2013.9.25 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESGAUGUIN: VOYAGE INTO THE MYTH AND AFTER
Seoul Museum of Art, Jung District
To Sunday: This is the first-ever retrospective in Korea of Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), the legendary French Post-Impressionist.
About 60 paintings, sculptures and wood prints are on display. Among them are several paintings considered to be especially important in Gauguin’s oeuvre, including “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” that the artist intended to be his last word on his Tahiti period.
Admission is 13,000 won ($12) for adults. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Go to Seoul City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit No. 10 and walk five minutes.
HOW TO MAKE A BOOK WITH STEIDL
Daelim Museum, Jongno District
To Oct. 8: The exhibition shows not only the famous art books by German publisher Gerhard Steidl, but also visualizes his work process with artists and writers through documentary photos, designs and illustrations for the books.
Steidl has worked with Gunter Grass, Karl Lagerfeld and many others to create a book - or an artwork, according to Steidl.
Tickets for adults are 5,000 won. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. Go to Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit No. 3 or 5 and walk five minutes.
THE HERO THAT IS WE
Seoul Museum, Jongno District
To Sunday: This is an exhibition of a group of artists in collaboration with Park Chan-ho, the former major league star who recently retired after a 19-year baseball career as a pitcher. It is the country’s first-of-its-kind art exhibition themed on a sports star.
Admission is 12,000 won for adults. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take bus No. 1020, 1711, 7016, 7018, 7022 or 7212 to the Jahamun Tunnel stop.
(02) 395-0100, www.seoulmuseum.org
TAKASHI IN SUPERFLAT
Plateau, Jung District
To Dec. 8: This is the first retrospective of Takashi Murakami, one of the world’s hottest contemporary artists, in Korea.
The 39 pieces in this exhibit include paintings and sculptures of flowers innocently smiling in a cartoon style, called the “Cosmos” series, and his sculptures of girls typically found in Japanese animation with baby faces and voluptuous bodies, called the “Miss Ko²” series.
Admission is 5,000 won for adults. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and is closed Monday. Go to City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit No. 8 and walk five minutes.