2009. 8. 21 GALLERYKF CULTURAL CENTER’S GALLERY
To Wednesday: “Limay Uribe Ruberti exhibition.”
Argentinean photographer Limay Uribe Ruberti captures images of the people of Buenos Aires, Argentina, under three different themes: “Repose,” “Tales of the City” and “Secrets of the City.”
The themes are illustrated from a very unique perspective that incorporates a wide variety of colors and dimensions.
The exhibit will feature 30 photos by the renowned Argentinean photographer depicting everyday life in Buenos Aires. Admission is free.
The KFCC is located in the JoongAng Ilbo Building, near City Hall Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 9 or Seodaemun Station, line No. 5, exit 6.
(02) 2151-6500, www.kfcenter.or.kr
INCHEON ART PLATFORM
To Aug. 31: “So Close Yet So Far Away.”
The Second Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale features art related to women’s issues, displaying works by 299 artists from 40 countries.
The exhibit is divided into three sections: “Personal Space,” “Fluid Interior” and “Contested Space.” The first section displays art that documents the daily concerns and lives of women, focusing on their professional, personal and social worlds. The second section of the exhibit represents the diverse and complex inner world of female artists. The last part is comprised of works featuring women dealing with conflict and its influence upon their existence.
Admission fees are 7,000 won ($5.62) for adults and 2,000 won for children.
The Incheon Art Platform is a five-minute walk from Incheon Station, line No. 1.
PYO GALLERY SEOUL
To Sept. 12: “Pixel Sculptures.”
Shin Chi-Hyun’s exhibition “Pixel Sculptures” is now on display at the Pyo Gallery Seoul in Itaewon.
The artist graduated from Hongik University and completed his doctoral degree in the department of arts. He has racked up a series of impressive accomplishments, winning the 17th National Korean Art Award in 1998 and the Excellence in Art Award during the 2007 Posco outdoor sculpture competition.
Last year, he exhibited various three-dimensional pieces and carvings as well as computer art.
Shin Chi-Hyun’s current exhibit will focus on images that feature a combination of human body parts with those of different animals including deer, elephants, ostriches and spiders, among others.
The museum is located near the Grand Hyatt hotel.
(02) 543-7337, firstname.lastname@example.org
SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
To Sept. 27: “Sejong Center and the Wageulwageul Art Museum.”
A hands-on exhibition aimed at children is being held in central Seoul over the next few weeks.
The exhibition is designed for parents who want to provide their children with an exciting art experience but find it difficult to take their kids to typical museums, which often feature exhibits that are bent more toward adults.
The Sejong Center exhibit includes performances, a lively museum tour and interactive artwork that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The exhibition, which is focused on making art a fun, relevant activity for children, is divided into six themes: “Light Magic,” “Color Magic,” “Light and Color Playground,” “Stories from Films,” “Dancing Paintings” and “Hello Monet.”
The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. until 5:20 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays and until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
It costs 15,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8
(02) 578-0262, www.sejongpac.or.kr
Wednesday to Sept. 12: “Kim Dong-won’s Gallery (Losing Face).”
Artist Kim Dong-won has created a series of pieces related to the theme of “Losing Face,” using faces of anonymous people to depict external expressions. Kim chose to incorporate torn and crumbled pieces of paper into these works, as he believes the delicacy of paper helps convey the hardships and pain in our everyday lives. In one of the pieces, called “Pretty Girl,” viewers can tell the subject is extremely sad even though her face is covered by a huge pair of sunglasses.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Cheongdam Station, line No. 7
(02) 543-2798, www.uncgallery.com