Le Meridien Seoul offers visitors an artistic experience
The opening exhibition at M Contemporary, “The New Vision: from Bauhaus to A.I.,” features reproduced images and videos by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, a Hungarian multi-media artist, near the entrance. The exhibit also includes works by five local artists including Jeon Joonho, Kim Byoungho, Yang Minha, Anna Han and Kim Su. Each artist’s works are displayed in different rooms or hallways, so art lovers can take a look at the differences in style. Kim Byoungho commonly uses bold colors and geometric characters, while Jeon Joonho shows interest in recycling waste from areas being redeveloped and putting them together to make kinetic art. For overnight guests, admission to the gallery is free.
Even without any prior knowledge of the artwork on display in this exhibition, visitors can enjoy the aesthetics of the works curated for this exhibition. Especially the pink room by Anna Han in which canvases with sentences like “Kiss me” or “Hug me” are hung, many artworks make for photos to post to social media.
Visitors are greeted with impressive artworks throughout the hotel facility, including the lobby and the courtyard by the main entrance. The main entrance has a large installation shaped like a tunnel that visitors can walk through. The installation is called “Bloom” and was created by artist Kim Hee-kyung. The eye-catching blue piece in the lobby is “Triple Garden” by Kim Byoungho.
To continue holding the interest of both art aficionados and young art lovers, the hotel plans to be the leading force which introduces new ideas and trends in art. Accordingly, it is in the process of working with other galleries and museums nearby to create tour programs for guests.
BY LEE SUN-MIN [email@example.com]
The exhibition “The New Vision: from Bauhaus to A.I.” at M Contemporary runs until Nov. 19. The art center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day and provides a guided program with further explanations of the exhibition three times a day at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays and at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The guided service is available in English as well if requested in advance. Admission is 12,000 won ($10.57) for adults, 8,000 won for those between 13 and 18 years old, and 5,000 won for anyone between 3 and 12. For more information about the art center, go to www.m-contemporary.com or call (02) 3451-8199. For more information about the hotel, go to www.lemeridienseoul.com or call (02) 3451-8000.