2013.3.13 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESYOUR INVISIBLE SHADOW
Kumho Museum of Art, Jongno District
To Sunday: The exhibition features intangible elements such as light, shadows and sounds that will please viewers’ senses.
A room on the museum’s third floor is dark, with luminous white silhouettes on its walls and ceiling.
All the silhouettes in the work “Parallel World” by Lee Chang-won look mystic but actually originated from images taken by photojournalists.
On the second floor is artist Shin Sung-hwan’s “Bright.” It consists of a water tank, with droplets falling at consistent intervals, and the real-time projections of its images with rainbows formed on the walls.
Other participating artists include architects Bae Jung-wan and Hwang Jie-eun, media artists Ha Won and Hong Buhm, painter and installation artist Lee Ye-seung, and poet and music critic Sung Ki-wan
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit No. 1, and walk 10 minutes.
(02) 720-5114, www.kumhomuseum.com
KIM PAIK SUN
Hakgojae Gallery, Jongno District
To Sunday: The solo show of Kim Paik-sun, a well-known architect, is not just an architecture exhibition. Not only photos of architecture but also installation art pieces made of wood, traditional Korean ink drawings and black-and-white photos of bamboo swaying in the wind are among the exhibits.
Though they are varied in type, the pieces have some consistency in showing Kim’s interest in the lines from the strokes of traditional ink paintings.
The 47-year-old, who designed the UN Village townhouses in central Seoul and Alternative Space Loop gallery in western Seoul, didn’t major in architecture - he studied ink painting.
Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 2, and walk 10 minutes.
(02) 720-1524~6, www.hakgojae.com
Seoul Museum of Art, Jung District
To April 14: Tim Burton, whose movies contain some of the industry’s most unique animations and visuals, has done a number of drawings, paintings and sculptures that are in his private collection. So, curators at the Museum of Modern Art in New York selected some of Burton’s artwork for an exhibition highlighting the American director and producer’s off-screen talent.
The result, the “Tim Burton” retrospective, has now come to Seoul. The exhibition features 860 pieces by Burton, encompassing drawings, paintings, sculptures, short films, animations and costumes.
The exhibits include conceptual drawings from Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” and “Batman” series. Also among the exhibits are drawings not related to the movies that still reflect Burton’s trademark grotesque fairy tales and dark humor.
Admission is 12,000 won ($10.96) for adults. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Go to City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit 10, and walk five minutes
MEMORY OF A LANDSCAPE I HAVE NEVER SEEN
Deoksu Palace branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Jung District
To April 21: The exhibition of the National Gallery in Prague’s collection is the first to introduce Czech modern artists to Korea.
It features 107 paintings produced by 28 Czech artists from 1905 to 1943. The title comes from a painting by surrealist Josef Sima (1891-1971) that is among the works on display.
The participating artists also include Frantisek Kupka (1871-1957), who is famous outside the Czech Republic as an early pioneer of non-figurative art or pure abstraction. His 11 works in this exhibition show how the artist evolved from a Symbolist with classical painting style to an artist of Orphism, an abstract style that looks like a visualization of resonating music.
Admission is 12,000 won for adults. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and to 9 p.m. on Friday to Sunday. It is closed Monday.
Go to City Hall Station, line Nos. 1 or 2, exit 1, 2 or 3.
(02) 6273-4242~3, www.praha2013.co.kr.
By Moon So-young