2014.5.14 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESNOMADIC VIEW
Museum of Art at Seoul National
University, Gwanak District
To May 25: Featuring 22 artists from Korea, Germany and other countries, this exhibition deals with issues surrounding travel and nomadism.
The works range from commercial design and architecture for the convenience of travel to art that enables viewers to journey without physically going anywhere.
Admission is 3,000 won ($2.70) for adults. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Monday.
Go to Seoul National University Station, line No. 2, exit 3, and take green bus No. 5511 or 5513
(02) 880-9504, www.snumoa.org
AN OVERVIEW OF KOREAN MODERN ART TEXTBOOKS
KimDaljin Museum of Art Archives,
To May 31: This exhibition displays 210 art textbooks used in elementary, middle and high schools in 20th-century Korea.
Among them is a textbook published by the Korean Imperial government in 1907, which looks more like a drawing practice book than an art theory textbook.
Middle-school textbooks published in 1966 and co-written by Kim Whanki and Park Seo-bo - famous abstract artists in Korea - are also displayed. These books are closer to today’s textbooks as they include art theory and art history.
Admission is free. The museum is closed on Sunday. Go to Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 8 and walk 10 minutes.
(02) 730-6216, www.daljinmuseum.com
ZAHA HADID 360°
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP),
To May 31: Renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid is displaying 53 of her products at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. She designed the DDP, which opened in March.
Admission for adults is 4,000 won. The plaza is closed on Mondays.
Go to Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, subway lines No. 2, 4 or 5, exit 1.
(02) 2266-7077, www.ddp.or.kr
SPECTACLE IN PERSPECTIVE
Plateau Gallery, Jung District
To June 8: One of Korea’s hottest media artists, Jung Yeondoo, 45, is holding a solo exhibit at Plateau Gallery.
Among the new works in “Spectacle in Perspective” is the “Crayon Pop Special.” The work, a collaboration with fans of the girl group Crayon Pop - mainly men in their 30s and 40s - consists of video performances by devoted followers 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 8. 1577-7595, www.plateau.or.kr
TROIKA: PERSISTENT ILLUSIONS
Daelim Museum, Jongno District
To Oct. 12: Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki and Sebastien Noel, a London-based trio of artists who call themselves Troika, are exhibiting “Persistent Illusions” in Seoul. Using both digital and analogue media, the artists raise questions about the environment around us. Among the exhibits is an installation that depicts the previous day’s weather. This piece 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. Tuesday to Sunday.
Go to Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 3.
(02) 720-0667, www.daelimmuseum.org