Current Art Exhibitions around Seoul during December 2019

CRAIG & KARL: tomorrow and all the time

Selected works from Craig & Karl, Craig Redman and Karl Maier, will be on display at Everyday Mooonday Gallery (14, Songpa-daero 48-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea) from November 1st, 2019 to December 29th, 2019.

Kiss: Love Moments

Kiss: Love Moments, dedicated to the world’s greatest kisses, will be running from June 22, 2019 to December 29, 2019 at K Museum of Contemporary Art (807, Seolleungno, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea, 06019).


Penetrale by Hyungkoo Lee will be running from October 16th, 2019 to November 30th, 2019 at P21 Gallery (74 Heonamu-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04346).

Iridescent Fog

Iridescent Fog by Heewon Oh can be viewed from October 17th, 2019 to November 30th, 2019 at Gallery One Four (Orocubo Bldg. B1-6, 6, Itaewon-ro 55na-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04348).

Particle Theory

Particle Theory by Analia Saban will be available from October 17th, 2019 to December 28th, 2019 at Arario Gallery (84 Bukchon-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03053).

We Used to Be Fish

Gahee Park’s We Used to be Fish will be running from October 31st, 2019 to December 28th, 2019 at the Perrotin Gallery (1F 5 Palpan-Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul).

In an era where technology has enabled vast new networks of connection, these means of communication are—more-often-thannot—unreliant on physical presence and touch. Our own time could easily be described as a paradoxical heightening of connection and isolation in equal measure. In this exhibition, Park’s work is notable for her celebration of a slower and more personal sense of bonding. Comprised of paintings and drawings depicting intimacy within domestic scenes, Park’s sensual visions are profoundly personal ones.

Perrotin Gallery
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Currently on view at Perrotin Seoul, GaHee Park's painted scenes are set apart by a combination of fantasy and normalcy. 🐈 Born and raised in Korea, Park’s early life was influenced by her strict and religious upbringing as well as the socially restrictive and conformist atmosphere of Korea at the time—factors she actively attributes to her interest in exploring intimate realms not affected by a sense of indoctrinated shame and guilt. Within her paintings, modest pleasures come to the fore—disrobed couples lounge freely within the confines of their living quarters, caught mid embrace and fulfilling multiple desires at once. There exists a feeling of the quotidian—casual dinners, errant cats, and disorganized surfaces— where her idealized eroticism unfolds. — 현재 페로탕 서울에서는 박가희 작가의 작업에서 판타지와 평범함이 결합된 작업을 볼 수 있다. 🐠 한국에서 출생하고 유년시절을 보낸 박가희는 어린 시절 종교적이고 엄격한 가정교육과 순응적인것들을 강요하는 사회에서 자랐다.이러한 작가의 유년기적 경험의 영향은 종교로부터 강요받던 죄책감과 수치심으로부터 벗어나 지극히 사적인 영역을 탐구한다는 점에서 직접적인 연관성을 가진다. 작가의 작업에서는 개인의 일상의 소박한 즐거움을 엿볼 수 있는데 나체의 연인들이 그들의 사적인 공간에서 자유롭고 느긋하게 누워있거나 서로를 껴안고 있는 모습으로 등장하며 여러 가지의 욕망들이 동시다발적으로 출현하는 장면들을 포착한다. 일상 속에서 저녁 식사를 하는 모습, 딴짓하는 고양이의 모습들 그리고 캔버스에 묘사된 정돈되지 않은 장면들을 통하여 드러나는 일상에서의 공존하는 은밀한 감정은 작가만의 이상적인 에로티시즘을 보여주고 있다. — Gahee Park: 'We Used To Be Fish' 📍 Perrotin Seoul 📆 On view through December 28, 2019 — #GaheePark #WeUsedToBeFish #PerrotinSeoul #Perrotin — GaHee Park, We Used to Be Fish, 2019. Oil on canvas. 152.4 x 172.7 cm | 60 x 68 inch. Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin.

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Jaime Hayon: Serious Fun

A fun, whimsical art exhibition by Jaime Hayon held at Daelim Museum (21, Jahamun-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul). Available until December 29, 2019.

In Jaime Hayon’s world, the objects have souls and forevermore speak to us through their own visual language. Through them, we are reminded of imaginary friends from childhood who once kept our side and spoke to our inner soul. Growing up and being submerged in reality perhaps we have forgotten our soul mates and inevitably neglected their stories. 《Jaime Hayon: Serious Fun》 recalls our imaginary friend, who has long waited to be remembered, and rekindles fantasy in our daily lives in bringing happiness and joy.

Daelim Museum

Brick Campus, Make the World

A LEGO lover’s dream, this exhibition of “brick art” is divided into three parts: King’s Cross Station and Hogwarts, Dive, and Excalibur. Ends on December 31st, 2019 and located at Brick Campus at The Seouliteum (32-14 Seoulsup 2(i)-gil, Seongsu-dong 1(il)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul).


L’atelier, a digital exhibition celebrating 19th century artists in an immersive space ends on November 30th, 2019 and is located at Hyundai City Outlet Dongdaemun (20 Jangchungdan-ro 13-gil, Gwanghui-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul — 11th Floor).

What’s Your Color

This interactive art exhibition, What’s Your Color?, ends on December 31st, 2019 and is located at ILab, formerly Idea Factory (Second Floor of the Idea Factory, Mirim Tower Annex, 825-22, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul).


The Minions art exhibition ends on December 31st, 2019 and is located at Insa Central Museum (49, Gwanhun-dong, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul).

Barbara Kruger: Forever

The Barbara Kruger exhibition ends December 29th, 2019 and is located at Amorepacific Museum (100, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea).


The Furniture exhibition ends December 8th, 2019 and is located at the Arario Museum (83 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul).

Beautiful. Strange. Dirty.

Beautiful. Strange. Dirty. by Sungsic Moon is available at Kukje Gallery (54 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03053) from November 28th, 2019 to December 31st, 2019.

[Beautiful. Strange. Dirty.] highlights the artist’s delicate balance of line and color, as well as his signature use of traditional Korean painting genres, especially landscapes and still life. Celebrated for his unique style and the way he incorporates Eastern and Western drawing traditions, the new works explore Moon’s interest in the subject of “attraction” and how it defines the relationship between autonomous subjects. This approach to drawing captures this synergy by focusing on themes including people, insects, and plants, using a range of mediums such as gouache, oil paint, gesso, and pencil.

Kukje Gallery

Seoul Illustration Fair Vol. 8

This Illustration Fair will be running from Thursday, December 19th, 2019 to Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at COEX Hall C (513 Yeongdong-daero, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul). This year’s theme is ‘Love Yourself’. With more than 1000 artists, the illustration fair will showcase contemporary illustrators, graphic designers, and typographers from around Korea where you will be able to take home artwork and meet the artists themselves! Also a great opportunity to purchase last-minute gifts for art lovers!

Tomás Saraceno

Tomás Saraceno’s exhibition will be on view from October 30th, 2019 to December 8th, 2019 at Gallery Hyundai (14 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-190 Korea).

Tomás Saraceno(b.1973)’s practice is elevated by the concepts linking art, life science and social sciences. Enmeshed at the junction of these worlds, his floating sculptures, community projects and interactive installations propose and explore new, sustainable ways of inhabiting and sensing the environment. The artist, concerned with climate change and other environmental issues, unfolds his own vision of the attainable utopia, where humans, nonhumans and other organisms can co-inhabit on the Earth. This first solo exhibition presented at Gallery Hyundai offers the viewers practical and multi-layered perspectives in approaching Saraceno’s poetic yet radical art world.

Gallery Hyundai

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