2011.9.22 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESAMERICAN ART
Deoksu Palace Museum
To Sunday: Pop Art by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Man Ray are among the 87 works by 47 artists shown in this collection from the Whitney Museum of American Art. Titled “Object” after the works of French Surrealist Marcel Duchamp, the show also features pieces from Claes Oldenburg’s “Soft Version” series.
Admission is 12,000 won ($10.50) 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
CLASSIC ART FROM WALT DISNEY FAIRY TALES
Hangaram Design Museum, Seocho-dong
To Sunday: 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. Each one corresponds to a Disney masterpiece.
The show opens with an area devoted to “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937), Disney’s first full-length animated feature, and wraps up with a section devoted to the 3D feature film “Tangled” (2010), a revisionist update of the classic, “Rapunzel.” As such, it is sure to appeal to a broad spectrum of Disney fans, including those feeling a little nostalgic.
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
MUSEE D’ORSAY: DREAM AND REALITY
Hangaram Art Museum, Seocho-dong
To Sept. 29: This exhibition comprises 134 works, including more than 70 paintings, photographs and drawings. It is the third and largest exhibition of the Musee d’Orsay collection in Korea.
This year’s exhibition features some of the most famous works in history, such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night Over the Rhone,” Monet’s “Camille Monet on Her Deathbed,” Renoir’s “Young Boy with a Cat,” Cezanne’s “Card Players” and the Barbizon school painter Jean-Francois Millet’s “Spring.”
Admission is 12,000 won 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
FRANCOIS PINAULT COLLECTION: AGONY AND ECSTASY
SongEun ArtSpace, Cheongdam-dong
To Nov. 19: Works by four of the world’s most provocative contemporary artists are shown in this exhibition. They include the creepy installations featuring real animal parts in formaldehyde by British artist Damien Hirst; the thought-provoking “Balenciaga” photo series by American artist Cindy Sherman; the “Bourgeois Bust - Jeff and Ilona” by American artist Jeff Koons, which depicts a moment of passion between the artist and his wife at the time, Hungarian-born Italian porn star Ilona Staller; and sculptures of manga characters with exaggerated sexuality in “Hiropon” and “My Lonesome Cowboy” by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
At 22, the number of works on display is not large. But they provide a glimpse of the signature styles of the world’s hottest contemporary artists. The works are from the collection of Francois Pinault, a major shareholder in Christie’s auction house and founder of business group PPR, which has as subsidiaries luxury fashion brands such as Gucci.
Admission is free. The galley is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Go to Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit 9, and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 3448-0100, www.songeunartspace.org.
Cultural Station Seoul 284, Dongja-dong
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.
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 first and second floors were renovated as multi-purpose halls for exhibitions, conferences and archives.
A performance created by artist Yeesockyung, traditional dancer Lee Jeong-hwa and others will be held at 6 p.m. on 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.