Images of landscapes by international artistsAt Gana Art Center, an exhibition hall that has Mount Bukhan as a backdrop, 14 international artists are now displaying their visual art in the “Landscape” exhibition.
Originating from seven countries, the artists are each presenting their ideas and understanding of landscapes through photographs and moving images. The exhibition in particular reflects their efforts to show landscapes within a context of change ― natural changes that take place in the physical environment, but also changes that take place in artistic trends.
On display are the works of photographers such as Nobuyoshi Araki, famous for his shots of nudes and the streets of Japan, Nicholas Hughes and Rodney Graham. Others include new media artists Romy Achituv, Ola Kolehmainen and Simon Norfolk. Korean artists Park Hong-chun, Park Hyung-geun, Park Kyung-taek and Kim Do-kyun are also participating.
In addition to the main “Landscape” exhibition, there is a special exhibition featuring photographs of Pablo Picasso taken by the photographer Andre Villers. The master of modern art is captured through the lens in various scenes ― from photos taken in his studio to those taken in more intimate moments. This famous collection comprises about 50 black and white photographs and is in Seoul for the first time. Some of the photographs are artistic portraits, but others show the comical, playful side of Picasso.
The special exhibition “Picasso by Andre Villers” is at the Gana Forum Space, located next door to the Gana Art Center. The exhibition continues until Sept. 20. The main “Landscape” exhibition runs until Oct. 2.
by Wohn Dong-hee
For more information, call Gana Art Center at 02-720-1020 or visit www.ganaart.com.