2016.1.6 Museums & Galleries
Gallery Hyundai, Jongno District
To Sunday: The exhibition features 22 works that Korean abstract-art pioneer Kim Whanki (1913-74) created during his so-called New York period (1964-74). Kim’s abstract paintings from this period, in particular the so-called dot paintings, are regarded as the most important works by the artist. The large-scale oil-on-cotton paintings are filled with tens of thousands of round dots, surrounded by layers of square borders that spread and smoothly permeate the cotton.
Admission is 5,000 won ($4.25) for adults. Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1, and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 2287-3500, www.galleryhyundai.com
AN HOMAGE TO KOREAN ARCHITECTURE: WISDOM OF THE EARTH
Leeum, Yongsan District
Admission is 5,000 won for adults. Admission for elementary, middle and high school students is free on weekdays. The museum is closed on Mondays. Go to Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1, and walk for five minutes.
(02) 2014-6901, www.leeum.org
THE POETRY OF DESIGN
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Jung District
Admission for adults is 14,000 won. The exhibition is closed on Mondays. Go to Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, lines No. 2 and 4, exit 1, and walk for five minutes.
(02) 3143-4360, www.ddp.or.kr or www.mendini.co.kr
HORIM MASTERPIECE 100
Horim Art Center, Gangnam District
The show includes three national treasures including the “White Porcelain Lidded Jar with Plum and Bamboo Design in Underglaze Cobalt Blue” (National Treasure No. 222) and 19 treasures including “Gilt-Bronze Standing Sakyamuni Buddha at Birth” (Treasure No. 808). The items on display at the exhibition will partially change every six months.
Admission costs 8,000 won. The museum is closed on Sundays. Take bus Nos. 145 , 440 or 4212 and get off at the Horim Art Center stop.
(02) 541-3523~5, www.horimartcenter.org