Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Art Exhibitions in and around Seoul November 2009

(edited selection from Korea Times, Oct 22, 2009)

House in Your Head by Randi & Katrine
Gallery Factory
Nov. 7-29
Danish artist duo Randi & Katrine are fascinated by houses not just as a "framework around life, but also a picture of life, which takes place inside it." For their exhibition in Seoul, they will physically transform Gallery Factory's two-story building, giving it a new face. e-mail galleryfactory@gmail.com or visit www.factory483.org.

Oil's Other Name
YHD Projects
Through Nov. 11
YHD Projects, located in Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun, is hosting a group of exhibitions featuring works by Park Mi-sun, Lee Soo-young, Shin Sun-joo and Choi Soo-whan. Visit www.yhdprojects.com or e-mail info@yhdprojects.com.

Kukje Gallery
Through Nov. 22
Drawings of the late abstract expressionist artist Joan Mitchell are the focus of this exhibition at Kukje Gallery, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno, Seoul. Visit www.kukjegallery.com.

THIS ... Appearance
Gallery Viol
Through Nov. 13
Artists Rhee Junebok and Yunna are holding a joint exhibition at Gallery Viol, located in Wha-dong, Jongno. Visit www.galleryviol.com.

Frozen Desire
The Columns
Through Nov. 14
The Columns is presenting an exhibition of boldly colored works by Swiss artist Markus Weggenmann. Visit www.columns.co.kr.

The Imaginary Line
Through Nov. 15
DoArt has organized a group exhibition for rising Korean artists Moon Kyung-won, Park Junebum, Oh Yong-seok, Lee Yong-baek, Jeon Joon-ho, Zin Ki-jong and Choe Uram. Visit www.galleryhyundai.com or call (02) 2287-3500.

Swedish Footprint
Korea Foundation Cultural Center
Through Nov. 7
This exhibition organized by the Embassy of Sweden in Seoul is meant to showcase the Nordic country's design and craft. Ceramics, textiles and paintings by nine Swedish artists and four Korean artists who studied in Sweden are on display. Visit www.kfcenter.or.kr.

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 www.cyanmuseum.org.

Groupe Novembre: Paris-Seoul
The Museum of Photography, Seoul
Through Nov. 21
Photographs by Monique Cabasso, Chong Jae-kyoo, Xavier Lucchesi, Olivier Perrot, Martial Verdier and Salvatore Puglia are on display at the Museum of Photography, Seoul. Visit www.photomuseum.or.kr.

Dawn of Chaos
UNC Gallery
Through Nov. 5
Hyun Ji-yong envisions a future of chaos in these dark art works, which are currently at UNC Gallery, located in Sagan-dong, Jongno. Call (02) 723-2711.

Ahn Yun-mo Exhibition
Gallery Songadang
Through Nov. 7
Ahn Yun-mo exhibits satirical works for the autumn season for his solo show at Gallery Songadang, Anguk-dong, Jongno. Call (02) 725-6713.

Retrospective of Bae Bien-U
National Museum of Art, Deoksu Palace
Through Dec. 6
A retrospective of works by renowned artist Bae Bien-U is being held at the National Museum of Art, Deoksu Palace, downtown Seoul. Bae is known for his black-and-white nature photography, particularly those featuring pine trees and groves around Korea.

European 9 Artists
Seoul C T Gallery
Through Nov.21
Seoul C T Gallery, located in Cheongdam-dong, is featuring artwork by European artists Max Uhlig, Ivo Lucas, James Larsen, Jorg W. Schirmer, Lucia Dellefant, Martin Herler, Ramon Lombart, Anton Petz and Titus Lerner. Call (02) 540-4408 or e-mail info@seoulctgallery.com.

Hair on the White Porcelain
Gallery 2
Through Nov. 7
Exquisite porcelain pieces by artist Lee Se-kyung are on display at Gallery 2. Gallery 2 is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 pm. Visit www.gallery2.co.kr

Korea on Foot
Gallery M
Through Nov. 4
British writer and photographer Oliver Raw is holding an exhibition of photographs of Korea from when he walked from Busan to Seoul in the spring of 2008. Gallery M is located near Exit 1 of Euljiro 3-ga, subway line 2 or 3. Visit www.gallery-m.kr

Organ Mix
Total Museum of Contemporary Art
Through Nov. 15
Conceptual works by Korean and foreign artists who have studied and lived in Germany are displayed in this new exhibition at the Total Museum of Contemporary Art. Eleven artists, including Danica Dakic, Klaus Mettig, Rita McBride, Lee Moon-ho and Kim Hee-seon, were invited to show their works. Visit www.totalmuseum.org.

Prescriptions by 18 Doctors
Gallery AG
Through Nov. 13
Artists offer their unique perspective on the medical field in this group exhibition at Gallery AG, Yeongdeungpo-gu. There are two exhibitions, the first being held through Nov. 13, and the next from Nov. 16 to Dec. 30. Visit www.galleryag.co.kr.

Citynet Asia 2009
Seoul Museum of Art
Through Nov. 22
This biennial exhibition introduces works of art by Asian artists. Curators from Seoul Museum of Art, Istanbul Modern, Tokyo's Mori Art Museum and Beijing's Today Art Museum organized this exhibition. Visit www.seoulmoa.org or call (02) 2124-8800.

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 www.youngeunmuseum.org or call (031) 761-0137.

Olafur Eliasson
PKM Trinity Gallery
Through Nov. 14
PKM Trinity Gallery, located in Cheongdam-dong, is hosting an exhibition of works by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Call (02) 515-9496. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 11a.m.-6 p.m. Visit www.pkmgallery.com.

Portraits of Shoes, Stories of Feet
Sungkok Art Museum
Through Nov. 8
Learn about the history of footwear at this special exhibition sponsored by the French Cultural Center. Admission is 5,000 won. Visit sungkokmuseum.com.

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 www.clayarch.org or call (055) 340-7000.

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 http://www.moca.go.kr.

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