As Covid-19 takes a downturn in Seoul, Korea, museums have finally begun to reopen. Please take precautions when entering art museums in Seoul, Korea. Wear a mask (as they are often required) and bring hand sanitizer with you! We know well that it can change at any moment, so it’s important to stay safe and careful. With that said, here is a roundup of different art exhibitions in Seoul on view for the month of May 2020! Have fun and enjoy!
Update (5/29/2020): Museums and art galleries in Seoul will be closed for two weeks until June 14th due to the rise in COVID-19 infections. Read more at Artnet.com.
A large scale group art exhibition in Seoul — filled with sound and multi-sensory experiences — shown at D Museum (5-6, Dokseodang-ro 29-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul) from Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 to Sunday, December 27th, 2020.
Lionel Estève: Papier de Provence
The Lionel Estève art exhibition is on view from May 26th, 2020 to June 14th, 2020 at Gana Art Nineone (103 Gana Art, Gourmet 494 Hannam, 91, Hannam-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul).
Rinus Van de Velde: On Another Plane of Existence
You can see Belgian visual artist, Rinus Van de Velde’s, works from May 27th, 2020 to June 27th, 2020 at Gallery Baton (116 Dokseodang-ro, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul).
This street art exhibition by JunkHouse (Korea) and Storm (Denmark) will be on view from April 10th, 2020 to May 24th, 2020 at Everyday Moonday (14, Songpa-daero 48gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea).
Leandro Erlich: Both Sides Now
This solo art exhibition by Argentinian artist, Leandro Erlich, will be on view from December 17th, 2019 through Sunday, June 21st, 2020 at Buk-Seoul Museum of Art (1238, Dongil-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Korea).
Claire Tabouret: Siblings
This solo art exhibition will be shown at Perrotin Seoul (1F 5 Palpan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul) from Thursday, May 7th, 2020 to Friday, July 10th, 2020.
To the Moon with Snoopy
This fun Snoopy art exhibition has been extended to Sunday, June 21st, 2020 and is located at LOTTE Museum of Art on the 7th Floor of the LOTTE World Tower (300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul).
This fun, surrealist René Magritte art exhibition lasts from Friday, April 10th, 2020 to Sunday, September 13th, 2020 at Insa Central Museum (49, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul).
Big Eyes: Margaret Keane Retrospective
Made famous by the film, Big Eyes, Margaret Keane was a feminist artist who was overshadowed by her husband for many years and known for her paintings of long-faced female figures with exaggerated eyes. See her works at My Art Museum (B1, Textile Center Building, 518 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul) from Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 to Sunday, September 27th, 2020.
2020 The 8th Seoul Modern Art Festa
SMAF 2020 is a free art exhibition that showcases various Korean contemporary art trends at Hangaram Art Museum at Seoul Arts Center (2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul) from Friday, May 8th, 2020 to Saturday, May 16th, 2020.
FOR YOU: Jenny Holzer
These large-scale art installations by American Artist, Jenny Holzer, will be on view from November 23rd, 2019 to Sunday, July 5, 2020 at MMCA Seoul (30 Samcheong-ro, Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul).
현대 HYUNDAI 50
Part one of this group art exhibition will be held at Gallery Hyundai (14 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul) from Friday, April 17th, 2020 to Sunday, May 31st, 2020.
It includes big names in the Korean art scene like: Chun Kyungja, Chung Sang-Hwa, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Kim Whanki, Lee Jung Seob, Lee Ufan, Nam June Paik, Park Seo-Bo, Park Soo-keun, Rhee Seundja, and To SangBong.
Truths that would be maddening without love
A solo art exhibition by Tobias Rehberger at Gallery Baton (116 Dokseodang-ro, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul) from March 18th, 2020 to May 13th, 2020.
Wolves, Sunsets and the Self
British artist, Billy Childish’s, paintings are on view from Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 to Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at Lehmann Maupin in Seoul.
No Space, Just A Place. Eterotopia
This Gucci-hosted art exhibition — in collaboration with writer and curator, Myriam Ben Salah — will be held at Daelim Museum (21, Jahamun-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul) from Friday, April 17th, 2020 to Sunday, July 12th, 2020.
Design Art Fair 2020
The Design Art Fair 2020 can be found at Hangaram Art Museum at Seoul Arts Center (2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul) from Friday, May 29th, 2020 to Saturday, June 20th, 2020. Participating artists can be found here.
Collecting for All
“Collecting for All” presents 131 works from the museum’s collection from Thursday, April 16th, 2020 to Sunday, May 31st, 2020 at Seoul Museum of Art (61, Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul).
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, May 10th, 2020 at the National Museum of Korea (37 Seobinggo-ro, Seobinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul).
Lee Joo Won: Be Kind Rewind
Lee Joo Won’s solo art 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).
Mari Kim: Masterpiece-Immortal Beloved
You can see Mari Kim’s artwork at Gana Art Center (28, Pyeongchang 30-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03004, Korea) from Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 to Sunday, May 31st, 2020.
Monet to Cezanne: Jerusalem Israel Museum Impressionist Masterpiece
This 19th-century Impressionist art exhibition — brought to the Seoul Arts Center by the Jerusalem Israel Museum — will last from Friday, January 17th, 2020 to Wednesday, May 13th, 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.
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 Saturday, May 16th, 2020.
AU MAGASIN DE NOUVEAUTES
This solo exhibition from the winner of the 18th Hermès Foundation Missulsang, Sojung Jun, is on view at Atelier Hermès (7, Dosan-Daero 45-Gil, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, 06021, Korea) from Friday, May 8th, 2020 to Sunday, July 5th, 2020.
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).
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