2014.4.9 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESInbai Kim - Eliminate Points, Lines and Planes
To Sunday: This is a solo show of the young sculptor Inbai Kim. He presents 15 sculpture and installation works, which break away from conventional forms of sculpture depicting human figures as well as conventional ideas.
The sculptures have some humorous nuances and some sublime tinges. This is also the first exhibition of Arario Gallery Seoul since its relocation from Cheongdam-dong to the art zone east of Gyeongbok Palace.
Admission is free. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed on Mondays. Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit No. 2 and walk 10 minutes.
(02) 541-5701, www.arariogallery.com
TAPAS: SPANISH DESIGN FOR FOOD
Korea Foundation Gallery, Jung District
To April 29: This is an exhibition of contemporary design products related to cuisine from Spain.
The exhibition consists of three sections: the Kitchen, the Table and the Food.
Some of the exhibits are traditional things reinvented with a modern touch. Porron Pompero, a small glass attachment that fits directly into the mouth of a wine bottle, turns the bottle into a kind of porron, or traditional Spanish wine pitcher, which enables people to drink without a glass.
The Simple Citrus Spray sticks directly into a lemon or lime and allows users to squeeze the handle and spray the fruit’s juice on whatever they are cooking.
Admission is free. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is closed Sundays.
Go to Euljiro 1-ga Station, subway line No. 2, exit No. 1.
(02) 2151-6520, www.kf.or.kr
2014 SeMA Gold: Nobody
To May 18: This is a group exhibition of three Korean female artists based in foreign countries: Min Yong-soon, Yoon Jin-me and Jo Sook-Jin.
According to the museum, Min is based in Los Angeles and works as an artist, activist, curator and an art educator. Min deals with the issue of identity that she herself, her parents’ generation and all of us face.
Jo is working in New York and she has been noted for work that uses and trims abandoned wood to express the fundamental energy of life and ultimate cause of existence. Yoon, based in Vancouver, is an artist who has been inquiring into the issues of place and identity from a post-colonial perspective.
Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday.
Go to Seoul City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit 10 and walk five minutes.
(02) 2124-8800, sema.seoul.go.kr
THE TREASURES OF KANSONG
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Dongdaemun District
To Sept. 28: This is the first exhibition of the Kansong Art Museum’s collection outside the museum itself. Established in 1938, Kansong is Korea’s oldest private museum and previously only opened its doors to the public twice a year for a fortnight at its home in Seongbuk-dong, northern Seoul.
The 100 artifacts include Hunminjeongeum Haeryebon (National Treasure No. 70), a guide to the creation of hangul, or the Korean alphabet. There are also 10 paintings from the Album of Genre Paintings by Joseon-era artist Shin Yun-bok (1758-?), which is part of National Treasure No. 135.
Tickets for adults are 8,000 won ($7.60).
The exhibition opens each day at 10 a.m. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays it closes at 7 p.m., while on Wednesdays and Fridays it stays open until 9 p.m. The plaza is closed on Mondays.
Go to the Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, subway line Nos. 2, 4 or 5, exit No. 1.
(02) 2266-7077, www.ddp.or.kr