2013.6.19 MUSEUMS&GALLERIESYOUN MYEUNG-RO: TRACES OF THE SPIRIT
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon city
To Sunday: 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 to 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 ($2.66).
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Tuesday to Friday and to 8 p.m. on weekends. It is closed on Mondays.
Go to Seoul Grand Park Station, line No. 4, exit 4, and take the shuttle bus.
(02) 2188-6114, visit www.moca.go.kr
A MORE PERFECT DAY: COLLECTION OF MUDAM LUXEMBOURG
Artsonje Center, Jongno District
To Sunday: The exhibition features a contemporary collection from the Mudam, or Musee d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg.
The show consists of about 30 works encompassing painting, photography, video and installations. They are by 19 individual artists and two artist teams of various nationalities “who look differently at the world, but at the same time, keep a poetic and humorous distance to the world,” said Enrico Lunghi, general director of Mudam.
Admission is 5,000 won for adults. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1, and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 733-8945, www.artsonje.org
NEW WAVE: FURNITURE AND THE EMERGING DESIGNERS
Kumho Museum of Art, Jongno District
To June 30: The exhibition features three individual designers and two teams of designers, most of whom are in their 30s.
Rather than artistic furniture, this exhibition focuses on works by young designers who have great interest in applying new technologies or environmental and other social issues to their work, the museum explained.
For example, the exhibits inside a room at the museum include not only complete chairs by “Design Methods,” a team of young furniture designers, but also the references that inspired them and their concept drawings, models and parts, which show the designers’ work process.
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
REFERENCE A ELLE
Kukje Gallery, Jongno District
To June 30: This is a solo show of Ghada Amer, a New York-based Egyptian artist.
Amer deals with political and feminist issues. The solo show consists of her sculptures made of metal lines and spaces and her paintings combined with embroidery that look like pen drawings at a distance.
Among the exhibits is an egg-shaped sculpture made of silver metal lines elegantly flowing and tangling together, which depict eight women standing shoulder to shoulder. The work, titled “Blue Bra Girls,” is the artist’s homage to a female activist beaten and stripped of her clothes leaving her blue bra exposed, during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and until 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1, and walk 10 minutes.
(02) 735-8449, www.kukje.org
KIM CHONG HAK
Gallery Hyundai, Jongno District
To July 7: This is a retrospective of Kim Chong-hak, one of the most beloved living painters in Korea, held to celebrate his 77th birthday.
The exhibition shows about 60 paintings by Kim, ranging from landscapes filled with flowers in Mount Seorak, where he has been staying for decades, in his signature styles to some portraits which have been rarely shown to the public. The exhibits also include old farming tools which the artist has collected.
Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Go to exit No. 1 of Anguk Station, line No. 3 and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 2287-3500, www.galleryhyundai.com
By Moon So-young