2012.10.10 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESBRAIN - INSIDE OF ME
Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Jongno District
To Oct. 19: The exhibition sheds light on the relationship between brain types and creativity.
The works of 14 artists illustrate types of creativity and the areas of the brain from which they originate.
Researchers categorized the 14 artists into “strongly right-brained,” “right-brained,” “slightly right-brained” and “left- and right-brained” based on results of the MSC (brain-based aptitude) test and Torrance Test of Creative Thinking.
Admission is 3,000 won ($2.70). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Go to Anguk Station, line No.3, exit 1.
(02) 736-4371, www.savinamuseum.com
2012 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL
MEDIA ART BIENNALE
Seoul Museum of Art, Jung District, and DMC Gallery, Mapo District
To Nov. 4: In the seventh edition of the biennale, under the theme “Spell on You,” 50 teams of artists from 17 countries will present new media artwork including videos, installations and interactive media. Famous names, such as Jenny Holzer of the United States and Jung Yeondoo of Korea, will have works displayed.
According to the biennale’s press release, “‘Spell on You’ explores the recent proliferation of new media and information technology, which is reinforcing our obsession with control and domination through utilizing widely accessible and immediate forms of social communication.”
Admission is free.
The Seoul Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and to 7 p.m. on weekends. It is closed on Monday. Go to City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 1 or 10.
The DMC Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Sundays. Go to Digital Media City Station, line No. 6, exit 9 and walk 10 minutes.
2012 GWANGJU BIENNALE
Gwangju Biennale Hall
and other venues in the city
To Nov. 11: The theme of the ninth edition of the Gwangju Biennale, one of Korea’s biggest and most internationally renowned contemporary art shows, is “Roundtable.”
In accordance with the theme, the biennial exhibit has been directed by six Asian women curators, including Korea’s Kim Sun-jung.
“This biennial event will help people see political, social and cultural issues throughout the world from an Asian perspective,” Kim said.
A total of 92 teams of artists from 40 countries are presenting their work. Many of the projects, including Korean artist Do Ho Suh’s “In-Between Hotel,” require active participation.
Admission is 14,000 won. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Take the KTX at Yongsan Station in Seoul and get off at Gwangju Station. Then take the bus Yongbong No. 83 and get off at the Gwangju Biennale Hall. You can also go to Gwangju by air or express bus.
Deoksu Palace, Jung District
To Dec. 2: The National Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cultural Heritage Administration have commissioned contemporary artists to create works that reinterpret the history of Deoksu Palace.
The nine works by 12 artists, designers and performance artists are being shown in palatial gardens and buildings.
Among them is furniture designer Ha Ji-hoon’s work at Deokhongjeon. He filled the floor of the building with his chairs, whose chrome-coated surfaces mirror the lavishly decorated walls and ceiling. The irregularity of the reflections show the forceful change of the building’s use during Japanese rule (1910-45), the designer says.
Other works include Do Ho Suh’s installation art at Hamnyeongjeon and Yeesookyung’s sculpture at Seogeodang.
Admission is 1,000 won. The palace is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday.
Go to City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2 and exit No. 1, 2 or 3.
(02) 2188-6114, www.moca.go.kr
NOSTALGIA IS AN EXTENDED FEEDBACK
Nam June Paik Art Center,
To Jan. 20: The exhibition is another celebration of Nam June Paik’s 80th birthday. This one focuses on his works related to cybernetics and artists influenced by him.
The exhibits include “TV Garden,” an installation of cathode-ray tube TV monitors among thick plants. It shows the artist’s visualization of nature’s energy waves in the images and sounds of television monitors, which relates to the concept of feedback in cybernetics. The show also includes “Marco Polo” and other Paik video sculptures.
Admission is 4,000 won. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, except for the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Take bus No. 5000 or 5005 from Seoul Station or Sejong Center in central Seoul and get off at the Singal five-way intersection in Yongin, Gyeonggi.
(031) 201-8500, www.njpartcenter.kr
By Moon So-young