2013.5.15 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESART ACROSS AMERICA
National Museum of Korea, Yongsan District
To Sunday: The exhibition is an effective summary of the 300-year history of American art.
In this show, which features 168 paintings and crafts, viewers can see at least one piece each from the most important names in American art. They range from John Singleton Copley, an 18th-century colonial American artist, to the icons of the 20th century who led the global art scene such as abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock and pop artist Andy Warhol.
The exhibition is divided into six sections.
Admission is 12,000 won ($10.82) for adults. The museum opens at 9 a.m. It closes at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 7 p.m. on Sunday; and 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday. It is closed on Monday. Go to Ichon station, line No. 4, exit 2
SPACES FOR DRAWING
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 generated 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. Thirty-six of his drawings are included in 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.
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art,
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.
YOUN MYEUNG-RO: TRACES OF THE SPIRIT
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
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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