2013.10.24 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center, Seocho District
To Sunday: The fifth annual “Korea Tomorrow” exhibition provides insight into the general trends of the nation’s contemporary art scene.
This year’s show, focusing on two keywords - “image” and “installation” - features 40 artists, including Lee Won-woo and Roh Sang-jun.
Admission is 10,000 won ($9.41) for adults. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Go to Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit No. 5 and walk five minutes.
(02) 567-6070, www.koreatomorrow.org
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Jongno District
To Monday: The exhibition features original prints by Robert Capa, the legendary war photographer. The show is held to commemorate the centennial of the photographer’s birth and the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.
Many of the 160 photographs on display are war images from major battles of the early 20th century, including the Normandy landings by the Western Allied forces during World War II. But the exhibit also include portraits of leading cultural figures of that time.
Admission is 12,000 won for adults. Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Go to Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5 and exit No. 8.
(02) 3701-1216, www.robertcapa.co.kr
2013 HAEIN ART PROJECT
Haein Temple, Hapcheon County
in South Gyeongsang
To Nov. 10: The contemporary art show held by Haein Temple, a site of more than 1,200 years of history, has the theme of “maeum,” which means “mind” or “heart” in Korean.
Following the theme, 30 Korean and foreign artists have installed 70 works, including sculptures and media art, in and around the temple on Mount Gaya.
Among them, Indian artist Shilpa Gupta’s work, “100 Steps” and four other artists’ works are installed at Sorigil Trail near the entrance to the temple.
Admission to Haein Temple is 3,000 won for adults. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Go to Dongdaegu Railway Station in Daegu, and transfer to subway line No. 1 to get off at Seongdangmot Station. Go to the nearby Daegu Seobu (Western) Bus Terminal and take the bus to Haein Temple. You can get off near Seongbo Museum at the entrance of the temple.
(055) 934-3173, www.haeinart.org
TAKASHI IN SUPERFLAT WONDERLAND
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. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed Monday. Go to City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit No. 8 and walk five minutes.
FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD Hite Collection gallery, Gangnam District
To Dec. 14: This is an exhibition of work by seven painters from around the world - Hurvin Anderson from Britain, Frederic Bruly Bouabre of Ivory Coast, Marcel Dzama, who is based in New York, Bernard Frize from France, Tim Johnson from Australia, Amikam Toren, who based in London, and Zhang Enli from China.
“The exhibition highlights each internationally renowned artist’s practice and imagination that happens two-dimensionally within the four corners of the rectangular painting,” the gallery said.
Admission is free. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. Go to Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit No. 14.
By Moon So-young