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2014 Dec. 17 Gallery listing


Savina Museum of Contemporary Art,

Jongno District

To Friday: “Staying” is the solo exhibition of Nam Kyung-min, who is well known for her series of paintings that depict Western art masters’ rooms in a symbolic, imaginary form.

Now, Nam has created her own versions of Korean masters’ rooms. This show features 15 of the artist’s new paintings, including pieces that have reimagined the rooms of illustrious Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) painters such as Shin Saimdang, Kim Hong-do, Shin Yun-bok and Jeong Seon.

Admission is 3,000 won ($2.70) for adults. The museum is closed on Monday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit No. 1.

(02) 736-4371,



Leeum, Yongsan District

To Sunday: The nation’s leading private museum created “Beyond and Between” to celebrate its 10th anniversary. For the show, Leeum has displayed modern and contemporary art in Museum 1, which was once exclusively reserved for its traditional Korean art collection, for the first time.

And the works of contemporary artists, which amuse visitors and sometimes invite them to interact with the pieces, are installed in the Leeum’s Ground Gallery, Black Box and in some of its transit spaces. They include Choi Jeong-Hwa’s “Alchemy,” Ernesto Neto’s architectural structure “Symbiointestubetime,” and Olafur Eliasson’s new installation “Gravity Stairs.”

Admission is 10,000 won for adults. 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



Hakgojae Gallery, Jongno District

To Dec. 31: Song Hyun-sook’s works can look like figurative paintings that portray simple objects found in Korea’s old rural areas such as white hemp cloth pieces or earthenware. They can also appear similar to abstract paintings made with just a few brush strokes, in the bold, traditional East Asian style.

Among the 16 works on display is a painting she created to pay homage to the victims of April’s Sewol ferry sinking tragedy.

Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.

Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit No. 2 and walk 10 minutes.

(02) 720-1524-6, www.hakgojae.com


MMCA Seoul Theater, Jongno District

To Feb. 22, 2015: The exhibition organized by the MMCA in collaboration with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation show sheds new light on the German art education institution’s experiments with performance and staging, which is less renowned than its legacy in architecture and commercial design.

The works on display include costumes for “Triadisches Ballett (Triadic Ballet),” developed by German Bauhaus painter and choreographer Oskar Schlemmer (1888-1943).

Admission is 4,000 won. The museum is a 10-minute walk from Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit No. 1.

(02) 3701-9500, www.mmca.go.kr


Arario Museum in Space,

Jongno District

For an indefinite period: “Really?” is the inaugural exhibition of the Arario Museum in Space, which opened on Sept. 1 in an iconic ivy-covered brick building designed by architect Kim Swoo-geun.

Space’s intricately linked display areas and spiral staircases remain in their original state, while the artwork is wittily installed in unexpected locations.

About 100 pieces by 43 artists are on display, and artists usually gets a room each. One room is home to Korean-American video art pioneer Nam June Paik’s work, while British artist Marc Quinn’s famous “Self” portrait made of his frozen blood is in another room.

Admission is 12,000 won for adults. Children under 10 are not allowed.

Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closing time is extended to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Go to Anguk subway station, line No. 3, exit 3, and walk for three minutes.

(02) 736-5700, www.arariomuseum.org

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