Ah, January! As we’re freezing our buns off in Korea, what better way to spend an afternoon than indoors in a (heated) art gallery? Here is a quick overview of ongoing art exhibitions in Seoul during the month of January 2020.
Achille Castiglioni and Brothers: Master of Italian Design
Achille Castiglioni’s works will be on view from Friday, January 17th, 2020 to Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at Hangaram Art Museum (2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul).
Moulin Rouge’s Little Giant: Toulouse-Lautrec
Featuring Parisian artist, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, this exhibition will showcase his works at the end of the 19th century at Hangaram Art Museum (2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul) from Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 to Sunday, May 3rd, 2020.
Portrait, Figure and People – Modern and Contemporary Figure Paintings of Korea
This collection of Korean contemporary figure paintings span from the 1910s through the 2000s. The exhibition will be on view at Gallery Hyundai (14 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-190 Korea) from December 18th, 2019 to March 1st, 2020.
Exhibition runs until February 23rd, 2020 at MMCA (30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03062).
Songui Kim: Lazy Clouds
Songui Kim’s exhibition runs until January 27th, 2020 at the MMCA (30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03062).
The Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition of MMCA Korea The Square: Art and Society 1900-2019
The Square exhibition runs until February 9th, 2020 at the MMCA (30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03062).
Architecture and Heritage: Unearthing Future
The Architecture and Heritage exhibition runs until April 5th, 2020 at various locations, including the MMCA (30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03062).
Outdoor Project Cody Choi
Outdoor Project Cody Choi: Venetian Rhapsody ― The Power of Bluff is an exhibition that is running until May 17, 2020 and located at the MMCA in Cheongju, South Korea (314, Sangdang-ro, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea 28501).
Museum of Colors
Museum of Colors exhibition ends on March 15, 2020 and is located at Seongsu-dong S-Factory (273-13 Seongsu 2(i)-ga 3(sam)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul).
An Art Nouveau dream, the Alphonse Mucha exhibition in Seoul runs until March 1st, 2020 and is located at My Art Museum (B1 Textile Center Building, 518 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea).
This Mucha exhibition was quite special for me as the last time I had seen the Czech artist’s work in person was when I was a fresh-faced and doe-eyed 19-year-old living in Nantes, the home of the famous biscuiterie, Lefèvre-Utile, and I had booked a trip to Prague and found my way to the Mucha Museum. Mucha often designed posters for Lefèvre-Utile, and so I thought it must have been fate.
To the Moon with Snoopy
This fun Snoopy exhibition ends on March 1st, 2020 and is located at LOTTE Museum of Art on the 7th Floor of the LOTTE World Tower (300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul).
The Muse exhibition ends February 16th, 2020 and is located at The Seouliteum (32-14 Seoulsup 2(i)-gil, Seongsu-dong 1(il)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul).