2018.11.21 Museums & GalleriesKOREA ARTIST PRIZE 2018
MMCA Seoul, Jongno District
Through Sunday: The exhibition features the four artists nominated for the seventh “Korea Artist Prize,” granted by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) and the SBS Foundation. The 2018 finalists are Siren Eun Young Jung, who has become the winner of the prize, Gu Min-ja, Jung Jae-ho, and artist team Okin Collective.
The winner Siren Jung presents new films and archives about gukgeuk, which has been a source of inspiration for the artist for a decade. Gukgeuk is a Korean all-female musical theater genre that boomed in the mid-20th century.
Admission is 4,000 won ($3.55). Go to Anguk Station, line No.3, exit 1 and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 3701-9500, www.mmca.go.kr
SHADES OF NATURE, BUNCHEONG
Horim Museum, Gangnam District
Through Feb. 2: This exhibition allows visitors to compare contemporary Buncheong (greyish-blue ceramic covered in coarse white glaze) ware with older pieces of the same style. Two techniques of decorating buncheong ware are introduced, including the so-called Dumbung technique, which involves dipping the vessel in white clay, and the Gwiyal technique, in which the surface is decorated with white using a coarse brush. About 70 pieces of Buncheong ware from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) are on display, in addition to about 50 modern works by nine artists using the two techniques.
Admission is 8,000 won. The museum is located near the Apgujeong Rodeo Station on Bundang Line, exit 5 and walk for about 10 minutes.
(02) 541-3523~5, www.horimmuseum.org
BRAVE NEW WORLD: 2018 SEOUL PHOTO FESTIVAL
Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Nowon District
Through Feb. 10: The ninth Seoul Photo Festival entitled “Brave New World,” looks at how human beings have adapted to the changing environment, especially with developments in science and technology.
The festival, inspired by a novel of the same title by Aldous Huxley, takes place across four different venues: the main event is at Buk SeMA, SeMA Storage, Platform Changong 61 and movie theatre Artnine, all in northern Seoul.
19 artists from six countries have taken part in the main exhibition, which sheds light on various issues in contemporary society, many of which have sprang off from environmental changes that took place in the last century.
The list includes some renowned names, including Hatakeyama Naoya, Noh Suntag, Alejandro Cartagena and Cecile Evans.
Their subjects range from economic inequality and oppression from the state ideology to pollution and climate change.
Admission is free. Get off at Junggye station, lie No.7, exit 3 and walk five minutes.
(02) 2124-5269, sema.seoul.go.kr
LOVING VINCENT EXHIBITION
M Contemporary, Gangnam District
Through March 3: The exhibition features more than 120 paintings that were created for the ravishing Oscar-nominated art film “Loving Vincent,” released last December. Animated entirely with oil paintings that pay homage to the greatly loved yet tortured Vincent van Gogh’s colorful and whimsical painting style, the Van Gogh biopic explores the controversial life and death of the painter.
The post-Impressionistic paintings on display are the works of 125 artists from 20 countries. Few of their familiar paintings visitors can recognize at the exhibition are based off of Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” and “Wheatfield with Crows.”
The exhibition also features Van Gogh’s early works “Floral Still Life” and “Two Harvesters.”
Admission is 15,000 won for adults and 11,000 won for students. Get off at Sinnonhyeon Station, line No.9, exit 5.
(02) 3451-8199, www.m-contemporary.com