2014.4.30 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES2014 SeMA Gold: Nobody
Seoul Museum of Art (SEMA),
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, Los Angeles-based Min is working as an artist, activist, curator and art educator, and deals with issues of identity faced by herself, her parents’ generation and all of us. Jo is working in New York and she has been noted for works that use 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 problem of place and identity in a post-colonial world.
Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Go to Seoul City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit 10 and walk five minutes.
(02) 2124-8800, sema.seoul.go.kr
Museum of Art at Seoul National
University, Gwanak District
To May 25: This exhibition, featuring 22 artists from Korea, Germany and other countries, deals with issues of travel and nomadism.
The exhibits range from commercial designs and architecture for the convenience of travel to artworks that enable viewers to travel without going anywhere.
Admission is 3,000 won ($2.70) for adults. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Monday.
Go to Seoul National University Station, line No. 2, exit No. 3, and take the green bus No. 5511 or 5513
(02) 880-9504, www.snumoa.org
SPECTACLE IN PERSPECTIVE
Plateau Gallery, Jung District
To June 8: This is a solo exhibition of Jung Yeondoo, 45, one of Korea’s hottest media artists.
Among the new works in this exhibition is “Crayon Pop Special.” The work, a collaboration with fans of the girl group Crayon Pop, who are mainly men in their 30s and 40s, consists of video performances by the devoted fans, who are called Popjeossi, their objects and a stage installation for the girl group.
Tickets cost 3,000 won ($2.80) for adults. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
Go to City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit No. 8.
TROIKA: PERSISTENT ILLUSIONS
Daelim Museum, Jongno District
To Oct. 12: This is a show of a London-based trio of artists who call themselves Troika: Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki and Sebastien Noel. Using both digital and analogue media, these artists raise questions about the everyday environment around us.
Among the exhibits is “The Weather Yesterday,” an installation that depicts the weather of the previous day. This work makes fun of people’s obsession with getting up-to-date information all day, every day.
Admission is 5,000 won for adults. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Go to Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit No. 3.
(02) 720-0667, www.daelimmuseum.org