If you’re looking for something to do to enrich the soul in Seoul (hurr, hurr), take a look at this list of art exhibitions that are open in March 2021. I absolutely loved the Yue Minjun exhibition at Hangaram Art Museum, so definitely check that out if you get the chance! And with March weather comes cold and rainy days which means it’s the perfect time to go to the warm snuggle of an art museum. There are a few exhibitions that I’ve added to this list for the month of March like the interactive media exhibition, 2021 Delight, in Insadong, Seoul.
Don’t forget to check the museum or exhibition website in case you need to make an appointment due to COVID-19 restrictions. Fortunately, the restrictions have been a bit relaxed, and I haven’t had any trouble just walking in and buying tickets on-site. As usual, you will have to scan your QR code (via Naver) or write your contact information on a paper log when entering.
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You can view the Philip Colbert exhibition at the Sejong Arts Center (175 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea) between March 13th, 2021 to May 2nd, 2021.
Lee Bul: Beginning
Lee Bul is a contemporary sculpture and installation artist that made her splash in the late 80s. Lee Bul––Beginning focuses on her works from the late 80s to early 90s and can be viewed at Seoul Museum of Art (61, Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul) from March 2nd, 2021 to May 16th, 2020.
Moomin: 75th Anniversary Special Original Painting Exhibition
In Boston, I had a few Finnish friends that showed me the delightful hippopotamus-looking Moomin characters! Moomins are the main characters of a series of beloved books and comic strips created by Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson.
The Moomin exhibition will be on view at Ground Seesaw (B1, Bldg. A, 49, Achasan-ro 17-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul) in the eastern Seoul neighborhood of Seongsu from November 13th, 2020 to November 14th, 2021. You can book ahead of time on Naver.
APMA, Chapter Three
A collection of contemporary art will be on view at AmorePacific Museum of Art (100 Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul) for its third installation. Reservations are required and can be made online at apma.amorepacific.com.
2021 Delight Seoul
If you’re looking for an immersive experience like TeamLab Borderless Tokyo within South Korea, check out this art exhibition in the Insadong area of Seoul. It’s definitely an “Instagram-able” experience, so don’t forget to bring your smartphone and/or camera!
You can become a part of this digital media exhibition, Delight Seoul, between December 18th, 2020 to June 30th, 2021 at the Insa Central Museum (B1, Anyoung Insadong – 49, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul). Tickets can be bought in advance on ticketlink.co.kr.
On a side note, if you do want to see TeamLab Borderless in Seoul, there’s a TeamLab: Life exhibition currently running at Dongdaemun Plaza until the end of April. Keep scrolling for more information.
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 brand-spanking-new The Hyundai Seoul, in Yeuido (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).
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.