Friday, July 3, 2009

Art Exhibitions for Seoul and surrounds - from July 2009

Art Exhibitions from July onwards (Source: Korea Times, June 26, 2009)

Earth Alert: A Photographic Response to Climate Change
Daelim Museum
Through Aug. 23
Climate change is a serious threat, and this photography exhibition encourages visitors to think about their own personal impact on the environment and how they can reduce their carbon footprint. On display are 100 photos by 13 British and Korean professional photographers that show the impact of climate change around the world.
Entry: 4000 won
Hours: 10:00 am~6:00 pm (closed Mondays)
Address: Daelim Contemporary Art Museum 35-1 Tongy-Dong Chongro-Go Seoul, 110-040 Korea
Tel: 82-2-720-0667
Directions: use subway.
Number 3 line to Kyongbokgung station and take exit number 4. Follow the orange sign board in the street.
URL (good English pages):

Heo Wook Solo Exhibition
Gallery LVS
Through July 11
Gallery LVS is hosting Heo Wook's solo exhibition. Heo's works look like colorful jigsaw puzzles. Call (02) 3443-7475.

Hans Heinsbroek
July 7-21
Raemian Gallery
The Embassy of the Netherlands is holding an exhibition of paintings by Hans Heinsbroek in Raemian Gallery. It is located near Changdeok Palace. Get off at Anguk station, line 3, exit 4. Call (02) 765-3304.

The Between
Urban Art
July 1-20
A group exhibition of works by Korean and foreign artists such as Kwon Ki-soo, Kim Jun and Patricia Tobacco Forrester is being held at Urban Art. Call (02) 511-2931 or visit

My Heart’s Jewelry Box
Gallery Ssamzie
Through July 5
Moon Chang-bae is showcasing his glistening seascapes at a solo exhibition at Gallery Ssamzie, located on the basement of Ssamzie Gil in Insa-dong. Visit

Kim Young-kyun Exhibition
UM Gallery
Through July 4
Kim Young-kyun is holding his third solo exhibition at UM Gallery. Visit

Shared Illusion
Cais Gallery
Through July 17
Cais Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by Yi Hwan-kwon. Visit or call (02) 511-0668.

Love Me Tender
Opera Gallery
Through July 7
French sculptor Marie Madeleine Gautier makes smooth bronze sculptures of females with small heads and exaggerated hips and legs. Vietnam-born, Paris-based Kelyne creates paintings that effortlessly combine Western and Eastern cultures. Email or call (02) 3446-0070.

Dissonant Visions
Seoul Museum of Art
Through Aug. 30
The Seoul Museum of Art opens its new exhibition featuring 21 Korean artists with a reception June 23. Visit or call (02) 2124-8800.

The Museum of Photography, Seoul
Through July 25
Photographer Joo Myung-duck loves beautiful roses, and it shows through his works. At the age of 70, Joo says that showing these photographs of roses is like revealing a part of his life. Call (02) 418-1316.

Frozen Flowers II
Posco Art Museum
Through July 9
Artist Hong Ju-young takes photographs of beautiful flowers that have been frozen. These flowers have undergone a condensing process, capturing their beauty in ice. Posco Art Museum is at the second floor of Posco Center, Daechi-dong, Gangnam. Call (02) 3457-1667.

Based on a True Story
Michael Schultz Gallery Seoul
Through July 31
Roemer & Roemer is having an exhibition at Michael Schultz Gallery, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam. Visit

Julian Schnabel Print Exhibition
Watergate Gallery Seoul
Through July 10
Around 39 prints made by renowned American artist Julian Schnabel in the last 30 years will be on display at Watergate Gallery. Schnabel is known for his groundbreaking paintings and films, but he is also a prolific print-maker who uses various media and techniques to create a body of work that transcends the traditional applications of printmaking. Visit

London Calling
Total Museum of Contemporary Art
Through July 26
British artists such as Phillip Allen, Fiona Banner, David Batchelor, Martin Creed, Dryden Goodwin, Peter McDonald, and Nathaniel Rackowe are participating in this group exhibition featuring British contemporary art. Total Museum of Contemporary Art is located in Pyeongchang-dong. Visit

Between the Border
Gwangju Museum of Art
Through July 28
The Gwangju Museum of Art has organized an extensive exhibition of contemporary Korean, Chinese, and Japanese art. Visit

Musical Offering
Gallery 2
Through July 11
Hong Seung-hye’s works are characterized by minimalist squares of color. Visit or call (02) 3448-2112.

100 Years of Korean Comics
National Museum of Contemporary Art
Through Aug. 23
"Manhwa'' or Korean comic books are in the spotlight at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province. The exhibition traces the development of Korean comics over the last century. To get there, get off Seoul Grand Park Station, line 4, exit 4. A free shuttle bus to the museum is available. Admission is 3,000 won. Visit

A Way of Self-Confession
Gallery Soso
Through July 19
Twenty paintings by four Korean artists, Kwon Soon-young, Yang Yoo-youn, Lee Yoon-ju and Hong In-suk, are on display at Gallery Soso. Visit

Nervous Track
Atelier Hermes
Through Aug. 9
Atelier Hermes, located in Sinsa-dong, is hosting the solo exhibition of Scottish artist Jim Lambie. Lambie, born in 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland, was short-listed for the 2005 Turner Prize with an installation called ``Mental Oyster." The exhibition in Seoul features his signature striped floor installations.

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.

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

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

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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