MUSEUMS & GALLERIES 2014/11/16, Source, DREAM SOCIETY: X-BRID Seoul Museum, Jongno District To Sunday: The "Dream Society" exhibition, sponsored by Hyundai Motor and curated by Alternative Space Loop, presents a mixture of fine art, design and architecture. The show features 11 teams of artists, including Korean kinetic sculpturist Choe U-ram and Japanese fashion designer Yoshikazu Yamagata,...More
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES 2014/10/26, Source,
BEYOND AND BETWEEN Leeum, Yongsan District To Dec. 21: The nation's leading private museum has reorganized its collection to celebrate its 10th anniversary. For this show, the Leeum has displayed modern and contemporary art in Museum 1, which was once exclusively reserved for its traditional Korean art collection. For example, the collection juxtaposes Yee Sook-yung's plump black-glazed ceramic sculpture with a white porcelain moon jar from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910),...More
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES 2014/09/20, Source, KOREA ARTIST PRIZE 2014 MMCA Gwacheon, Gyeonggi To Nov. 9: "Korea Artist Prize" features the four candidates - Koo Donghee, Kim Shinil, Noh Suntag and Chang Jia - of the Korea Artist Prize, which is co-sponsored by the MMCA and the SBS Foundation. The museum announced that Noh was chosen as the prize winner last week. Noh presents photos of people taking photos amid street demonstrations, questioning photography's power and limitations as a tool to reflect and change society,...More
Month of biennales begins, but not without controversy 2014/08/30, Source,
Mexican photographer Alfredo De Stefano's "Red Mummy in the White Desert - Sahara" is part of the Daegu Photo Biennale
This September is being dubbed the month of biennales in Korea because four major art shows are starting. But the quality of the events in Seoul, Gwangju, Busan and Daegu will be scrutinized by art critics and the public more than ever. There is increasing concern that local governments have launched too many biennales competitively without careful consideration of quality, while two of the shows - in Gwangju and Busan - became mired in controversy during their preparation processes,...More
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