2018.2.7 Museums & Galleries
SongEun Art Space, Gangnam District
To Saturday: This annual exhibition features new works by four finalists of this year’s SongEun Art Award’s Grand Prize - Young Eun Kim, Jungju An, Min Oh and Kijong Zin.
The SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation announced on Jan. 8 that the Grand Prize went to Kim, who presented three sound art pieces that explores the relationship between songs, war and peace.
Admission is free. The art space is closed on Sundays. Go to Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit No. 9, and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 3448-0100, www.songeunartspace.org
KOREA ARTIST PRIZE
MMCA Seoul, Jongno District
To Feb. 18: This is an exhibition of the four artists nominated for the sixth Korea Artist Prize, granted by the museum and the SBS Foundation. This year’s edition looks like a well-designed group exhibition under a specific theme rather than a competition.
The 2017 finalists are Bek Hyunjin, Sunny Kim, Kelvin Kyungkun Park and Song Sanghee. All of them are quite different from one another in style and in the medium they use, but their works can be linked to create a story about the realities of Korean society as perceived by individuals.
Song was chosen as the winner last week. Admission is 4,000 won ($3.76). Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1 and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 3701-9500, www.mmca.go.kr
THE POST DANSAEKHWA OF KOREA
Leeahn Gallery, Jongno District
To Feb. 24: Curated by the famous art critic Yoon Jin-sup, this exhibition sheds light on a group of artists whom Yoon refers to as “post-dansaekhwa artists.”
Dansaekhwa, or Korea monochrome paintings actively created mainly in the 1970s and 80s by artists born in the 1920s and 30s, caused a sensation in the international art market in recent years. By also introducing Korean artists of monochrome paintings from later generations to local and foreign collectors and critics, this exhibition intends to highlight dansaekhwa’s role in art history and to drive greater international interest in “post-dansaekhwa” artists, according to Yoon.
Artists on display include Lee Bae, Kim Keuntai, Bup Kwan, Cheon Kwangup, Jinwoo Lee, Jang Seungtaik, Kim Taeksang, Nam Tchunmo, Kim Tschoonsu, Kim Yisu, Chon Younghee .
Admission is free. The gallery is closed on Sunday. Go to Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit No. 3 and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 730-2243, www.leeahngallery.com
Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Gangnam District
To Feb. 28: The exhibition features lacquerware inlaid with silver and nickelware by master of traditional metal craft Lee Gyeong-no. The gallery calls the show “Park Ryu Sook’s first ‘Interference’ exhibition” as the head of the gallery proposed that the 60-year-old craftsman apply his silver inlaying techniques to lacqerware.
Korea’s silver inlaying technique was developed early in Goryeo period (918-1392), but it was applied mainly to metalware - not lacquerware. Most of the exhibits in this show are lacquerware inlaid with silver including lunch boxes and brush cases.
Admission is free. Go to Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit No. 9 and walk 10 minutes.
(02) 549-7575, www.parkryusookgallery.com
Daelim Museum, Jung District
To May 27: The exhibition features works by 10 artist teams from different countries who have given paper a new expressive power as a medium and not just something to draw on.
The diverse pool of artists include furniture designers, lighting designers, sculptors and architects, all of whom have highlighted different sides of the versatile material.
Works on display include: “Untitled” by Richard Sweeney, who is known as the “Gaudi of paper,” “The New Beginning” by Tahiti Pehrson and a garden of mobile-like trees named “Honmonoshi Garden” by design trio atelier oi.
“Paper Walk” by Korean design team Maum Studio is a field of paper-made pink reeds that makes a great photo spot.
Admissions are 6,000 won for adults and 3,000 won for children. Go to Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit No. 3 and walk for 5 minutes.
(02) 720-0667, www.daelimmuseum.org