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Hakgojae Gallery, Sogyeok-dong

To Sunday: Fifteen artists reveal the raw groundwork of the creative process in this exhibition featuring 38 works by 15 artists including Richard Serra, Guiseppe Penone, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Lee Ufan, Sam Francis, Kim Hodeuk, Liu Xiaodong, Kim Taiho, Chung Hyun, Yoon Hyanglan, You Hyeonkyeong, Simon Hantai, Chung Sanghwa and Suh Yongsun.

Admission is free.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1
(02) 720-1524~6,


Artclub1563, Seocho-dong

To Aug. 25: For his debut solo show in Korea, Japanese artist Hiraki Sawa takes everyday objects such as furniture and toys, and intersects them with iconic elements to create a new reality.

Sawa uses digital photography and editing to scale the objects down to a fraction of their original size in order to show how they are bound to disappear in the future.

The artist’s creative interpretation of everyday objects and spaces gives viewers a fairy-tale-like experience unshackled by the constraints of logic.

Admission is free.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturdays. Reservations are needed on Mondays.
Seocho Station, line No. 2, exit 2
(02) 585-5022,



The National Museum of Korea, Yongsan-dong

To Aug. 28: This exhibition offers a glimpse into the lives of European kings and queens through works from the Baroque and Rococo eras. The 101 artworks on display are on loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass, furniture, clothing and accessories from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Ticket prices range from 5,000 won ($4.70) to 10,000 won.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
(02) 2077-9275, www.museum.go.kr


Hangaram Design Museum, Seocho-dong

To Sept. 25: For the first time in Asia, viewers will get a chance to see some of the sketches, storyboards, photographs and more behind Disney’s classic animations of the last 80 years.

The Walt Disney Animation Research Library has provided 600 pieces for the show, which is divided into nine sections corresponding to the most beloved Disney films. It includes works by famous illustrators Mary Blair and Kay Nielsen.

The exhibition begins with the entertainment giant’s first animated feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937), and ends with the 3-D film “Tangled” (2010), its latest take on the classic tale of Rapunzel.

Admission is 14,000 won for adults.
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.
Go to Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5, and walk for five minutes.
(02) 795-2011, www.dctexhibition.com



National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon

To Oct. 30: In this exhibition, the works of 23 artists who were selected as Artists of the Year will be displayed along with a video of each artist’s message.

The Artist of the Year initiative, which was established in 1995, identifies artists who show a strong creative drive and perform distinguished art activities in the Korean art world and the selected artists are invited to hold solo exhibitions at the museum.

Over the past 16 years, 23 artists including Jheon Soo-cheon, Yoon Jeong-seop, Suh Se-ok, Jung Yeon-doo and Park Ki-won have been selected through this system.

Admission is 3,000 won for adults.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Go to Seoul Grand Park Station, line No. 4, exit 4, and take the shuttle bus.
(02) 2188-6114, www.moca.go.kr

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