2011.6.30 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESLIVING AND ECO STYLING FLOWER EXHIBITION
K & Gallery, Cheongdam-dong
July 1 to 2: This exhibition is being held to promote the digging of a well in Africa and features the floral arrangements of florists Song Mi-ran and Kim Jang-mi. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the finer points of flower arranging and participate in a charity bazaar with products made by Song and Kim.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
Cheongdam Station, line No.7, exit 8
To July 2: This is a solo exhibition by Do Byung-kyu, whose artwork centers on the use of plastic baby dolls.
In ancient history, dolls have been used as a symbol of human beings in rituals to bring happiness, preventing bad luck, and to pray for abundant harvests.
The practice is like that of animism or ancient totemic faith, first originating from the ancient belief that human wishes are realized through dolls. Do attempts to bring this traditional belief back to today’s modern times, where the doll is simply used as a toy.
The name of the exhibition is “Fetishrama,” a portmanteau of “fetish” and “drama.” The artist expresses his fetish desires as realized through the dolls, dramatically exhibiting his subconscious of childhood and adolescent memories.
The gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit 9
(02) 511-5295, south.pyoart.com
100 STAR CRAFT
To July 17: InStyle is releasing its 100th edition this July. To celebrate the occasion, the magazine has planned an exhibition featuring the private lives of 100 iconic Korean celebrities, including Daniel Henney, Lee Min-ho and Kim Tea-hee.
Exhibition information will be offered through iPhone and iPad apps. The profits from the exhibitions will be donated to build a children’s rehabilitation hospital.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
Chungdam Station, line No. 7, exit 9
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