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Hakgojae Gallery, Sogyeok-dong

To Oct. 31: The title of this exhibition is derived from the book “Spring and Autumn” by Confucius, which depicts the history of the Lu State.

Working with the text, 11 contemporary artists attempt to define what Korean modern art is and what it is not. Their sculptures, paintings and drawings are shown alongside 12 traditional Korean pieces of art to compare and contrast contemporary and traditional styles, techniques and representations. Through their work, the artists are looking for not only the signposts of Korean art but also their individual identities as artists.

The gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 2, or Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 2.

(02) 720-1524, www.hakgojae.com


Kukje Gallery, Sogyeok-dong

To Oct. 3: This is Roni Horn’s second solo exhibition at the Kukje Gallery since 2007.

The exhibition shows three of her drawings, 10 sets of photographs and five sculptures. The collection also includes one of Horn’s most famous works, entitled “Portrait of an Image (with Isabelle Huppert),” which captures her message that human actions are controlled by the time and space with which they are affiliated.

Horn was born in 1955 and since the mid-1970s has become known for her work in photography, sculpture and drawing. Her works examine nature, identity and duality, and according to the Web site, she “consistently challenges the slippery definitions of sexuality and gender by dissecting and juxtaposing images and texts with objects - creating deeply resonant dialogues between the different mediums.”

Horn has shown work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, DIA Center for the Arts, Pompidou Center, Art Institute of Chicago and Museum Folkwang. The Tate Modern, London, showed a retrospective of her work in 1999 that moved to the Whitney and is currently showing at the ICA, Boston.

The gallery is open 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

*Information is culled from the galleries and other online sources.
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