Past, present and future are on show at SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation
An exhibition highlighting the past, present and future of the SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, is currently on view.
Titled “Past. Present. Future.,” the exhibition presents pieces from the foundation’s art collection. A total of 17 active artists’ works are on display, ranging from colorful folding screens, single-channel videos to cartoon wall paintings and ceramic pottery pieces.
The SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation’s museum building was redesigned last September by Swiss architect duo Herzog & de Meuron. The second basement floor has a ceiling that is open to the floor aboveground and is a dark space fit for videos and other media to be projected onto the walls.
It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact theme of the exhibition; rather it continuously changes throughout the different floors and rooms of the museum. In one room are ceramic sculptures of typical no-parking bollards seen on the streets in Korea and concrete blocks made by artist Kim Jun Myeong. Another floor has the paintings of Lee Jinju, which depict landscapes that include abnormal scenes.
“Past. Present. Future.” ends May 14. The SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation opens Mondays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition is free to all.
BY SHIN MIN-HEE [email@example.com]