Monday, December 7, 2009

Art Exhibitions in and around Seoul December 2009

(original source Korea Times)
Sungkok Art Museum
Through Dec. 31 Closed Mondays. Entry 5,000 won.
Sungkok Art Museum is hosting a special exhibition "Masks," sponsored by the French Cultural Center. It features 100 works by 48 international artists, including Valerie Belin, Sophie Calle, Man Ray, Andy Warhol, Koo Bohn-chang and Oh Hein-kuhn. Visit or call (02) 737-8999.

Youngeun Museum
Through Dec. 13
Park Yong-sik is holding a solo exhibition, as part of the Youngeun Artist Project 2009-2010 relay exhibitions. Youngeun Museum is located in Gwangju City, Gyeonggi Province. Visit www.

Closed Door Room
Project Space
Through Dec. 11
Roh Choong-hyun is holding a solo exhibition at Project Space, Gwanhoon-dong. Visit or call (02) 733-0440.

Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Art from Korea in Seoul
National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea
Through Feb. 15
The National Museum of Contemporary Art originally organized this exhibition in 2007 to introduce contemporary Korean art to Chile and Argentina. It is now being held in Korea for the first time. Visit

Arario's Finest: Celebrating 20 years of Arario Gallery
Arario Gallery Cheonan
Through Dec. 10
To celebrate Arario Gallery's 20th anniversary, a special exhibition features works by renowned artist Andy Warhol, Sigmar Polke, Neo Rauch, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Damien Hirst and Keith Haring. Tickets are 3,000 won for adults and 2,000 won for students. Arario Gallery is located near the Cheonan Bus Terminal, Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province. Call (041)551-5100. Visit

Korea Now
Gallery Sangsangmadang
Through Dec. 9
Gallery Sangsangmadang, located in Hongdae, is holding a solo exhibition of works by artist Sun Mu, who fled North Korea. Visit or call (02) 330-6223.

Kim Jung-ah 6th Solo Exhibition
KT Gallery
Through Dec. 13
Kim Jung-ah capture the love and happiness of a young bride in paintings on display at KT Gallery, located at KT Art Hall in Gwanghwamun.

Ahn Jung-geun Exhibition
Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center
Through Jan. 24
"Peace Beyond Independence" is the theme of this special calligraphy exhibition focusing on patriot Ahn Jung-geun. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ahn's assassination of the first Japanese resident-general of Korea, Hirobumi Ito, on Oct. 26, 1909, in China. The exhibition is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Mondays. Visit

Martin Creed
Art Sonje Center
Through Feb. 12
Turner Prize-winning British conceptual artist Martin Creed is holding a three-month long exhibition at Art Sonje Center. The exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit or call 02-733-8945.

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.

Kim Ho-deuk
Cyan Museum of Art
Through March 28
The solo show of Daegu-based artist Kim Ho-deuk is being held at Cyan Museum of Art, Hwasan-myeon, Yeongcheon-si, North Gyeongsang Province. Visit

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

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