2018.9.27 Museums & GalleriesTHE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH SEUNDJA RHEE’S ABSTRACT PAINTING 1957-1968
Gallery Hyundai’ , Jongno District
To Oct.7: After the large-scale retrospective of Rhee Seundja (1918-2009) at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Gwacheon in Gyeonggi wrapped in late July, Gallery Hyundai is presenting another show to celebrate what would be the artist’s 100th birthday.
Rhee was part of the first generation of Korean abstract artists active in Paris and one of the few Korean women in the art world at the time. This exhibition focuses on paintings from Rhee’s “Woman and the Earth” series in the 1960s, which earned her recognition during her early days in France.
Admission is free. The gallery is closed on Monday. Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1, and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 2287-3500, www.galleryhyundai.com
D Museum, Yongsan District
To Oct. 28: “Weather” is a multi-media exhibition featuring works that have been influenced by the different weather conditions at different places we see in our everyday lives, from a sunny day at the beach to a snowy landscape somewhere up north.
Colorful photographs await visitors, with special installations in between the sections to reenact nature’s wonders within the museum walls: the staircase decorated with fluffy cotton clouds, a hallway of mist that allows visitors to feel as if they’re walking through fog and a dark walkway with the sounds of rain tapping gently at the window.
Tickets cost 9,000 won ($8) for adults. The museum is closed on Monday.
(070) 5097-0020, www.daelimmuseum.org/dmuseum
COLOR OF WONDERLAND
PopconD Square, Yongsan District
To Nov. 15: For Brazilian pop artist Romero Britto, it’s all about love.
Britto’s colorful works have been widely loved in Korea, even by pop stars like Big Bang’s G-Dragon, and at PopconD Square inside IPark Mall in Yongsan, central Seoul, his fans can see his works from when he first began his artistic career as well as new works that have not been displayed anywhere else in the world.
“Salvador Dali” and “Friendship Bear” are some of the newest works by the love-spreading artist, who believes that it’s “a universal language that speaks through my art.”
Some 120 pieces of work are on display including paintings, sculptures and two multi-media works sitting at the beginning and end of the exhibition.
Admissions cost 13,000 won for adults. The museum is connected to Yongsan Station, line No. 1.
(070) 6373-3000, www.popcond.com
THE LAST MASTER OF JOSEON: JANG SEUNG EOP X CHIHWASEON
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Jung District
Nov. 30: Jang Seung-eop (1843-1897) was one of the greatest painters of the Joseon Dynasty, believed to have pioneered the contemporary painting genre in Korea. Despite having no proper art education, his natural gift for creating a sensual aesthetic on the canvas allowed him to remembered today as a master and revolutionary painter.
Kansong Art and Culture Foundation’s latest exhibition at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza allows visitors to really get to know the painter through many of his original works. Young visitors will not lose interest as the story is also being retold through the famous film “Chihwaseon” (2002) as well as reinterpreted media artworks.
Admission costs 10,000 won. The venue is closed on Mondays. Go to Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, lines No. 2, 4 and 5, exit 1.
(02) 577-8415, www.ddp.or.kr