Ah, February! The weather in Seoul is still as chilly as ever which is a great time to take advantage of the ongoing art exhibitions in Seoul, Korea. Here is a quick overview of ongoing art exhibitions in Seoul during the month of February 2020 for your winter art fix.
This Maurits Cornelis Escher exhibition will run from Friday, January 10th, 2020 to Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at Seoul Wave Art Center (149-2 Jamwon-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea). The exhibition combines Escher’s graphic design, print edition, and archive footage, along with VR creations and specially designed large installations and objects.
Erwin Wurm: Hello Seoul!
You’ll be able to see selected works by Erwin Wurm at Lehmann Maupin (74-18, Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul) from Thursday, February 20th, 2020 to Saturday, April 11th, 2020.
Compulsion to Repeat
This group exhibition features nine different artists and will be on view from November 27th, 2020 to March 8th, 2020 at Seoul Museum of Art (61, Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea 04515).
Dreaming Pillow Pads
This art exhibition will be on view from December 12th, 2020 to June 30th, 2020 at Coreana Cosmetics Museum (827 Eonju-ro, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul).
Man, Matter, Metamorphosis – 10,000 Years of Design
This art exhibition — in collaboration with the National Museum of Finland — will showcase 140 Finnish cultural heritages and 20 Korean artifacts in various categories including archeology, folklore, modern industrial design, photography, and video. The collection will be on view from Saturday, December 21, 2019 to Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at the National Museum of Korea (37 Seobinggo-ro, Seobinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul).
Even a Rat Has Its Day
Celebrate the Lunar New Year in 2020 and the year of the rat — a symbol of fertility and abundance! — with this rat-themed art exhibition at the National Folk Museum of Korea (37 Samcheong-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul). On view from Tuesday, December 24, 2019 to Sunday, March 1st, 2020.
Summon: Forgotten Gods
SangJun Roh’s “Summon: Forgotten Gods” will be on view from February 5th, 2020 to February 23rd, 2020 at Gana Art Center Hannam (Sounds Hannam #13, 35 Daesagwan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04401, Korea).
Rose Wylie: Clothes I Wore
Rose Wylie’s art exhibition will be on view from January 17th, 2020 to February 18th, 2020 at Choi & Lager Gallery (42 Palpan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 03054).
Koo Chae Yeon: As Dreamed
This solo art exhibition will be on view from January 31st, 2020 to February 12th, 2020 at Gallery Coop (68 Seochojungang-ro, Seocho-dong, Seoul, Korea).
Lee Joo Won: Be Kind Rewind
Lee Joo Won’s solo exhibition will be on view from Friday, January 31, 2020 to Saturday, May 9, 2020 at B39 (Bucheon Art Bunker B39, 53, Samjak-ro, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea).
Min Jun-Hwa: Solo Exhibition
You can see Jun-hwa’s art exhibition up until February 16, 2020 at Gallery Factory (15 Jahamun-ro, 10-gil. Jongno-gu, Seoul).
The Illustrators Annual 2019
This art exhibition featuring different illustrators around the world will last from Thursday, February 6th, 2020 to Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 and will be on view at Hangaram Art Museum, located at the left-wing of the Seoul Arts Center, at 2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul.
Monet to Cezanne: Jerusalem Israel Museum Impressionist Masterpiece
This 19th-century Impressionist exhibition — brought to the Seoul Arts Center by the Jerusalem Israel Museum — will last from Friday, January 17th, 2020 to Sunday, April 19th, 2020. Visit this exhibition at Hangaram Art Museum, located at the left-wing of the Seoul Arts Center, at 2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul.
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 French art 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.
Calder on Paper by the artist, Alexander Calder, will be on show from December 13, 2019 to April 12, 2020 at K Contemporary Museum of Art (807, Seolleungno, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea, 06019).
Park Chan Kyong: Gathering
The Korean art exhibition runs until February 23rd, 2020 at 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 art 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).
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