Sunday, March 15, 2009

List of Art Exhibitions in Seoul for March

From the Korea Times, March 12
Art Exhibitions

The Still: Logical Conversation
Gallery Hyundai Gangnam Space
Through March 29
Twenty-two Korean artists have gathered to offer an exhibition presenting a modern re-interpretation of still life, including sculptures, photographs, and video installations by Han S:I, Bae Joon-sung, Bahk Seon-ghi and Kim Si-yeon, among others. For more information, call (02) 519-0800 or visit

Gana Art Gangnam
Through April 5
Artists with visually similar styles are paired together for this exhibition. Works by noted artists Damien Hirst and Ron Arad, as well as Korean artists Ko Young-hoon and Kim Kang-yong, are on display at Gana Art Gangnam. Call (02) 512-1650. For more information, call (02) 512-1650.

A Daydream
Art Space Hue
Through March 27
Lee Jeong-woong deals with themes of love, memory, rapture and solitude in his oil and digital paintings. Art Space Hue is located in Seogyo, Mapo. Call (02) 333-0955 or email

A House of 2.6 Square Meters
Gallery Space A
Through April 26
Sculptor Ahn Kyu-chul sends a message about the greed that is dominant in today's society through his first solo exhibition in five years. The houses on display contain minimal necessities for survival. Call (02) 3670-3628 or visit

Lee Young-jin
Gallery Godo
Through March 24
Lee Young-jin is holding a solo exhibition, featuring works such as ``gaze'' and ``cry,'' at Gallery Godo. Call (02) 720-2223. Visit

Another Common Sense
Urban Art
Through March 31
Three Korean artists, Koo Sung-yeon, Lee One and Beak Jung-gi, shatter ideas of common sense and redefine common sense using their own ideas through art works. Visit or call (02) 511-2031.

Latin Contemporary Art (Sensitivity)
Gallery Bellarte
Through March 31
Gallery Bellarte is hosting the second of a two-part exhibition showcasing contemporary Latin American artists. Call (02) 739-4333.

In the Shadow of the Flame
Gallery Em
Through April 18
New Zealand-born Dutch artist Dylan Graham makes exquisite hand-cut paper works. This exhibition at Gallery Em in Chungdam-dong is Graham's first in Korea. Call (02) 544-8145 or visit

Posco Art Museum
Through March 25
Cha Kyu-sun is holding a solo exhibition at Posco Art Museum, located at Posco Art Center, Daechi-dong. Call (02) 3457-1665.

Gallery 2
Through March 28
Sung Nak-hee showcases colorful, geometric patterned art works for a solo exhibition at Gallery 2, located at the Nature Poem Building in Cheongdam-dong. Visit

On Every Border Flower Blossoms
Daejeon Museum of Art
Through May 22
Daejeon Museum of Art welcomes the spring season with a special exhibition featuring sculptures, paintings, media art and installations by Kim Hong-joo, Kim Hae-min, Rim Dong-sik, Jung Kwang-ho and Hong Myung-seop. Call (042) 602-3252.

Michael Craig-Martin
PKM Trinity Gallery
Through March 31
Irish conceptual artist and painter Michael Craig-Martin is holding a solo exhibition at PKM Trinity Gallery, Cheongdam-dong. He has influenced many of the "Young British Artists.'' Visit or call (02) 515-9496.

Kukje Gallery
Through March 29
Kukje Gallery is hosting an exhibition of the works of acclaimed Neo-Pop Japanese artist Hideaki Kawashima. His works feature floating faces, inspired by elements of Japanese anime and manga. Visit or call (02) 735-8449.

To Make a Rainbow
Arario Gallery, Cheonan
Through March 29
Arario Gallery President Kim Chang-il is holding his fifth solo exhibition as an artist. As Ci Kim, he recreated his past art works and threw tomatoes on them. Call (041) 551-5100 or visit

Mukoyama Yutaka
Gallery The Chai
Through March 31
Osaka-born artist Mukoyama Yutaka is holding a solo exhibition at Gallery The Chai, Heyri Art Valley in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. Call (031) 942-5429.

A Message From Spring
Yongeun Museum
Through April 5
Welcome the new season with fresh art works by up-and-coming artists at Yongeun Museum, located in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province. Visit

3.15 Art Center
Through April 14
This video and photography exhibition features 19 Korean and foreign artists including Park June-bum, Kim Se-jin, Lee Min-ho, Jean-Gabriel Lopez and Wu Shang-lin. The art center is located in Masan, South Gyeongsang Province. Visit or call (55) 220-6670.

Michael Schultz Gallery Seoul
Through March 21
Chinese artist Zou Cao is very much interested in fingerprints. Instead of a paintbrush, he uses his own fingerprints in his works. His works feature pop culture icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Mao Zedong. Visit

Invisible Journeys
Doosan Gallery
Through March 26
Chinese artist Qui Xiaofei's exhibition is inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince. His first exhibition in Korea features paintings, sculptures and media installations that he made from 2003 to 2009. Call (02) 708-5050 or 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 are Paik's multimedia installation and Kang's installation work that is 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 people. 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

German Figurative Art
Die Gallerie
Through April 3
Die Gallerie is opening in Seoul with an exhibition featuring works by leading German figurative artists such as Gerhard Richter, A.R. Penck, Markus Lupertz, Eckhard Kremers and Volker Stelzmann. Die Gallerie is located in Cheongdam-dong. Call (02) 3447-0048.

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.

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

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

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.

Duplicity Project II
Gallery K
Through March 18
Lee Jun-eui creates interesting cityscapes that depict the fast-paced life in Seoul. His works are on display at Gallery K, located in Seocho-dong. Visit of call (02) 2055-1410.

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