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Horim Art Center, Gangnam District

To Saturday: In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Horim’s founding, the museum is displaying 80 of the most renowned pieces in its collection. They include state-designated treasures such as a gilt-bronze “Standing Buddha at Birth” from the 6th century, which is National Treasure No. 808.

Admission is 8,000 won ($7.14). Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum is closed Monday. Take bus No. 145 or 4212 and get off at the Horim Art Center stop.

(02) 541-3525, www.horimartcenter.org


Opera Gallery, Gangnam District

To Sunday: This exhibition of the Paris-based gallery’s Seoul branch intends to celebrate spring and the 100th year since the first performance of the ballet and orchestral concert work “Le Sacre du Printemps” or “The Rite of Spring” in Paris.

It consists of 60 paintings and sculptures by famous artists who mainly stayed in the French capital in the early 20th century, when the ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky was performed.

The works on display include Pablo Picasso’s lithographs, Marc Chagall’s gouache paintings and Salvador Dali’s bronze pieces.

Admission is free. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. It is closed on national holidays. Go to Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 3, and walk 15 minutes.

(02) 3446-0070, www.operagallery.com


Hite Collection, Gangnam District

To June 1: This exhibition examines the concept of drawing as it grows broader in a world of changing media, according to curator Han Keum-hyun. So, the exhibits include various genres ranging from sculpture to photography.

Among them, New York-based artist and architect Michael Wang presents a series of sculptures titled “Carbon Copies” (2012) as his “drawing” to remind viewers of environmental problems generating by art production and to offer a solution for galleries.

Korean artist Jung Yeondoo’s works on display are closer to drawing in the traditional sense. He shows a collection of 36 drawings made for the synopsis of the video “Documentary Nostalgia” (2007).

Admission is free. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. It is closed Sunday.

Go to Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit No. 14.

(02) 3219-0271.


Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art,

Yongsan District

To June 2: The exhibition explores contemporary art that is closely related to mise-en-scene from films.

The exhibits include the short film “89 Seconds in Alcazar” by British-born American artist Eve Sussman, which deconstructs the painting “Las Meninas” (1656) by Spanish master Diego Velazquez in terms of time.

The exhibit also includes a video installation by Canadian artist Adad Hannah, and photography by Thomas Demand of Germany and Gregory Crewdson of the United States.

Other participants are Russian artist group AES+F, Chinese cinematographer and photographer Yang Fudong, Korean sculptor and installation artist Zin Kijong, and Korean media artist Jung Yeondoo.

Admission is 7,000 won for adults. A day pass including admission to the permanent exhibitions is 13,000 won. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.

Go to Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1, and walk five minutes.

(02) 2014-6900, www.leeum.org.


National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon

To June 23: This is a retrospective for Youn Myeung-ro, who was one of the most active Korean avant-garde artists in the 1960s and has dedicated his life to abstract paintings.

The exhibition shows the 77-year-old artist’s 50-year career chronologically with about 60 paintings made from the 1960s to last year, including the 13.3-meter (43.6-foot) “Anonymous Land”(1991).

Admission is 3,000 won.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Tuesday to Friday and to 8 p.m. on weekends. It is closed Monday.

Go to Seoul Grand Park Station, line No. 4, exit 4, and take the shuttle bus.

(02) 2188-6114, visit www.moca.go.kr.

By Moon So-young
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