Saturday, October 17, 2009

Art Exhibitions in Seoul through Nov/Dec 2009

Art Exhibitions roundup - (Source: Korea Times Oct 1, 2009)

Organ Mix
Total Museum of Contemporary Art
Through Nov. 15
Conceptual works by Korean and foreign artists who have studied and lived in Germany are displayed in this new exhibition at the Total Museum of Contemporary Art. Eleven artists, including Danica Dakic, Klaus Mettig, Rita McBride, Lee Moon-ho and Kim Hee-seon, have been invited to show their works. Visit

City_net Asia 2009
Seoul Museum of Art
Through Nov. 22
This biennial exhibition introduces works of art by Asian artists. Curators based in Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing and Istanbul organized this exhibition. Visit or call (02) 2124-8800.

The Poetic Art of Colors _ Light of Heart
Yongeun Museum of Contemporary Art
Oct. 10-Dec. 13
Artist Bang Hai-ja is holding a solo exhibition at the Yongeun Museum of Art. Visit or call (031) 761-0137.

Flexible Aura
Brain Factory
Oct. 15-Nov.1
Brain Factory is hosting a group exhibition featuring works by foreign and Korean artists, including Candida Hofer, Kristoffer Akselbo, Tasha Aulls and Jee Oh. Visit

Art Dome
Gallery Ssamzie
Through Oct. 18
Works by Korean and Spanish artists are on display at Gallery Ssamzie for this exhibition highlighting cultural exchange between the two countries. Call (02) 736-0900(#504) or visit

English OBSE-ssion
Gallery Factory
Through Oct. 30
Kim Bo-hyung and Kim Jin-soo collaborated on a video project about the Korean obsession with English. It is currently being shown at Gallery Factory. Call (02) 733-4883 or visit

Trip to Myself
National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea
Through Oct. 25
A retrospective of works of the late artist Lee Byoung-yong is on-going at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province. Lee had actively participated in the activities of avant-garde group Esprit that were crucial to the development of Korean modern art in the early 1970s. To get there, get off at Seoul Grand Park Subway Line 4, Exit 4, where a shuttle bus to the museum is available every 20 minutes. Visit

Moving Target
N Gallery
Oct. 7-29
Six Korean artists, Ahn Bong-kyun, Yoo Geun -taek, Lee Gil-woo, Lee Sung-o, Lim Taek and Lee Lee-am, are participating in this group exhibition at N Gallery. Call 070-7430-3323 or visit

On The Threshold
Pyo Gallery, Itaewon
Through Oct. 30
Artist Lee Yong-deok's installation ``I'm Not Expensive'' was included in the 2008 Singapore Biennale. He is holding a solo show at Pyo Gallery in Itaewon. Visit

Johyun Gallery Seoul
Through Oct. 20
Artist Boo Moon's photographs are being shown at Johyun Gallery, Nature Poem building, Cheongdam-dong. Visit

Olafur Eliasson
PKM Trinity Gallery
Oct. 9 - Nov. 14
PKM Trinity Gallery, located in Cheongdam-dong, is hosting an exhibition of works by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Call (02) 515-9496. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 11a.m.-6 p.m. Visit

Portraits of Shoes, Stories of Feet
Sungkok Art Museum
Through Nov. 8
Learn about the history of footwear at this special exhibition sponsored by the French Cultural Center. Admission is 5,000 won. Visit

Arario Seoul, Arario Cheonan
Through Oct. 25
Korea-born American artist Jin Meyerson is having two simultaneous solo shows at Arario galleries in Seoul and Cheonan. His works are characterized by dizzying colors and distorted images. Visit

Video: Vide & 0
Arko Arts Center
Through Oct. 18
Arko Arts Center, located in Daehangro, is holding ``Video: Vide & 0,'' an exhibition that hopes to expand the public's understanding of video art. Visit

Super Mega Factory
Kukje Gallery
Through Oct. 18
Kira Kim's solo exhibition at Kukje Gallery features wooden sculptures of 20th-century superheroes and monsters. Visit

Stan Douglas
Mongin Art Center
Through Nov. 1
Canadian media and video artist Stan Douglas is having his first solo exhibition in Korea. The show includes his black-and-white portrait photographs. Mongin Art Center is located in Samcheong-dong. It is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit

Architectural Ceramic Now & New
Clayarch Gimhae Museum
Through Feb. 7

The Clayarch Gimhae Museum, located in South Gyeongsang Province, is holding its 8th Architectural Ceramic Exhibition. Participating artists include Song Jun-gyu, Hilde Angel Danielsen, Lee Jong-geun and Johannes Pfeiffer. Visit or call (055) 340-7000.

Desire and Anesthesia
Art Sonje Center
Through Oct. 25
Ham Kyung-ah is holding a solo exhibition at Art Sonje Center, Seokuk-dong, Jongno. Visit

Multiple/ Dialogue
National Museum of Contemporary Art of Korea
Through Feb. 7, 2010
This yearlong exhibition brings together the works of the late Paik Nam-june and Korean-American artist Kang Ik-joong. On display is Paik's multimedia installation and Kang's installation work, made of thousands of paintings, woodcuts and drawings. The two artists may have come from different generations and have distinct artistic styles, but their art continues to enthrall. To get there, get off at Seoul Grand Park Subway Line 4, Exit 4, where a shuttle bus to the museum is available every 20 minutes. Visit

No comments: