2019.6.19 Museums & GalleriesKUMHO YOUNG ARTIST: THE 69 TIMES OF SUNRISE
Kumho Museum of Art, Jongno District
Through June 30: To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Kumho Museum of Art has launched a massive three-month project to showcase works by the nearly 70 artists it has supported.
Since 2004, the museum, which is sponsored by the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, has selected emerging artists under the age of 35 each year and sponsored their solo shows as part of its “Kumho Young Artist” program. Now the museum is holding group shows to look back on its history and the history of contemporary Korean art.
Through June, the museum will display works by the 66 artists divided in three parts in turn, excluding three artists who aren’t currently active.
Admission is 4,000 won ($3). Get off at Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1 and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 720-5114, www.kumhomuseum.com
313 Art Project, Seongbuk District
Through July 20: The solo show of Kiwon Park consists of his new installation works and paintings, all of which intend to lead the viewers to “have a conversation with the space” from a new perspective and with a new sense, according to the gallery.
Visitors to the gallery will encounter Park’s “Disappear Entrance,” a translucent aquamarine color screen made of fiber reinforced plastic, which partly hides the entrance to the galley. Then the visitors will be led to take off their shoes and to walk on his “Pyramid Ground,” which are black foam sheets spread on the gallery floor.
On the second floor is a small room filled with red light. Inside the room is a red vinyl curtain swaying in the red light.
“I prefer materials of smaller volume like vinyl because they smoothly permeate into spaces,” Park told the press.
“I intend to make the empty spaces a little differently, while still emphasizing the emptiness of the spaces,” he continued. “The emptiness is the atmosphere of my life … or the shape of life that we cannot escape from.”
Admission is free. The gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday. Go to Hansung University Station, line No. 4 , exit 6 and take bus 1111 or 2112 to get off at Seoul Dawon School stop.
(02) 3446-3137, www.313artproject.com
NA NA LAND: IT’S MY WORLD
Savina Museum of Contemporary Art
Through July 7: At “Na Na Land: It’s My World,” how you look at yourself is more important than what others think.
The exhibition displays 64 paintings, installations and videos by 21 artists that promote self-confidence and body positivity, as well as the acceptance of others and their differences. Na means I in Korean.
Visitors are guaranteed a fun time at “Na Na Land,” with its interactive installations. Tongjjwa’s “Name Show” (2019) offers visitors the chance to create a new name for themselves, while at Koh Jae-wook’s “DIE For” (2016, 2019), visitors can sing their hearts out in a small karaoke room covered with mirrors inside.
An English teacher from the Goyang Foreign Language High School will provide guided English tours for those interested on May 25 and June 29 at 3 p.m.
Admission is 8,000 won. The museum is closed on Mondays. Take bus No. 571 at Yeonsinnae Station and get off at Sindo Elementary School Station.
(02) 736-4371, www.savinamuseum.com
MMCA Seoul, Jongno District
Through July 28: This exhibition focuses on data, “which is the most familiar form of digital information and which seems to be neutral but is in fact not neutral,” according to the MMCA. Ten teams of artists have been chosen to highlight their different approaches to data in this show.
For example, Forensic Architecture, a team of artists, scientists, journalists and others based at Goldsmiths, University of London, present video pieces, which are part of the team’s ongoing project that traces and reconstructs the history of violence on a Palestinian Bedouin village with all kinds of data and information it has collected.
Admission is 4,000 won for adults. Go to Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1 and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 3701-9500, www.mmca.go.kr
Daelim Museum, Jongno District
Through Nov. 17: For this exhibition, Daelim Museum transformed its gallery space into a luxurious fun house that presents the colorful world of Hayon’s imagination.
The exhibition is divided into seven thematic zones that highlight the different creative interests of the Spanish artist, known for his works with crystals and ceramics.
One room is dedicated to displaying Hayon’s fine crystal vases, while another hosts human-sized, hand-painted chess pieces from “The Tournament” (2009), an installation Hayon previously displayed at Trafalgar Square in London. The artists’ paintings, furniture pieces and other crafts are also on display.
The vibrant colors and quirky animal motifs featured across Hayon’s works will make this exhibition fun for children as well.
The “Daelim Museum” mobile app offers guided tours of the exhibition in English and Korean.
The entry fee for adults is 10,000 won and 3,000 won for students. The museum is closed on Mondays. Go to Gyeongbokgung Station, Line No. 3, exit 3 and walk for three minutes.
(02) 720-0667, daelimmuseum.org