If you fear basements, you will be extremely limited at the Seoul branch of the MMCA as most of it is built underground. However Gallery 1 is on the ground floor and right now they're showing a special exhibition of the donated works of Suh Se Ok. Suh Se Ok's works with ink and hanji. I love... Continue Reading →

Myopia – An Exhibit Review

Down the alleys of the quickly gentrifying neighborhood west of Gueongbokgung Palace are art museums and art spaces. One such is Sarubiadabang (사루비아다방), located in a cool subterranean location. The steps going down are steep. Halfway down we are greeted by a single wooden creature, gazing at us with a large solitary lense atop a... Continue Reading →

The Crazy Factory

February 11 – 24, 2015 Gallery i – Insadong, Seoul Be ready for the twisted, meandering imaginings that are the brainchildren of The Crazy Factory – a group of eleven Korean artists. With no unifying theme, each artist puts on display what they do best. The collective result is a vivacious delight for the eyes.... Continue Reading →

Shin Seonghwan – Ever-Changing

    After descending Discovery, you come across a study. A desk with a computer, a bookshelf, a chair, a potted tree and other various objects. It starts off uncomfortable though. The whole scene is painted white - no variation. This tabula rasa is the setting for Ever-Changing. Wait a little and soon the study... Continue Reading →

Bak Gijin – Discovery

  Entering the Low Technology exhibit at the Seoul Museum of Art brings you straight to a discovery. Or rather, it leads you to Discovery, an installation by Bak Gijin. (or Park Ki Jin - 박기진)   Discovery is a metal drum, around which is a make-shift platform one can walk up to. It's reminiscent... Continue Reading →

Africa Now: Political Patterns

What: Africa Now - Political Patterns Where: SeMA  (Seoul Museum of Art) 서울특별시 중구 덕수궁길 61 When: December 16th 2014 – February 15th 2015 Who: 20 African artists Cost: Free Why: Modern African artists exploring the diversity, politics, and cultural struggles of Africa and it's diaspora. Also, first major exhibit in Korea featuring African artists.

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