2011.8.11Gallery listFASHION INTO ART
Plateau Gallery, Taepyeong Street
To Saturday: Commemorating Vogue Korea’s 15th anniversary, this exhibition features 15 artists and 14 designers - all Korean heavyweights.
The fashion designers range from living witnesses to the country’s modern fashion history from 77-year-old Jin Te-ok to emerging designers such as Steve Jung and Yoni Pai, whose brand is Steve J & Yoni P.
Most of the fine artists are young with international recognition, such as Ji Yong-ho, who is known for his powerful tire sculptures, and Hong Kyoung-tack, who has made a name for himself with dizzying paintings in flamboyant colors.
Admission is 3,000 won ($2.79) for adults.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.
City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 8
(02) 510-4360, www.style.co.kr/vogue
JOURNEY TO INDIAN MYTHOLOGY
National Folk Museum of Korea, Gyeongbok Palace
To Sept. 19: This exhibition showcases the Vedas (ancient texts originating in India containing the oldest Hindu scriptures and the oldest forms of Sanskrit literature); Hindu legends; sculptures, masks and paintings of Hindu gods and goddesses, shrines and tools for rituals.
Admission is free.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March to October and is closed on Tuesdays.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1
(02) 3704-3114, www.nfm.go.kr
MUSEE D’ORSAY: DREAM AND REALITY
Hangaram Art Museum, Seocho-dong
To Sept. 25: This exhibition, with a total of 134 works, including more than 70 paintings, photographs and drawings, is the third, and largest, exhibition of the Musee d’Orsay collection in Korea.
This year’s exhibition includes some of the most famous works in history, such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night Over the Rhone,” Impressionist Claude Monet’s “Camille Monet on Her Deathbed,” Auguste Renoir’s “Young Boy with a Cat,” Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne’s “Card Players” and the Barbizon school painter Jean-Francois Millet’s “Spring.”
The exhibition is separated into four parts: “Human and Legend,” “Human and Nature,” “Human and Modern Life” and “Solitary Human.” Within these categories visitors can delve into the life and emotion within the paintings, the exhibition organizers said.
Admission is 12,000 won ($11) for adults.
Hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 325-1077, www.orsay2011.co.kr
Cultural Station Seoul 284, Dongja-dong
Today to Feb. 11, 2012: This exhibition celebrates the rebirth of a landmark train station in downtown Seoul as an integrated art and cultural space after an extensive two-year restoration process. About 20 artists ranging from world famous installation artist Lee Bul to the emerging sculptor Ham Jin are exhibiting their work at the new space, called Cultural Station Seoul 284. Works by new artists will be added every month until Feb. 11, the day of the official opening of the center, which is expected to accommodate a variety of cultural and art events. The transformation of the time-honored building is part of Seoul’s efforts to shift landmark structures built by Japan during the colonial era into museums in a symbolic gesture to come to terms with the dark history.
Old Seoul Station, a Renaissance-style two-story building which was constructed in 1925 and survived the 1950-53 Korean War, has been closed since 2004 when Seoul built a new high-speed railway station right next to it.
The number 284 in the name comes from the registration number assigned to the building by the Korean government in 1981 as one of the country’s historic sites. The first and second floors, which remain mostly intact, were renovated as multipurpose halls for exhibitions and conferences, while the basement, with less preservation value, has undergone a more drastic sprucing-up, according to the Korea Craft and Design Foundation which will manage the landmark for the next five years.
Choreographer and dancer Ahn Eun-me will present a special performance at 2 p.m. tomorrow. A performance of traditional dance created by the artist Yeesockyung, the traditional dancer Lee Jeong-hwa and others, will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 1, Oct. 7, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.
Admission is free until Sept. 30 and 2,000 won for adults beginning Oct. 1.
Hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays and to 9 p.m. on weekends. It is closed on Mondays.
Seoul Station, line No. 1 or 4, exit 2
Information is culled from the galleries and other online sources.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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