Gallery listART DECO MASTERPIECES
Kukje Gallery, Sogyeok-dong
Through Sunday: The Kukje Gallery is hosting an “Art Deco Masterpieces” exhibition to highlight the genre of art which prevailed in France and throughout Europe in the 1920s and 30s.
The exhibition features some of the most well-known art deco masters who have combined art and function in their pieces.
Art deco has influenced architecture, interior design, fine arts and even movies since its advent, and was once an indicator of social status, as expensive materials were commonly used.
The display includes works by Jean-Michel Frank, whose pieces feature high-end materials and simple designs, as well as Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, who is famous for using exotic materials such as ivory and wood imported from Africa and Cuba.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1 or Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 733-8449, www.kukjegallery.co.kr
A BOOK FLOATING DOWN THE RIVER: BOOK ART 2010 KOREA-JAPAN
Gallery Jinsun, Palpan-dong
Through Wednesday: The second main exhibition of the “Book Art 2010 Korea-Japan” series, “A Book Floating Down the River” shows off the works of 25 of Korea and Japan’s top artists.
The highlights include sculptures, book art, design and installation art.
After its run in Korea, the exhibition is scheduled to move to Osaka in Japan and then onto Tokyo in the coming months. The exhibition aims to communicate with the public through book art, which is easily accessible and relatively simple.
Gallery Jinsun is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1
TREASURE OF ASIA: WOODEN FIGURES OF ASIA
Mokin Museum and Gallery, Gyeonji-dong
Through Aug. 22: The Mokin Museum and Gallery is holding an exhibition of its very own collection of wooden figures from Asia.
The museum is known for its massive collection of wooden figures - which number 12,000 altogether. It is also the only museum in Korea that specializes in wood carvings.
This exhibition is the third of its kind at the museum focused on wooden art from Asia. Through the pieces, viewers are able to witness some of the deep traditions and religious beliefs of Asian cultures across various time periods.
Works from India, Nepal, Tibet, Myanmar, Laos and China, among other countries, are on display.
Various activities including workshops tied to making fans and bookmarks are offered as well.
The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays
Jonggak Station, line No. 1, exit 3 or Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 722-5066, www.mokinmuseum.com
EXCHANGE, COLLAGE, PASTICHE
Gallery Factory, Changseong-dong
Through Sept. 3: The Gallery Factory is presenting an exhibition highlighting pieces from Park Jin-yun and Yoo Ju-yeon.
The two artists, who both graduated from the Art Center College of Design in California, have worked together with various media formats, including print and screen. Their pieces look to explore the physical interaction between space and movement and the mechanical interaction between instruments, among other themes.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 4
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