2014.11.12 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESDREAM SOCIETY: X-BRID
Seoul Museum, Jongno District
To Sunday: The “Dream Society” exhibition, sponsored by Hyundai Motor and curated by Alternative Space Loop, presents a mixture of fine art, design and architecture.
The show features 11 teams of artists, including Korean kinetic sculpturist Choe U-ram and Japanese fashion designer Yoshikazu Yamagata.
Admission is 5,000 won for adults. The museum is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
Take bus Nos. 1020, 1711, 7016, 7018, 7022 or 7212 to the Jahamun Tunnel stop.
(02) 395-0100, www.seoulmuseum.org
SEMA BIENNALE MEDIACITY SEOUL 2014
Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA)
To Nov. 23: The eighth edition of the Mediacity Seoul biennale has the curiously exciting title “Ghosts, Spies and Grandmothers.”
“Ghosts stand for the forgotten history and tradition of Asia, spies symbolize the memories of the Cold War, and the grandmothers are metaphors of ‘women and time,’” wrote Park Chan-kyong, the curator of the main exhibition.
Under these topics, 42 artists from 17 countries will present video art, photography and installations.
Admission is free.
Opening hours are from 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) 2124-8988, www.mediacityseoul.kr
Kukje Gallery, Jongno District
To Dec. 14: Kukje Gallery is hosting a solo show by Donald Judd (1928-94), one of the world’s most important postwar artists. It features 13 of Judd’s works made between the 1970s to the 1990s.
According to art critics, Judd created the works in an attempt to make abstract art three-dimensional while embracing space. The exhibits show such a quality.
Admission is free.
Opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and until 5 p.m. Sunday.
Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit No. 1 and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 735-8449 or visit www.kukje.org
MMCA FILM AND VIDEO: SCINTILLATION OR DISAPPEARANCE
MMCA Seoul Theater, Jongno District
To Jan. 31, 2015: The program presents videos by famous artists such as Dominique Gonzalez?Foerster and Amie Siegel who cross the border between film and fine art.
The program also includes work by two up-and-coming Thai artists and three Korean artists who continuously attempt to open a discussion on local history through images and sounds scattered around landscapes.
A ticket for the program is 4,000 won ($3.70), which also covers all shows at the MMCA Seoul.
Screenings are held Wednesday to Sunday. Screening hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while closing time is 6 p.m. on the three other days.
The museum is a 10-minute walk from Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit No. 1.
(02) 3701-9500, www.mmca.go.kr