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2018.12.6 Museums & Galleries


MMCA Seoul, Jongno District

To Dec. 16
: The retrospective of Yun Hyong-keun (1928-2007) features his famous paintings hovering between Western abstract painting and East Asian ink calligraphy. In addition, there are also his paintings, drawings and materials that reveal little-known aspects of the well-known painter who belonged to the 1970s and ’80s movement of dansaekhwa, or Korean monochrome paintings. The exhibition includes a reproduction of Yun’s actual atelier, which include works by his teacher and his father-in-law, Kim Whanki (1913-1974), and by American minimalist Donald Judd. Yun and Judd respected and bought each other’s works, the museum said.

Admission is 4,000 won ($3.75). Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1 and walk for 10 minutes.

(02) 3701-9500, www.mmca.go.kr


Amorepacific Museum of Art, Yongsan District

To Dec. 23
: The people of Joseon (1392-1910) loved folding screens, and an array of them can be seen at the “Beyond Folding Screens” exhibit at the Amorepacific Museum of Art. The underground museum displays some 76 folding screens, including the famous “The Sun, Moon and Five Peaks,” which was used as an emblem of the royal authority during the dynasty and was always placed behind the king. There are large folding screens on display that measure up to nearly seven meters (23 feet) in length, such as a screen depicting Mount Kumgang at the entrance of the exhibit.

Admission is 12,000 won. Go to Sinyongsan Station, line No. 4, exit 1 or 2.

(02) 6040-2345, apma.amorepacific.com


Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Gyeonggi

Through Feb.3
: This exhibition, held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Nam June Paik Art Center, features works from 13 teams of artists, including a spectacular TV installation “Elephant Cart” by Nam June Paik, dubbed the father of video art, and works by another important artist, Joseph Beuys, who was a friend of Paik.

The exhibit also includes works by Rimini Protokoll, Ahn Kyuchul and other artists, all of which are based on Paik’s concept of “Commons.”

The artist wanted to create a common video market where information could be actively exchanged and distributed via free video communication.

Admission is free. The museum is closed on Mondays. Take bus No. 5000 or 5005 from Seoul and get off at the Singal five-way intersection in Yongin.

(031) 201-8571, www.njpartcenter.kr
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