2011.5.19 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESBLIND SPOT
To June 10: This is an exhibition by artists Lee Moon-ho and Han Kyung-woo.
Exhibitions normally show what people see, but “Blind Spot” aims to portray what people do not see - their blind spots.
Media is everywhere, in the form of photos, TV sets and in other confined spaces. What people normally witness through these square or rectangular screens is limited because of the controlled and restricted angle and space around the image. Lee and Han flip over the unseen areas of these spaces, revealing their blind spots.
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit 8
(02) 546-0853, www.artcompanyh.com
To June 19: This is a solo exhibition of French artist Francois Morellet, who uses geometric forms to create abstract, minimal works.
The title of the exhibition, “Senile Lines,” is a palindrome. For Morellet, the senility of lines represents the idea that his final lines are, in his own words, apparently no longer in line with his usual logic.
Morellet began using geometric shapes as part of his artwork in 1952; since then, the works have developed in form and structure.
In these works, Morellet exploits the contrast of two opposing components, the line and the stripe.
The general title of these works is “Strip-teasing,” simultaneously implying the removal of clothing and the teasing of the stripes in his pieces.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1
(02) 519-0800, www.galleryhyundai.com
NEW ACQUISITIONS 2010
To June 26: This exhibition features around 45 works of paintings, sculptures, new media and photography by 24 iconic artists, including Koreans Kim Tschang-yeul and Kim Sooja and American video artist Bill Viola.
Included in the collection is the world premiere of Kim Sooja’s video piece “A Needle Woman,” which has never been shown in its entirety. The video, which took three years to make, consists of eight channels. Each channel shows Kim in a different city - Tokyo, Shanghai, Delhi, New York, Mexico City, Cairo, London and Lagos, Nigeria - and the videos all start and stop simultaneously. In each video, Kim stands as straight as a needle amid pedestrians on the street. As a whole, the piece portrays the artist’s growing distance from ordinary people.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Go to Seoul Grand Park Station, line No. 4, exit 4, and take the shuttle bus, which arrives every 20 minutes.
(02) 2188-6114, www.moca.go.kr
DREAMS COME TRUE: THE ART OF DISNEY’S CLASSIC FAIRY TALES
Hangaram Design Museum, Seocho-dong
To Sept. 25: For the first time in Asia, viewers will have a chance to see the art behind the scenes of classic Disney films from the entertainment giant’s 80-year history.
Among the 600 pieces on display are original concept artworks, sketches, storyboards, final-frame cells, background paintings and movie clips from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. Included in the collection are works by famous illustrators such as Mary Blair and Kay Nielsen.
The exhibition is divided into nine sections, each of which is dedicated to each of the nine most beloved Disney films. The exhibition begins with its first animated feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937), and ends with the 3-D film “Rapunzel” (2010), its latest hit.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. It is closed on the last Monday of every month. Admission is 14,000 won ($12.88) for adults.
Go to Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5, and walk five minutes.
(02) 795-2011, http://dctexhibition.com
*Information is culled from the galleries and other online sources.