Feb. 26
Art works by great European masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and Boucher are in Seoul for the first time. The works are from the permanent collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia. The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are 12,000 won for adults, 9,000 for youths and 7,000 for children. Call (02) 2113-3400. Visit (English, Korean).

Park Hong-soon Solo Exhibition
Museum of Photography, Seoul
Through Feb. 21
Park Hong-soon is holding a solo exhibition of his black and white photography. Visit or call (02) 418-1315.

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Through March 1
Park Jae-kwon is holding a solo exhibition, Misterio, at the Gallery 6 of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. Visit

Who's Next in China
Opera Gallery
Open Run
The works of the next generation of Chinese artists such as Xue Song, Zhang Wei, Feng Ling and Xiong Qin are showcased at Opera Gallery Seoul. Visit

Heaven for Artists
Seoul Museum of Art
Through March 22
"Heaven for Artists" features 79 works, which show the different concepts of heaven, from the renowned Pompidou Center in Paris, France. Artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Raoul Dufy and Marc Chagall show how they interpret heaven. Tickets are 12,000 won for adults, 9,000 won 12-17 year olds, and 7,000 won for 6-11 year olds. Closed on Monday. Visit or

I Am An Artist
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Through March 8
The Young Korean Artists 2008 exhibit features works by promising artists such as Sang Seok-ho, Kim Si-won, Wee Young-il, Lee Jae-hoon and Che One-joon. Visit or call (02) 2188-6000.

Va & Vient
NaLee Mecenat Art Center
Through Feb. 14
Eight French artists, such as Jean-Marie Appriou, Carole Bailly, Julia Chobert, Pierre Derrien, are participating in this group exhibit at the center, located in Gimpo City. Visit or

The Gleam of Lanterns
Cyan Museum of Art
Through April 26
Sculptor Park Choong-heum is holding a solo exhibition that explores art and design as a symbol of life. Visit or call (054) 338-9391.

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