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To Nov. 20: “James Casebere.” For the last 30 years, James Casebere has constructed complex models and photographed them using the technique of cibachrome, where prints are created from color slides.
His table-sized models, made of simple materials, are focused on photography, architecture and sculpture and evoke a powerful atmosphere.
Since the late 1990s, his images, whose sources span the globe, from the sewers of Berlin to a body of work referencing the Atlantic slave trade, have had a profound impact. His continuous research of architectural settings compounds new images which naturally reflect the historical context of the cultural current.
The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and closed on Mondays.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1; Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 2; or Gwanghwamun Station line No. 5, exit 2
(02) 732-4677, www.galleryihn.com
SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART
Nov. 22 to Mar. 22: “The 2008 Centre Georges Pompidou Exhibition — Heaven for Artists.” This exhibition examines how images of heaven were expressed by European artists after the 20th century.
Over 70 pieces from the Centre Georges Pompidou collection such as paintings, installations and visual arts will be exhibited in Korea for the first time under the themes Golden Age, Joy, Messenger, Harmony and Darkness.
The exhibition allows viewers to appreciate great 20th-century artists including Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, and contemporary artists such as Yves Klein and Gary Hill. It also provides an opportunity to look into spiritual changes revealed in Western art after the 20th century.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and closes at 9 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
Admission is 8,000 won ($6.30) to 12,000 won.
City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 1 or 12; Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 5; or Seodaemun Station, line No. 5, exit 5
(02) 2124-8800, www.seoulmoa.org
DAEHANGNO LIVE THEATER
Tuesday to Feb. 28: “Musical Caffeine.” This musical claims to be a “love recipe” for wine and coffee lovers.
“Musical Caffeine” is a romantic comedy that explores what happens when a barista and a sommelier meet and discover the true meaning of love.
The musical is backed by diverse music from its six-member live band, ranging from bossa nova to Latin-inspired pop. The performance will also offer many insights into coffee and wine appreciation.
Tickets range from 35,000 won to 45,000 won.
The show is staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except Mondays), 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.
Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 2
(02) 742-9005, www.tripro.co.kr/cafein
MYEONG DONG ART CENTER
Nov. 14 to Dec. 31: “Marionette.” From long-time professional B-boy performer and producer Lee Woo-sung comes “Marionette.”
Featuring three international-award winning Korean B-boy groups, Expression Crew, Newest Crew and Punkin’ Crew, Marionette will leave audiences laughing and crying along with the fairy tale-like story.
Set in a small countryside town, a doll maker and a doll with broken arms work together to perform for the townspeople. But complications arise when a magician tries to take over the marionette theater.
Similar yet clearly different from other B-boy performances these days, Marionette uses light-and-shadow techniques to perform a tale that will appeal to the young and adults reminiscing about their childhood.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.
The show is staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except Mondays) and 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
Myeongdong Station, line No. 4, exit 6
(02) 318-6004, www.mdartcenter.co.kr
SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Nov. 17: “Romeo and Juliet Ballet Performance.” From one of the most respected ballet companies worldwide comes choreographer John Cranko’s version of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
The Stuttgart Ballet company’s Romeo and Juliet will be led by Korean soloist Kang Sue-jin, the first Asian to enter the company.
Set to Prokofiev’s evocative score, Cranko’s version distills Shakespeare’s tragic tale into 12 short scenes. His original 1962 staging of Romeo and Juliet was considered a major critical and popular breakthrough for the Stuttgart Ballet on the international dance scene.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 250,000 won.
The performance starts at 8 p.m.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8
(02) 751-9606, www.sejongpac.or.kr
Friday: “Dubfire — Club Answer’s First Anniversary Party.” Dubfire, a D.J. from electronic dance duo Deep Dish will perform at Club Answer in southern Seoul to celebrate the popular club’s first birthday.
Deep Dish rose to international prominence in 1998 with the release of its first album, “Junk Science.” The duo continued to win over electronic fans through the club anthems “Say Hello” and “Flashdance” and the hit remix of Dido’s “Thank You.”
Performing as a solo artist this Friday, Dubfire’s musical sound is expected to be more eclectic. The Washington, D.C. native was influenced by classic hip-hop, dub reggae, new wave, punk and industrial. Dubfire’s recent single “Roadkill” has been nominated for Club Banger of the Year by the Club World Awards.
Tickets cost 50,000 won which includes one complimentary beverage.
Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit 13
(010) 4118-7115, www.clubanswer.co.kr
OLYMPIC PARK OLYMPIC HALL
Saturday to Sunday: “Wheesung Live Concert — 2008 Whee Show.” After a long break, Korean R&B singer Wheesung is back with his sixth album, titled “With All My Heart and Soul.”
After releasing his first solo album “Like A Movie” in 2002, the former boy band singer is now regarded as one of the most popular R&B artists in Korea for his songs “With Me,” “With a Year,” “Fatal Disease” and “Love is Delicious.” Wheesung has also collaborated with many big-name artists, including Se7en and Younha.
The concert will showcase his evolving style while his wonderful voice, exciting dance moves and passion remain as strong as ever.
Tickets range from 45,000 won to 88,000 won.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 517-0394, www.wnfun.com
CHUNGMU ART HALL
Saturday to Sunday: “Crossover Tenor Lim Tae-kyung Concert.” Singer Lim Tae-kyung will be performing a range of music from classical to pop in concerts this weekend.
At a young age, Lim competed in the Korea-Japan Teenage Music Contest and received the grand prize. In 2002 he released a solo album and is currently participating in many international musicals and soap opera soundtracks. Breaking the walls between music genres, Lim is constantly working to find a “comfortable” style of music that can connect with audiences.
In this concert, classical music will take center stage first as he sings Puccini’s “E Lucevan Le Stelle” and other operatic arias. The second half will feature pop songs and musical numbers such as Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and favorites from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Miss Saigon.”
Tickets range from 44,000 won to 88,000 won.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Sindang Station, line No. 6, exit 9
(02) 2230-6601, www.cmah.or.kr
OLYMPIC PARK OLYMPIC HALL
Nov. 14: “Jamiroquai Seoul Concert.” The six-member British group Jamiroquai will visit Korea to showcase their uniquely stylish acid-jazz/funk/soul/disco/groove sound.
Debuting in 1993 with the album “Emergency on Planet Earth,” the group broke records for debut album sales and was celebrated as the “revival of Marvin Gay.” Jamiroquai later released the hit songs “Virtual Insanity” and “Cosmic Girl,” which propelled the group into international stardom.
With a harmony of musical styles, Jamiroquai has been a trend setter for luxury acid jazz. Aside from its music, the group is also popular for its unique music videos. Jamiroquai’s concerts have also been described by fans as “emotional and spiritual” events.
Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.
The concert begins at 8 p.m.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 3141-3488, www.interpark.co.kr
Pohang Steelers vs. FC Seoul
Pohang Steel Yard, 3 p.m.
Chunnam Dragons vs. Jeju United
Gwangyang Jeonyong, 3 p.m.
Ulsan Tigers vs. Busan I’Park
Ulsan Munsu, 3 p.m.
Incheon United vs. Suwon Bluewings
Incheon World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.
Jeonbuk Motors vs. Gyeongnam FC
Jeonju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.
Daejeon Citizen vs. Gwangju Sangmu
Daejeon World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.
Daegu FC vs. Seongnam Chunma
Daegu World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.
Samsung Thunders vs. LG Sakers
Jamsil, 7 p.m.
KT&G Kites vs. ET Land Black Slamer
Anyang, 7 p.m.
KCC Egis vs. SK Knights
Jeonju, 7 p.m.
KTF Magic Wings vs. Dongbu Promy
Busan, 7 p.m.
LG Sakers vs. Daegu Orions
Changwon, 3 p.m.
KT&G Kites vs. Samsung Thunders
Anyang, 3 p.m.
ET Land Black Slamer vs. Mobis Phoebus
Incheon Samsan, 3 p.m.
Mobis Phoebus vs. SK Knights
Ulsan Dongcheon, 3 p.m.
Daegu Orions vs. Dongbu Promy
Daegu, 5 p.m.
Samsung Thunders vs. KTF Magic Wings
Jamsil Students, 3 p.m.
KCC Egis vs. ET Land Black Slamer
Jeonju, 3 p.m.
KCC Egis vs. KT&G Kites
Jeonju, 7 p.m.
Daegu Orions vs. KTF Magic Wings
Daegu, 7 p.m.
Mobis Phoebus vs. Samsung Thunders
Ulsan Dongcheon, 7 p.m.
PUCHON INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Bucheon, Gyeonggi
Friday to Tuesday: The Puchon International Student Animation Film Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend, was established to promote creativity and unearth talented students and independent directors.
The PISAF’s theme this year, “Imagination Coup d’Etat,” reflects the festival’s aim to be a platform for originality, novel media experiments and the wild, sleepless passion of young animation directors.
The five-day event will feature an Animated Film Festival with over 1,000 pieces from artists from more than 30 countries.
There will also be an Exhibition, Events and Education Convention, in which attendees can experience a media-based excursion into the past, present and future of cartoon and animation films, an International Student and Indie Film Market and a Global Job Fair. Songnae Station, line No. 1, exit 2
(032) 325-2061, www.pisaf.or.kr