2014.9.10 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
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. The exhibition’s opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
Go to Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit No. 3.
(02) 720-0667, www.daelimmuseum.org
WHITE PORCELAIN JAR II
- STROKES ON PURE WHITE
Horim Art Center, Gangnam District
To Oct. 18: Pots estimated to have been used as vases or as storage in the Joseon era are now on display at this museum, for its second exhibition on white porcelain goods this year.
While the first show focused solely on showing pure white jars, the newest exhibit features those decorated with blue ink. The exhibits include National Treasure No. 222, the Blue and White Porcelain Lidded Jar With a Plum and Bamboo Design.
Admission costs 8,000 won. The center’s opening hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum is closed Monday.
Take bus No. 145 or 4212 and get off at the Horim Art Center stop.
(02) 541-3525, www.horimartcenter.org
THE ART OF DANSAEKHWA
Kukje Gallery, Jongno District
To Oct. 19: “The Art of Dansaekhwa” features dansaekhwa, abstract paintings filled with minimal color and unusual textures, which dominated the Korean art scene in the 1970s.
The exhibition shows works by seven leading figures of the Dansaekhwa movement: Kim Guiline, Chung Sang-Hwa, Chung Chang-Sup, Ha Chong-Hyun, Lee Ufan, Park Seo-Bo and Yun Hyong-Keun.
Admission is free. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and until 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit No. 1 and walk for 10 minutes.
For more information call (02) 735-8449 or visit www.kukje.org
2014 DAEGU PHOTO BIENNALE
Daegu Culture & Arts Center,
Dalseo District of Daegu
Sept. 12 - Oct. 19: In the fifth edition of the Daegu Photo Biennale, titled “Photographic Narrative,” 250 artists from 31 countries, including Korea, Spain, Italy, Argentina and Brazil, will participate.
The main exhibition “Origins, Memories & Parodies” features photos and image collages that blur the borders between objective fact and subjective memory, between history and fiction and between reality and illusion.
The show, curated by Spanish critic Alejandro Castellote, will excite anyone who has ever raised doubts about the common belief that photographs are objective records.
Admission is 7,000 won. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Go to Daegu Station take bus 618 at the nearby bus stop and get off at the Culture & Arts Center stop.
(053) 655-4748, http://daeguphoto.com
BEYOND AND BETWEEN
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art,
To Dec. 21: Leeum, the nation’s biggest private art museum, presents its collection in entirely new arrangements to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
The museum has displayed modern art in Museum 1, which was once exclusively reserved for its traditional Korean art collection, for the first time. For example, Goryeo Buddhist paintings are installed alongside works by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti and American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko.
In Museum 2, Korean modern and contemporary artists’ works are displayed alongside those by foreign artists of similar times and philosophies.
And the works that invite viewers to interact with the pieces are installed in the Leeum’s Ground Gallery and in some of its transit spaces. They include Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto’s architectural structure, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s installation on a stairway and Korean artist Choi Jeong-hwa’s works at the entrance.
Admission is 10,000 won. The museum is open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.
Go to Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1 and walk five minutes.
(02) 2014-6900, www.leeum.org