2016.10.13 Museums & Galleries
INSIDE HEATHERWICK STUDIO
D Museum, Yongsan District
To Oct. 23: The exhibition intends to show the creative process of British star designer Thomas Heatherwick and his team, famous for the iconic U.K. pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai Expo in China and the Olympic cauldron for the 2012 London Summer Games. The show features an extensive archive of 1:1 scale prototypes, models, test pieces, drawings and photographs for their hit works including not only the two above but also the Rolling Bridge in London, and the Learning Hub building in Singapore.
Admission is 8,000 won ($6.90) for adults. The museum is closed on Mondays. It is located at Dokseodang-ro 29-gil in Yongsan District, central Seoul.
Atelier Hermes, Gangnam District
To Oct. 23: The solo show of Geumhyung Jeong, 36, artist and winner of the 16th Hermes Foundation Missulsang prize features the props she used in her previous artistic performances. The objects range from dolls and masks to fitness equipment and drones.
The displays hanging from the ceiling show past performances, and audiences will come to see how she used the objects.
She assembled them to make grotesque male characters and has them perform in gestures full of sexual tension, raising questions about voyeurism and the power struggle in sexual relationships.
Admission is free. Go to Apgujeong Rodeo station, Bundang Line, exit No.5 and walk 10 minutes.
Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Jongno District
To Oct. 30: In her first solo show in Korea, Australian artist Emma Hack presents photographs in vivid color, featuring naked women almost hidden within various botanical patterns. The women are real models whose naked bodies have been elaborately painted by the artist to match the walls they stand against. The women look like chameleons who have merged with their surroundings.
Admission is 10,000 won. The museum is closed on Monday. Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit No. 1.
(02) 736-4371, www.savinamuseum.com
PUSH, PULL, DRAG
Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Gangnam District
To Nov. 13: For this exhibition, five young Korean artists - Gim Ikhyun, Hejum Ba, Yi Yunyi, Jeong Seyoung and Ikjung Cho - will present newly commissioned works of photography, drawing, video, installation and performance.
“This exhibition emphasizes the immediate experience of a viewer’s encounter with each work, rather than positing a single theme or exploring any specific conceptual approach,” the museum’s web site reads.
Admission is 5,000 won for adults. The museum is closed on Mondays. Go to Hakdong subway station, line No.7, exit 10.
(02) 6929-4470, http://platform-l.org