2011.7.14 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESSPLENDID ETHICS
To July 21: This exhibition features five representative Chinese artists (Li Chen, Feng Zhengjie, Zhong Biao, Yin Zhaoyang and Guan Yong), who have each become famous for their post-Deng Xiaoping Economic Reform period art.
The exhibition draws attention to the rapid economic developments and resulting drastic changes in Chinese society. The works reflect the image of China, where thousands of years of history and traditional pride have met Western-style capitalism in a short time, and tell both sides of the story of this change.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 5 (near Coex Intercontinental Seoul Hotel)
(02) 3479-0114, www.interalia.co.kr
Salon de H, Cheongdam-dong
To July 29: This is a solo exhibition by Korean artist Lee Ji Yen, who is interested in how varying perspectives lead to different perceptions and memories of any space.
Her photography shows many different angles of a single space to recreate the “private public.” Each frame is a representation of a single time and space, and through her selection (what she calls a process of cutting), she preserves many people’s memories.
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit 8
(02) 546-0853, www.artcompanyh.com
HONG UN TAG WOL: DYE THE CLOUDS AND DRAW THE MOON
To July 30: This exhibition features two artists, Jang Hee Jin and Park Sang Mi, who use traditional sumukhwa-style painting (ink-and-wash painting) to turn familiar landscapes into unfamiliar, dreamlike forms.
The exhibition, titled “Hong Un Tag Wol,” which means “dye the clouds and draw the moon,” gets its name from the way Jang and Park portray inanimate items with unreal primary colors while emphasizing natural objects such as trees and plants by bleaching them. The technique is similar to how traditional sumukhwa paintings contained colored clouds and drawn moons. The exhibition attempts to show how the images of two elements in such close relation can be changed.
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1
(02) 725-6778, www.eongallery.kr
FLY, DON QUIXOTE!
To Aug. 28: Five artists and seven college students have put together an exhibition at the art space located within Children’s Grand Park Station. This space, previously called the Art Station but now called Gallery Kkotsap, will feature paintings, illustrations, murals, pictures based on the novel “Don Quixote.”
Through the tale of Don Quixote, the exhibition tries to cheer up the many people who overcome hardships and dream a dream every day while riding the subway (or Rocinante, the skinny horse Don Quioxte rides in the novel).
Gallery Kkotsap realizes that many people may feel like art is inaccessible. They’ve organized the exhibit in the subway station to bring art to the public.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays.
Children’s Grand Park Station, line No. 7
(02) 466-2606, blog.naver.com/isblume
Deoksu Palace Museum
To Sept. 25: This show presents 87 works by 47 artists - including Pop Art works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and Man Ray’s Dadaist works - from the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. This is the first time that an exhibition of the U.S. museum’s collection has been held in Asia. The exhibition is titled “Object,” after the works of French Dadaist and Surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp. Accordingly, the show features familiar objects reproduced as fine art including works from Claes Oldenburg’s (b. 1929) “Soft Version” series.
Admission is 12,000 won ($11) for adults.
The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays and until 8:30 p.m. Fridays to Sundays.
City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 1
(02) 2188-6114, www.moca.go.kr
*Information is culled from the galleries and other online sources.