This winter has been a real doozy. I often wake up and think, “Covid? We’re still doing this?” I’ve taken a brief hiatus from updating my monthly roundups of art exhibitions to visit in Seoul due to the holidays, the tense rise of COVID-19 cases, and the increasing restrictions in Korea. But now it’s time to continue the tradition for your and my own benefit and take a peek at what the art scene in Seoul has to offer recently.
Some of the museums like the National Museum of Korea must be reserved in advance online for staggered entry as only a certain amount of people are permitted to enter per half hour. Please check the gallery or museum’s website for COVID-19-related instructions!
Emi Kuraya’s solo show, Windows and Scales, will be on view at Perrotin Seoul (1F 5 Palpan-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul) between January 20th, 2021 to February 26th, 2021.
Andy Warhol: Beginning
After making its way through Italy, this Andy Warhol exhibition will arrive in Korea and will be open to the public between February 26th, 2021 to June 27th, 2021. You can buy early bird tickets at tmon.co.kr. The exhibition will be held at The Hyundai Seoul, 6th floor (10B, Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul).
Yue Minjun, A-Maze-Ing Laughter of Our Times!
This is the first large-scale exhibition in Korea by Yue Minjun, a leading Chinese contemporary artist. His works will be on view at Hangaram Art Museum (2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea) from November 20th, 2020 to March 28th, 2021.
Rose Wylie: Hullo hullo, following-on
It seems like Korea can’t get enough of these Rose Wylie exhibitions! This latest one will be on view from December 4th, 2020 to March 28th, 2021 at Hangaram Museum of Art (2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea).
Lee Seung Taek’s Non-Art: The Inversive Act
Contemporary Korean artist, Lee Seung Taek, will be displaying his works from November 25th, 2020 to March 28th, 2021 at the National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art in Korea, MMCA (30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03062).
2020 Title Match: Yang Ah Ham vs. Dongjin Seo
Works by artists, Yang Ah Ham and Dongjin Seo, can be viewed from October 20th, 2020 to February 14th, 2021 at Buk-Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA, 1238 Dongil-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul, South Korea).
Henri Matisse: Jazz and Theater
You can see this Henri Matisse art exhibition from October 31st, 2020 to March 3rd, 2021 at MyArtMuseum (B1 Textile Center Building, 518 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul [994-31, Daechi-dong]).
If you’ve ever been to any TeamLab exhibition around the world or in Tokyo, you’ll know how delightful this immersive experience is. Take your selfies to the next level at this interactive exhibition at Dongdaemun Plaza (DDP Dongdaemun Design Plaza Museum B2F Design Exhibition Hall [M1 Gate], 281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04566) from September 25th, 2020 to April 4th, 2021.
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: Royalty, Heroism, and the Streets
You can see this Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition at Lotte Museum of Art at the Lotte World Tower (7th Floor, 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul) from October 8th, 2020 to February 7th, 2021.
MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2020: Haegue Yang―O₂ & H₂O