Sunday, June 7, 2009

Art Exhibitions for Seoul - from June 2009

Source: Korea Times

Nervous Track
Atelier Hermes
Through Aug. 9
Atelier Hermes, located in Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul, is hosting the solo exhibition of Scottish artist Jim Lambie. Born in 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland, Lambie was short-listed for the 2005 Turner Prize with an installation called ``Mental Oyster." The exhibition in Seoul will feature his signature Zobop floor installations, as well as a 45-minute film called Nervous Track. Atelier Hermes is located on the third floor of Maison Hermes Dosan Park, next to Galleria Department Store in the Cheongdam district. It is closed Wednesdays. For more information, call (02) 544-7722.

100 Daehangro
Arko Art Center
Through July 5
Arko Art Center is commemorating 30 years since it moved to Daehangro with a special exhibition. The center's memories and experiences in the past 30 years are presented in the context of visual arts. Thirty artists and artist groups are participating. Visit or call (02) 760-4850.

Kim Byung-jong
Gallery Hyundai Gangnam Space
June 2-21
Colorful, whimsical artworks by Kim Byung-jong are on display at Gallery Hyundai, Gangnam Space. Visit

Kent Henricksen
Arario Gallery Seoul
Through June 21
American artist Kent Henricksen is holding his first solo exhibition in Seoul. On display at Arario Gallery Seoul are Henricksen's signature works such as embroidered silkscreen pieces, sculptures and wallpaper. Visit

Kim Dong-yoo
Leehwaik Gallery
Through June 10
Twenty of Kim Dong-yoo's art works will be displayed at his solo exhibition. He uses images of Audrey Hepburn, Che Guevarra, Fidel Castro and recreates crumpled versions of classic paintings like the Mona Lisa. Call (02) 730-7817 and visit

Wildwood Air
Kukje Gallery
Through June 28
Sen Chung is holding a solo exhibition at Kukje Gallery. Visit

Nature Poem Vol. 1
Michael Schultz Gallery Seoul
Through June 14
German Artist Hermann Standl is holding a solo exhibition at the Michael Schultz Gallery, Cheongdam-dong. Visit or call (02) 546-7955.

Meet the Blythe
Coreana Museum
Through July 12
The big-eyed Blythe dolls are a cult favorite among many. Collector Kim Yun-seon is showing off her Blythe doll collection, which she started in 2002, at the Coreana Museum's 1st floor open gallery. Visit

Re: Membering: Next of Japan
Doosan Gallery, and LOOP Gallery, Hongdae
Through June 24
Doosan Gallery and Alternative Space Loop are hosting simultaneous exhibitions featuring 20 rising Japanese contemporary artists. Visit or

Gallery Space
Through June 21
Chung Seung-un presents installation works that explore the relationship between space and art. ``Skyline'' represents the connection of curvilinear lines from his hometown's mountains and the linear lines of the urban landscape. Visit

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art
Through July 5
This contemporary ceramic art exhibition sheds light on the tradition and legacy of ceramics in Gyeonggi Province. Aside from ceramic artworks by a range of artists, the museum is also introducing a video installation of the late video artist Paik Nam June ``Shaping the Future with Earth.'' Visit

Art in Bloom 2009: The Storming Party in Art Museum
Seoul Museum of Art
Through June 14
Fresh and vibrant Pop Art works by rising Korean artists and art groups such as Kim Ye-sol, Byun Dae-young, Kim & Hyun and Sticky Monster Lab are on display at the Seoul Museum of Art. Visit

Gallery Em
Through June 13
Lee Si-woo created the term ``itemtity,'' a combination of item and identity, to refer to the exploration of identity in his paintings. Visit or call (02) 544-8145.

Art & Synesthesia
Seoul Museum of Art
Through June 7
The Art & Synesthesia exhibition aims to give museum-goers a new experience in viewing art by allowing them to also touch and smell the artwork on display. A total of 24 Korean artists have participated in the exhibition. Visit or call (02) 2124-8800.

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

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