Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sunday Film Screenings at J.L. Godard Cinema Bar, Hongdae

DOUBLE BILL...every Sunday at the J.L. Godard Cinema Bar in Hongdae. Like the name states, two movies are shown. Cozy environment, snacks provided, bar located at the venue, friendly people, good films.

Sunday showings:
5 PM
7 PM
Entry *5,000 won
Opening time *doors 4:30

Location: Hongdae, about 5 mins walk from Line 2, Exit 4 Hongik Univ. subway.

For directions see map:

Sunday, May 17, 2009

"A.L.I.C.E. Museum 2009: Future School", SOMA Museum of Art, Seoul, til June 21

"A.L.I.C.E. Museum 2009: Future School":
Hosted by Art Center Nabi, this exhibition running at SOMA Museum of Art sets out to prove that art and science are inseparable. It showcases 21 interactive media works and installations by 16 well-established international and local artists that can educate children on ecology, biology and technology in the 21st century as well as encourage their artistic sensibilities.

The show has five sections, the first letter of each one corresponding to the acronym of "A.L.I.C.E.," - "Artistic Studio," "Lively Station," "Intelligent Platform," "Creative Engine," and "Eco-Friendly Wonderland."

The exhibition runs through June 21 at SOMA Museum of Art in Bangi-dong, Jamsil area of southeastern Seoul.
Admissions are 6,000 won for all ages and 3,000 won for groups of more than 15 persons.
For more information, call (02) 425-1077 or visit www.somamuseum.org or www.nabi.or.kr/alice2009
Transport directions in English at:

Children's book illustration exhibition - Seoul Arts center, til June 23

"Voyage to the world of illustration": Do you remember the last storybook you read? The exhibition running at Hangaram Art Museum at the Seoul Arts Center in Seocho-dong invites you to the world of childish innocence.

More than 450 original storybook illustrations by 65 world-renowned illustrators including Anthony Browne, Helen Oxenbury, Herve Tullet, and Korean illustrators such as Go Ji-young, Choi Sook-hee and Choi Hyun-mook are on display.

This is the second exhibition of the same title since 2007. Compared with the first time, this exhibition has doubled in size and the number of exhibits. More graceful than cartoons and easier to understand than complex contemporary art, the showcased illustrations easily catch viewers' eyes regardless of age.

The show runs through June 23 at Hangaram Art Museum at the Seoul Arts Center in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul.
Tickets are 10,000 won.
For more information, call (02) 585-9991 or visit www.sangsang2009.co.kr (Korean only), or http://www.sac.or.kr/eng/ (Korean and English). The SAC website has excellent transport directions and maps in English.
Closest subway is Line 2 Seocho station and a 15 min walk.

Handbag Exhibition to 30 May, Hwadong, Central Seoul

"Handbag, My Love" exhibits representative handbags from the 19th century.
More than 80 handbags from all over the world are displayed at the exhibition on the second floor of the World Jewellery Museum in Hwa-dong.
Lee Kang-won, the director of the museum, collected the exhibits herself over 30 years while traveling the globe with her diplomat husband.

The World Jewellery Museum presents its “Handbag, My Love” exhibition through May. The handbag could be called one of the most important fashion items establishing a trendy woman’s identity. A handbag reflects fashion trends and the personality of the person carrying it. Also, the inside of the handbag contains women’s secrets like a hidden palace.

The items in a handbag also show aspects of the times. Since the 18th century, women have carried money, cosmetics, keys, handkerchiefs, notes, pens and love letters in their purses. Changes in the shapes and uses of the handbag indicate changes in women’s social status as well as social developments.

The handbag we know today appeared in the 1880s. Like a close friend, a social necessity, and a luxurious accessory for a woman, the handbag reflects the spirit of the time, and the designs of the handbag are closely related to art trends ranging from the early 20th century’s art nouveau to the mid-20th century’s pop art.

The World Jewellery Museum has on display some 80 handbags from Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and the South Pacific, dating to periods ranging from the 1870s to the 1950s. This rarely seen handbag collection allows visitors an opportunity to discover the aesthetic, historical and cultural meanings of handbags as well as to gain a new sense of their significance as personal ornaments that share a long history with people, rather than just as icons of fashion.

The exhibition runs through May 30th at the World Jewellery Museum in Hwadong, central Seoul.

Tickets are 5,000 won for adults, 3,000 won for students and 2,000 won for children under seven-years old.
Hours: 11am - 5.30pm. The museum is closed on Mondays
Address: Seoul, Jongno-gu, Hwadong, 75-3 (in the central Seoul art gallery area near the National Folk Museum)

Public transport: Closest subway: Line 3 Gyeongbokgun station exit 5 , or Anguk station exit 1 (15 minute walk from either station. You should get a map to guide you. The World Jewellery Museum is not far from the Art Sonje Center).

For more information, call (02) 730-1610 or go through 02-1330 (Tourist information) for English information.

Please visit: http://www.wjmuseum.com

Canadian Poetry and Culture, 25, 25 and 28 May, Seoul

The Canadian Embassy cordially invites you to a Poem Recital:
"Canadian Poetry and Culture: Three Days in Seoul".


Speaker: Archival M. Young, Professor Emeritus
Faculty of Arts, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Theme: “The Trees are tangled with Menace”
When: Monday, May 25th, 4 to 6 pm
Venue: Sookmyung Women's University (tel:2077-7166)
Poets: Douglas Le Pan and Margaret Atwood

Douglas Le Pan
Coureurs de Bois,
A Country without a Mythology

Margaret Atwood
The Animals in That Country
Progressive Insanities of a Pioneer

Theme: “This land like a mirror turns you inward”
When: Tuesday, May 26th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Schofield Hall, Canadian Embassy in Seoul (tel: 3783-6000)
Poets: Margaret Atwood, Gwendolyn MacEwen and E.J. Pratt

Margaret Atwood
Departure from the Bush

Gwendolyn MacEwen
Dark Pines Under Water

E.J. Pratt

Theme:“How splendidly I might perform”
When: Thursday, May 28th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Samsumg Raemian Gallery, Unni-Dong, Jongno-Gu, tel:765-3304
Poet: Alden Nolan

Alden Nolan
The People Who Are Gone
If I could be Certain, God

(This information gleaned from http://www.korea4expats.com/)

First screening of local documentary film, Itaewon - Monday May 18

Hey ! It has happened! We have finally made our first short doco film !

Please join us for the first public screening

where - the Hollywood Bar in Itaewon
when - Monday 18th May (that's tonight ! )
at - 7:30pm
As it is a bar, drinks and food will be available to order
Contact numbers - Hollywood 010 8633 8565 / Brenda 010 6439 1197
Email: Hollywood

How to get there? Take exit 3 Itaewon Station past Hard Rock Cafe, walk along the main drag (away from Hamilton) mebee 50 meters. When the shops are set back from the road, look left and you will see a gaggle of restaurants eg La CIGALLE French Restaurant, hamburger joints .. look up to see ANTONIO'S; HOLLYWOOD is above on the top floor. The stairs are on the left of the building.

The purpose of this screening is to get feedback from you guys and gals - Q&A stuff where all comments will be taken very seriously.

Please send on this invite to people who might also be interested to participate.

MAYBE you'll even see your glorious self in Technicolor with full DOLBY surround sound (nah, just joshing about the Dolby stuff .. )

Hope to see you there - Brenda

2009 Chuncheon International Mime Festival May 24-31

The 2009 Chuncheon International Mime Festival is an eight-day extravaganza that runs from May 24 to 31, featuring mime companies and performing teams from Korea as well as from Australia, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao and Russia. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, which started out in 1998 as the Korean Mime Festival. This is an event for everyone, from children to adults to seniors, including people of all ages who want to enjoy some of the all-night event.

Perfomance Highlights:
Black Sky White’s “Astronomy for Insects” on Mon & Tue, 7pm at Chuncheon Culture & Art Center.
Cookie Cutter and Friends” on Mon—Thu, 11am at Chuncheon Puppet Theatre (Australia)
Blik on Thu & Fri, 7pm at Chuncheon Culture & Art Center (co-production Korea/France)
Maids” on Mon & Tue, 9pm at Bomnae Theatre (co-production Korean/Macao)
Why Not on Wed & Thu, 10:30pm at Mime House (Hong Kong)

Events Highlights:
Opening Ceremony traditionally held on the streets of Myeongdong, in Chuncheon.
“Ah! Surajang” (Mon, 12pm—5pm). During this event, a myriad of street performances and fun activities will be taking place in downtown Chuncheon, near Brown 5-ga and M Department Store, starting at noon. The water-themed “Ah! Surajang” event will provide a great feast of festivities, gathering performers, staff and volunteer workers together with visitors from Korea and overseas.
All Night Performances will be held in Udamari on Goseumdochi Island.
Friday Madness (Fri, 11pm) will present a party for artistic types and festival lovers in an open space where they can freely express their artistic sense. Open to people of all ages.
The finale which continues late into the night includes artists and visitors parading through the streets near Myeongdong (Chuncheon)arm in arm.

Events/Performances Details:
Contact 033-1330 if there is no English speaker at call (033) 242-0585. The festival website was in Korean only as of the date of this posting (you can find a description of the 2008 festival in English, though).

Admission/Participation Fees:
Some participation fees may be charged. (W7,000 ~ W20,000)

Getting There
Train: From Seoul, the best way to get to Chuncheon is by Korail, enjoying the nice view from the train. From Cheongnyangni Station in Seoul, a train departs for Nam Chuncheon every hour. Take the Gyeongchun Line and disembark at Namchuncheon Station. (Chuncheon Station, the nearest station to the venue, is currently under construction.) It takes about two hours to travel from Seoul’s Cheongnyangni Station to Namchuncheon Station.
Bus: You can also take an express bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal in Seoul— it takes a little under two hours to get from Seoul to Chuncheon this way.

In Chuncheon
Bus:You can take a bus (buses run every 15 minutes) or taxi to Chuncheon Puppet Theater or Goseumdochi Island. It takes about 20 minutes by taxi. During the festival, there is also a free shuttle bus from Nam Chuncheon Station to the venue. Call +82-33-242-0585 (Korean) for more information or contact 033-1330 / 02-1330.

Please visit: http://www.mimefestival.com/

Cross Cultural Theater Workshop, Sun. 31 May, Seoul

Root Experience theater company have had a few places become available for their initial theater workshop taking place on the Sunday 31st May.
The workshop will involve exploring stories from both cultures, looking at how these affect the way that we relate to each other. It will create a fun, inclusive and vibrant atmosphere using traditional storytelling skills from our participants, alongside improvisation, clowning and playful physical performance techniques.

The workshop will be the beginning of a series of workshops that will create the final street performance. The piece will take a humorous look at the similarities and differences that exist when Korean and Western cultures collide.

This work will be conducted by Simon Magnus, Artistic Director of Root Experience theater company. Simon is a London based theater director with 10 years experience in the industry, including a residency in a London theatre and work with London Metropolitan University. His work has ranged from interpretations of classical and modern texts to experimental physical performances.

With Root Experience, Simon has directed and produced work in both London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is currently in Seoul exploring how Korean and Western cultures are mingling and living side by side.

All workshops will be conducted in both English and Korean, and will take place on one weekend day.
For more information please contact simon@rootexperience.org, or call 010 8061 3944.

Please visit: http://www.rootexperience.co.uk

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Exhibition,'Sharing Pixels' , Anyang, Gyeonggido, til May 27

"Sharing Pixels_픽셀을 나누다展"

A group show by Ryan McLay and Mirim Chu

Hosted @ Stone & Water space, Anyang, Gyeonggido

Dates: 2009.5.6~5.27 (monday closed)

Closing ceremony 2009.5.27. wednesday 7pm

Hello Everyone,

I like to welcome you all to my group show entitled “Sharing Pixels” at Stone & Water gallery in Anyang . I’m exhibiting with a great Korean multi-media artist Mirim Chu. This exhibition is looking at two artists working with pixels. This space is in the heart of Anyang traditional Seokso market.

Ryan McLay

경기도 안양시 만안구 석수2동 286-15, 2층 / Tel.031-472-2886 / www.stonenwater.org
2F, 286-15, Suksoo-2dong, Manan-cu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Exhibition opening: 'In Flux' Seoul Art Collective, Hongdae, May 31 - Jun 17

Invitation from the Seoul Art Collective:
In Flux ‘변화’ Seoul Art Collective group show
May 31st – June17 2009 at the Door gallery.
Opening reception and performance by James Topple May 31st 18:00
Directions: Hongik University Station exit 4. Follow the signs taped to the ground!
(Sinchon end of Hongdae near the railway bridge)

See: the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173930610083

‘In Flux’ group exhibition presents pieces reflecting the surge of dynamic, temporally charged moments in the artist’s lives. The creative energy and geographical location of the artist in today’s world is in continual motion. Some pass through Korea quickly, while others form a more permanent relationship, becoming tributaries leading to the mainstream of Korean visual culture.
‘변화’ 란 전시회는 작가들이 여러 나라에서 머물며 겪었던 강렬한 경험을 바탕으로 감정의 변화를 반영하는 작품을 통하여 끊임없는 흐름을 보여준다. 오늘날의 작가는 끈임 없는 지리적 위치변화를 통하여 새롭고 더 나은 영감을 받는다. 일부 작가들은 한국을 빠르게 지나치는 반면, 다른 작가들은 한국과 영구적인 관계를 맺으며 한국의 영상문화에 중요한 공헌을 한다.

Melissa Wyman - USA
Tammy Kim - USA
Matt Flanagan - CANADA
Jeffrey Morabito - USA
Loren E. Rudisuela - CANADA
Zachary Eichelberger - USA
Surya Gied - GERMANY
Ryan McLay - CANADA
James Topple - ENGLAND
Annabel Fenn - ENGLAND
Roxana Manoucherhi -IRAN
Zahra Jaan - ENGLAND

Thank a lot and I hope to see you there!

All the best,
Seoul Art Collective | Co President
Phone: 010-9039-1536
E-mail: travisleestreet@live.com
Website: http://seoulartcollective.tk

2009 Seoul International Book fair, May 13-17

What: 2009 Seoul International Book fair
Where: COEX, Seoul
Open to the Public : 14-15 May 10:00-19:00
16 May 10:00-22:00
17 May 10:00-20:00
Cost: adults 3000 won, children 1000 won

The Seoul Int'l Book Fair opened yesterday at COEX and has a bunch of booths for artists' books from Korea and internationally.
There are also performances, calligraphy demonstrations, etc.
See website: (English): http://sibf.or.kr/eng/

Getting there:
From Seoul city
If you are in the city, taking either a subway or a taxi is the easiest way to reach the fair site.
(1) Subway -Line No. 2 Green Line
Destination: Samsung station (Trade Center) ~ Exit no. 6

(2) Taxi: - Call Taxi only for Foreigners provided by World Cup Arirang Tourist Co Ltd.
Tel. +82 (0)2 793 1013

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Free acoustic music concerts, Hongdae May 14, 15

Event #1.
What: Free music performances by foreign musos: Stephanie Scarlet (US singer/songwriter), Yuki Sato (Japan), Stoneboy
Date/time:May 14, Thur, 10.30pm
Venue: Odeng bar, (Sinchon side of Hongdae) Closest subway. Sinchon Line 2, exit 8, 500m. (see top left side of map)

What: Free music performances by foreign and Korean bands: Stephanie Scarlet (US singer/songwriter), Yakoba4life, DoEun Yong (USA, hand drumming), Tamyo, (3 Korean women on vocals/guitar)
Date/time: May 15, Friday from 9.30 pm
Venue: Nomad's Pool (near Hongik University) Closest subway Sangsu (Line 6) exit 2, 500m. (see top right side of map)
Info: cafe.naver.com/nomadspool

Opening and seminar- The next of Japan- Doosan Gallery and LOOP gallery Hongdae, May 14 - June 25

Japanese contemporary art exhibition ‘Re:Membering-Next of Japan’, hosted by Doosan Gallery, will be exhibited in Doosan Gallery and Alternative Space Loop from the 14th of May to the 25th of June. 5 artist’s works in Doosan Gallery(KANEUJI Teppei, ASAKAI Yoko, MINOWA Akiko, MASADA Takeshi, TAGUCHI Kazuna) and other 5 artist’s works in Alternative Space Loop(IZUMI Taro, TAGUCHI Yukihiro, HAYAKAWA Yuta, IWAI Masaru, KONDO Keisuke) are to be presented with 13 single channel works. This exhibition and the seminar will give you an opportunity to discover a cross-section of contemporary art of Japan after 90’s which is moving out of influences of contemporary art of Japan in the past, widely known for its ‘Super Flat’ and ‘Japan Anipop’.
○ Exhibition Outline
• Subject : Re: Membering - Next of Japan
• Date : May 14, 09 to June 25, ‘09
• Venue : Alternative Space Loop/Doosan Gallery
• Supervised by Doosan Gallery
• Sponsored by Doosan Gallery
• Supported by The Japan Foundation, Seoul
○ Reception
• Date : May 14, ‘09, 18:00
• Venue : Doosan Gallery
○ Seminar
• Date : May 14, ‘09, 13:00 to 16:30
• Venue : Yeongang Hall, Doosan Gallery
• Subject : Contemporary Art of Japan after 90’s

Getting to Doosan Gallery: From Exit 1 Jongno 5-ga Station (Line 1), turn left at the first alley and go straight. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Monday.

Call (02) 708-5015 or visit http://www.doosanartcenter.com.
Enquiries: (02)708-5050, jinwoo.chung@doosan.com

Getting to LOOP gallery, Hongdae. Closest subway is Line 2 (green Line) Hongik University , exit 4, then 10 min walk.
See map on website (English): http://www.galleryloop.com/

○ Participant Artists
ASAKAI Yoko (photography)
HAYAKAWA Yuta (installation)
HAYASHI Yuki (single channel video)
IWAI Masaru (installation)
IZUMI Taro (installation)
KANEUJI Teppei (installation)
KOIZUMI Meiro (single channel video)
KONDO Keisuke (painting)
KUROYANAGI Teppei (single channel video)
MASADA Takeshi (painting)
MINOWA Akiko (installation)
MIZUKOSHI Kaeko (single channel video)
OKUMURA Yuki (single channel video)
SAKAKIBARA Sumito (single channel video)
SHINCHIKA (single channel video)
SUZUKI Hiraku (single channel videoi)
TAGUCHI Kazuna (photography)
TAGUCHI Yukihiro (installation)
TSUDA Michiko (single channel video)
YAGI Lyota (single channel video)

Exhibition at Nam Jun Paik Art Center - extended to May 31, 2009

What: 'The first stop on the superhighway' contemporary international art exhibition
Where: Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Gyeonggido (30 mins south of central Seoul)

Open daily: 10am -7pm
Admission: 3,000 won (General), 2,000 won (Groups of over 20 people) . Free entrance for children, students and seniors
Free guided tours daily on weekdays at 2pm and 4pm, weekends at 1pm, 2pm and 4pm.

To Visit the NJP Art Center:
Fastest Transportation from Seoul (every 20 minutes) is by bus which takes approx. 30 minutes, cost: 1800 Won.
From Center of Seoul: Red 5000 or 5005 buses, stop at the red bus stop in front of the KB* Bank, opposite the Lotte-Department Store, close to Euljiro1-ga subway station (green line #2).
Buses also stop in Hannam-dong (across from Dan-Kuk University).

From South Seoul: Gangnam Station, take the Red 5001 and 5003 buses to Shingal.
After turning off the highway at Shingal, get off at the second stop which is the Shingal Pashulso (Police Station). From there, the NJP ART CENTER is 300 meters away.

See website (English) for more info:

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Films: David Lean Retrospective - Seoul Art Cinema, Insadong til May 17

David Lean was the director of The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia etc.
The David Lean Retrospective is being held in Seoul Art Cinema, near Insadong, Seoul until May 17
Tickets: 6000 won (adult non-member)
You can see the screening schedule and more info at the website (Korean):

Dorkbot Event - artist demonstration and party - Goyang National Art Studio, May 16


WHAT: dorkbot event | http://dorkbot.org
DATE: 1:00 PM Afternoon – Saturday, May 16th, 2009

TITLE: "Mechanism and Sound – EEPP (Electricity Electronics Programming Platform)"

ByoungHo Kim ( www.bitpaste.com | 010-4499-9944 | kimbyoungho@gmail.com )

LANGUAGES: Korean and English

PLACE: Goyang National Art Studio
655 Gwansan-dong, Deokyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, ROK, 412-804
Telephone: (031) 962-0070 | FAX: (031) 962-4470 | www.artstudio.or.kr

Metro: Gupabal Station (#310) – Orange Line 3: Exit 4.
Turn Left, walk towards the main road, take a Left again towards the further
bus island, and take BUS: 9709, 9710, 30 or 31 (20-minute ride).
Disembark at "Gogol-station" stop, and follow the large brown highway sign to:
"Goyang National Art Studio" (5-minute walk).
Bus: Depart from Seoul Station or City Hall Station or
Gwanghwamun Station – 9709 or 9710

OUTDOOR BBQ:Please bring something to throw on the grill, prepared food,
and or beverage to share!

더크밧 이벤트 (dorkbot event) http://dorkbot.org
시일: 2009년 5월 16일, 오후 13:00

제목: "기계 장치와 음향 - EEPP (Electricity Electronics Programming Platform)"

예술가: 김병호 ( www.bitpaste.com | 010-4499-9944 | kimbyoungho@gmail.com )

언어:한국어와 영어

장소: 고양미술창작스튜디오
경기도 고양시 덕양구 655 관산동 412-804
전화번호: (031) 962-0070 | 펙스: (031) 962-4470 | www.artstudio.or.kr

가시는 방법:
지하철: 구파발역 3호선 4번 출구
좌회전하시고 직진하신 다음에 버스정류장쪽으로 다시 좌회전하십시오.
버스 9709번, 9710번, 30번, 31번를을 타셔도 된니다 (소요시간 약 20분).
고골역에서 하차하십시오. 고양미술창작스튜디오까지 5분 도보입니다.

버스: 서울역, 시청역 및 광화문역에서 버스 9709번이나 9710번 승차

야외 바베큐: 먹는 것이나 음료수를 가져 오시기 바랍니다.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Opening - 'My plastic Seoul' - solo exhibition by Anna Phillips, Gallery Sogool, near Hongdae, May 22 - 31

Solo exhibition by Australian artist, Anna Phillips.
Opening May 22 at Gallery Sogool, near Hongdae.

About exhibition: Anna Phillips works with recycled plastic bags to create her own version of traditional style hand-stitched Korean 'pojagi' panels, and various crocheted items.

Where: Sogool Gallery, Changjeondong 393-4, Mapogu, Seoul (just south-east of the Hongdae area)
Web address: Gallery Sogool - http://www.sogool.in/

Getting to Sogool gallery: It's about 400m from Gwangheungchang Subway station on line 6 Brown line, Exit 1 (take a sharp left at the exit 1 and walk straight until you see gallery Sogool on your right), or 600m from Exit 2 Sangsu station - walk in the direction of Gwangheungchang subway and the gallery is a very small white-painted building after the pedestrian overpass. Please refer to Sogool gallery website, "About" page for photos to guide your walk from Sangsu station.
Website: ttp://www.sogool.in/

Monday, May 4, 2009

'Waist Down' - Prada exhibition- Gyeonghui Palace Garden, Jongno, Seoul. To May 24

Exhibition: Waist Down ― Skirts by Miuccia Prada
Venue: Prada Transformer
Duration: 25 April to 24 May 2009
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday Noon to 6PM (to 8PM on Thur, Fri, Sat and Sun). Closed Mondays
Admission: Free

The Prada Transformer, a temporary structure built on the grounds of Gyeonghui Palace, opened with this exhibition featuring 65 of the most outstanding skirts from Prada's collections since 1988. Admission is free, but advanced reservation is required.
For non- Koreans call: 02 737 4773
or email: booking.transformer@prada.com

For Korean citizens: you can book online through the website using your ID number.

See website for all details: (English) http://www.prada-transformer.com/
Location: Downtown Seoul, Jongno, Gyeonghui Palace garden, Prada Transformer (Near Seoul Museum of History)
Closest subway: Line 5, purple line, Seodaemun or Gwanghwamun stations, 10 min walk.
Easiest way is: Get off at Seodaemun Subway Station (Subway Line No. 5 Stop 532), Exit No. 4, and go straight 150 meters up to the Naeil Newspaper Office on the corner. Turn right there. It's about a 10-minute walk.