2010.8.27 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESOPERATION: HELP JOSEPH CLINIC
To Sept. 7: This exhibit, the first for Cottonseed (a nonprofit space), features the works of 11 participating artists, all of whom donated works. The proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to support the many patients at the Joseph Clinic. The idea for the event came from Kim Gun-jung, a high school student who has volunteered at the clinic for over 10 years. That he couldn’t give more bread to patients inspired him to plan this exhibition.
Joseph Clinic is a charitable facility that is a branch of the Seoul Catholic Social Welfare Association. It opened in 1987 and takes care of over 100 patients daily.
The gallery is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Mullae Station, line No. 2, exit 7
Gallery Hyundai 16 Bungee, Sagan-dong
To Sept. 19: This exhibit raises questions about the issue that’s on everyone’s mind these days - the environment.
Using dioramas, artist Zin Ki-jong portrays the contributing factors to, and effects of, environmental pollution on contemporary society.
Although the theme may be heavy and dark, the young artist, who aims to portray the world through his work, inserts his own witty charm into the pieces while expressing his criticism of negative trends in our society.
Zin has shown his work at Gallery Plan D in Germany and at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, among other places.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1
(02) 722-3503, www.galleryhyundai.com
Kumho Museum, Sagan-dong
Aug. 27 to Sept. 26: The National Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kumho Museum are holding their fifth joint exhibition, entitled “Propose 7.”
This exhibition is part of a series, which started in 2006, that provides young artists with opportunities to work with resident artists of the National Museum of Contemporary Art.
For the current exhibit, seven experienced and well-respected artists selected seven emerging artists, whose works will be displayed in seven different areas of the museum.
The works are accompanied by comments from the senior artists.
The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1, or Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5 exit 5
(02) 720-5114, www.kumhomuseum.com
RED FISH UP THE RIVER
Mongin Art Center, Samcheong-dong
Aug. 31 to Oct. 31: This solo exhibition by Park Yoon-young, entitled “Red Fish Up the River,” exhibits the artist’s previous works, including “Voyage of the Black Bird,” “Noah’s Blue Star” and “Black Wings.”
The artist is known for her ability to express her point of view through diverse media such as drawing, video, installation and more.
Most notably, Voyage of the Black Bird, which was inspired by a glass egg that Park received as a present from her nephew, paints a picture of a dark past and future.
The art center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5 exit 5
(02) 736-1447~8, www.mongin.org
*Information is culled from the galleries and other online sources.