What’s Happening at Art Museums in Seoul this July 2020
It’s crazy hot and humid here in Seoul, Korea, so what better way to spend a muggy afternoon than perusing the (air-conditioned) halls of the top art galleries and art museums in Seoul? Here are the latest art shows and art exhibitions in Seoul, South Korea during the month of July 2020.
As always during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, don’t forget to bring your face mask! Many art museums and galleries in Seoul will deny entry if you don’t wear one.
This small exhibition includes 10 works each by Richard Prince (collage) and Picasso (ceramics), and it will be held from June 26th, 2020 to July 31st, 2020 at The Page Gallery (G205 Galleria Foret, 32-14 Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul).
GOODS FOR YOU
The D Project Space (126, D TOWER, 17, Jong-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul) will be hosting young Korean artists from July 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020 where you can also shop for merchandise.
Shiota Chiharu: Between Us
You can see Shiota Chiharu’s works at Gana Art Nineone (#103 Gana Art, Gourmet 494 Hannam, 91, Hannam-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04401) from July 16th, 2020 to August 2nd, 2020, and at Gana Art Center (28, Pyeongchang 30-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03004) from July 16th, 2020 to August 23rd, 2020.
OSGEMEOS: You Are My Guest
Brazilian street artists, Osgemeos, are showing their first solo art exhibition in South Korea at Storage by Hyundai Car (248, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul) from July 15th, 2020 to October 11th, 2020.
Using light as their primary medium, this art exhibition presents recent works by key figures of the Light and Space movement. To see the Bending Light exhibition, visit Pace Gallery (262 Itaewon-ro, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul) from June 5th, 2020 to August 14th, 2020.
Ok Seungcheol: JPEG Supply
This Ok Seungcheol exhibition will be on view at Gallery Kiche (35, Bangbae-ro 42-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul) from June 18th, 2020 to July 25th, 2020.
This solo exhibition of Wook-kyung Choi will be available at Kukje Gallery (54 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu Seoul) from June 18th, 2020 to July 31st, 2020.
Artist, Lee Sejun, will be displaying his works at KSD Gallery (1st Floor, Korea Securities Depository, 23 Yeouinaru-ro 4-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07330) from July 1st, 2020 to August 12th, 2020.
Blue Bird: In Search of Happiness
The Blue Bird Art Exhibition was inspired by the story, ‘Blue Bird’ (L’Oiseau bleu), written by Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck in 1908. Participating artists include: Kim Kyung-hwa, Kim Won-jin, Lam, Echo, Shin Nara, Su-ji Ji. You can see this exhibition at Ttukseom Art Museum (33 Achasan-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul).
These fun, bubbly illustrations from Korean artist, Dali (Instagram), will be available from June 10th, 2020 to July 25th, 2020 at Likethiz Art Gallery (16th Floor, 116 Seosomun-ro, Seosomun-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul).
You can see this kid-friendly Pinocchio art exhibition from June 26th, 2020 to October 4th, 2020 at the popular art museum in Seoul, Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Art Museum (2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul).
For fans of the classic tale of Cinderella, you can see how the fairy tale is brought into the 21st century at a contemporary art museum in Seoul, KMCA (807 Seolleung-ro, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul), from May 5th, 2020 to August 30th, 2020.
Meditation Mindfulness is an art exhibition in Seoul with the purpose of inducing mindful meditation within ourselves. The art show will be held from April 24th, 2020 to September 27th, 2020 at the art gallery, Piknik (30, Toegye-ro 6ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul).
This art exhibition in Seoul features two artists, Cho Ji-hyun and Nam Ji-eun, from July 3rd, 2020 to July 30th, 2020 at a local art gallery, Gallery Gabi (37, Hangang-daero 52-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul).
On the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, Unflattening is the working title for a new art exhibition in Seoul that depicts various stories from the war. The art show will be held at the contemporary art museum, MMCA (30 Samcheong-ro, Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul), from June 25th, 2020 to September 20th, 2020.
The Pulitzer Prize Photographs
You can see the Pulitzer Prize Photographs on view from July 7th, 2020 to October 18th, 2020 at Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Design Museum (2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul).
Toulouse-Lautrec: A Little Giant of Moulin Rouge
Due to the difficulties of coronavirus, the collection did not return to Greece and remains in Seoul for an encore exhibition after the original Toulouse-Lautrec art exhibition ended earlier this year at Seoul Arts Center (Hangaram Art Museum.)
Featuring Parisian artist, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, this French art exhibition will showcase his works at the end of the 19th century at Seoul Arts Center’s Hangaram Art Museum (2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul) from Saturday, June 6th, 2020 to Sunday, September 13th, 2020.
Finding Folklore in Gisan’s Genre Paintings
This special folklore exhibition will be held from May 20th, 2020 to October 5th, 2020 at the historical art museum, National Folk Museum of Korea (37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045).
현대 HYUNDAI 50 PART II
Part two of this group art exhibition will be held at the local art gallery, Gallery Hyundai (14 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul), from Friday, June 12th, 2020 to Sunday, July 19th, 2020. Due to coronavirus safety restrictions, reservations should be made online. Walk-in access may be allowed according to availability.
Participating artists include: Ai Weiwei, Choe U-Ram, François Morellet, Fred Sandback, Ik-Joong Kang, Iván Navarro, Jesús Rafael Soto, Kim Sung Yoon, Kwak Duck-Jun, Lee Kang-So, Lee Kun-Yong, Michael Craig-Martin, Minjung Kim, Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho, Myoung Ho Lee, On Kawara, Park Minjoon, Robert Indiana, Ryan Gander, Sarah Morris, Seulgi Lee, Seung-taek Lee, The Estate of Park Hyunki, Thomas Struth, Tomás Saraceno, Yoo Geun-Taek, Yun-Hee Toh, and Zeng Fanzhi.
The Na Kim art exhibition, inspired by the movie “Inside Out” (2015), will be on view at Buk-Seoul Museum of Art (1238 Dongil-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul 01783) from March 26th, 2020 to September 13th, 2020.
Next of Kin
Group art exhibition, Next of Kin, includes works by Gina Beavers, Diedrick Brackens, Jessie Homer French, Chase Hall, Cindy Ji Hye Kim, and Calida Rawles. On view from May 30th, 2020 to July 4th, 2020 at art gallery, VSF Seoul (Dokseodang-ro 79, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04419).
2020 Asia Project: Looking for Another Family
The 2020 Asia Project: Looking for Another Family group art exhibition will be held from May 22, 2020 to August 23, 2020 at the modern art museum, MMCA Seoul (30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03062). It includes works by Kang Seung Lee, Eisa Jocson, 98B COLLABoratory+HUB Make Lab+KANTINA, Yee I-Lann, Dew Kim, Isaac Chong Wai, Jong YuGyong, Wang Tuo, Atsushi Watanabe, Jatiwangi Art Factory+Budnamugage, Feminist Designer Social Club(FDSC), Tandia Permadi, South Ho Siu Nam, Ni Hao, and RESBAK.
Eva Armisén Vida
This Eva Armisén art exhibition will be held at art museum, Sejong Art Center (175, Sejongdae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul), from June 27th, 2020 to September 20th, 2020.
Jang Koal: My Cup of Tea
This solo art exhibition by Jang Koal will be on view at Everyday Mooonday Art Gallery (14, Songpa-daero 48gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea) from June 5th, 2020 to August 2nd, 2020.
A large scale group art exhibition in Seoul — filled with sound and multi-sensory experiences — shown at one of the hippest art museums in Seoul, D Museum (5-6, Dokseodang-ro 29-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul), from Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 to Sunday, December 27th, 2020.
Claire Tabouret: Siblings
This solo art exhibition will be shown at art gallery, Perrotin Seoul (1F 5 Palpan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul), from Thursday, May 7th, 2020 to Friday, July 10th, 2020.
This fun, surrealist René Magritte art exhibition lasts from Friday, April 10th, 2020 to Sunday, September 13th, 2020 at Insa Central Art 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.
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).
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.
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.
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