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2008. 7.10 Event Calendar

KUKJE GALLERY

To July 31: “Transfigurations ? Bill Viola’s Solo Exhibition.” One of the leading figures in contemporary art, Bill Viola has been instrumental in establishing video as a vital art form.

For his second solo exhibition in Korea, Viola presents a series of works that grew out of the sound and video installation “Ocean Without a Shore” (2007), exploring the idea that the dead are never gone from the world of the living. People in the video images cross the threshold between water and light, as they reveal their incarnate forms in the physical world and then vanish into the darkness of the other world.

The exhibition also includes Viola’s “Five Angels for the Millennium” (2001). Water is again incorporated as a metaphor, the surface both reflecting the outer world and acting as a barrier.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1, Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 5, Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 2

(02) 735-8449, www.kukjegallery.com



GANA ART BUSAN

To Aug. 3: “David Gerstein and Sound of Colors ? Solo Exhibition.” David Gerstein first studied at the Bezalel Academy of Jerusalem in the mid- 1960s. Then he moved on to the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris to immerse himself in the international art world. Gerstein’s artistic globalization was soon followed by Art Students League in New York then to St. Martin’s School of Art in London.

The artist’s still-life works attempt through bold and daring brush strokes to bring out the vitality of human movements. Filled with energy and vitality, Gerstein’s sculptures reach and go beyond the limits of two-dimensional work.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

Haeundae Station, Busan line No. 2, exit 3

(051) 744-2020, www.ganaart.com


SOGANG UNIVERSITY MARY HALL

Sunday to August 30: “Cinderulla.” The musical “Cinderulla” is a modern version of Cinderella written especially for children. Unlike the original story, Cinderulla’s stepmother loves her deeply.

The musical is narrated by an old woman, who tells the audience about her version of the famous story. Children will see that Cinderulla lives her life to the fullest instead of just waiting for Prince Charming. The audience can learn from the strong female character and how she lives without depending on a male figure. The prince is still the perfect hero-type, but one who doesn’t mind getting help from a woman. Through this musical, children can dream of becoming strong figures themselves in the future.

The show is staged at 1 and 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. On Fridays there will be an extra showing at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range form 25,000 won to 35,000 won.

Sinchon Station, Line No. 2, exit 6

(02) 743-6487, www.interpark.co.kr



DOOSAN ART CENTER

Sunday to Aug. 31: “Youth, 18 vs. 1.” According to this play, if you believe you can single-handedly take on 18 other people it means you still have passion, and are thus a youth. The play’s theme is that the young have the passion and power to change the history of the world

The story starts in Tokyo, Japan in 1945. Three Korean youths escape to Japan to avoid conscription in their home country. They take Japanese names and try to live new lives. They later meet a Korean man named Kim Gun-woo, who is later killed. When the three find out the truth about Kim, they are shocked to discover he had actually tried to kill the mayor of Tokyo. They are then forced to confront the realities of life rather than hide.

The show is staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except for Mondays), 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets cost 25,000 won for all seats.

Jongno 5-ga Station, line No. 1, exit 1

(02) 708-5001, www.doosanartcenter.com



SEOUL ARTS CENTER

Tuesday to Aug. 24: “See What I Wanna See.” This musical is considered one of the more intellectual musicals being performed these days. It originated from a novel by Akutagawa Ryunosuke, a modern Japanese novelist who has written over 150 novels and short stories.

See What I Wanna See is a unique story that untangles three beautifully entwined stories at once. Different truths are held behind each story. While watching the musical, you might ask a philosophical question, “Does truth really exist?”

The show is staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except for Mondays) 3 and 7:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Tickets cost 50,000 won for all seats.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr


KEPCO ART CENTER

July 26 to Aug. 17: “Peter Pan.” The Seoul Musical Company is staging a musical for the whole family to enjoy, from grandparents to grandchildren alike. Peter Pan takes children to a wondrous new fantasy world, and even uses the original ZFX flying effects, the leading U.S. company in theatrical effects.

Audiences will be amazed with the unrestricted, soaring Peter Pan, flying over the stage and even above the audience, allowing children to feel as if they too are part of Neverland.

The stage will be set with sparkling stars in a dark sky and other creative props to create a fantastical atmosphere in the theater. The musical was first performed in 2007 and hopes to once again entertain children over the summer.

The show is staged at 2 and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends and at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Tickets range from 35,000 won to 55,000 won.

Yangjae Station, Line No. 3, exit 1

(02) 3141-1345, www.kepco.co.kr/artcenter


K-LEAGUE SOCCER

Saturday

Jeonnam Dragons vs. Pohang Steelers

Gwangyang Jeonyong, 7 p.m.

Ulsan Tigers vs. FC Seoul

Ulsan Munsu, 7 p.m.

Incheon United vs. Jeju United

Incheon World Cup Stadium, 7 p.m.

Daegu FC vs. Gyeongnam FC

Daegu Stadium, 7 p.m.

Seongnam Chunma vs. Gwangju Sangmu

Tancheon Jonghap, 7 p.m.

Sunday

Jeonbuk Motors vs. Busan I’Park

Jeonju World Cup Stadium, 7 p.m.

Daejeon Citizen vs. Suwon Bluewings

Daejeon World Cup Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

www.kleaguei.com



KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION

Today

Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Woori Heroes

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Woori Heroes

Daejeon, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Sunday

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Woori Heroes

Daejeon, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Woori Heroes

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Kia Tigers

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Woori Heroes

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Kia Tigers

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.or.kr


KT & G SANGSANG MADANG

Saturday: “Crying Nut Show with Doberman from Japan.” Korea’s Crying Nut and Japan’s Doberman got together for a series of concerts in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka, and now the two groups have found their way to Korea.

Rock lovers have been looking forward to seeing the outcome of this joint project with the pioneers of Korean funky rock, Crying Nut and Doberman, the Osaka-based ska/punk band, which gained popularity in Korea through last year’s Busan International Rock Festival.

Crying Nut has performed for the last 13 years, and is famous for communicating with the audience through its high-energy concerts. As can be gleaned from the name of the tour, “Five Minutes before Utter Confusion,” the concert will try to whip the audience into a frenzy of excitement.

Standing tickets for the show cost 30,000 won.

The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5

(02) 326-3085, www.interpark.co.kr



OLYMPIC PARK OLYMPIC HALL

July 19: “Nell Concert ? Stay.” The Korean indie rock band, known for its gloomy sound, is performing a concert after their fourth album titled, “Separation Anxiety.”

While performing in Hongdae clubs, the band was picked up by the uber famous Korean musician Seo Tai-ji, and released their first album in 2001. Nell’s music has been heavily influenced by British bands such as Radiohead, Placebo and Muse. During their shows they often perform covers of Muse, Coldplay, Sting and Bob Dylan songs.

For this concert, songs from their fourth album will be performed along with past hits such as “Stay,” “It’s Okay,” and “Good Night.”

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 77,000 won.

The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

(02) 747-1252, www.interpark.co.kr



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The 12TH PUCHON INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL

July 18 to 27: The 12th PiFan festival known as an outlet for horror, thriller and sci-fi film genres takes place again this year in Bucheon, Gyeonggi province, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) west of Seoul.

The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. on July 18 with an opening ceremony and red carpet event at the at the Bucheon Civic Center, before the opening movie of the festival, “Waltz with Bashir” (2008), from Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, is screened. The two-week long festival will end on July 27 with the closing film of the festival, Korean director Kwak Jae-yong’s “Cyborg She” (2008).

The festival will feature films from numerous countries as well as many Korean films.

Aside from the festival films, at the Lawn Square in front of Bucheon City Hall, the Outdoor Scene Parade will be showing “Ben-Hur,” “Saint Ralph,” and “Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street” on July 18, 19, and 20 at 10 p.m., respectively.

Tickets for festival films range from 4,000 won to 10,000 won.

(032) 345-6313, www.pifan.com
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