Must-See Art Guide: Seoul
This week’s guide features Hernan Bas, MADSAKI, Jonas Mekas, and more.
We’re getting to the soul of Seoul this week, bringing you an explosion of exhibitions in South Korea’s capitol—many of which are nearing close or fresh off opening night. Our guide is stacked with New York-based artists exhibiting abroad, and in the case of MADSAKI, the graffiti artist discovered by Takashi Murakami, it’s his first solo show. Galerie Perrotin displays the work of this ironic Japanese artist through the New Year, but before the ball drops there’s much you shouldn’t miss if you find yourself in the world’s ninth-most visited city.
See the newest work of allusive American painter Hernan Bas and rising-star Korean painter Young Do Jeong right before this joint show wraps up at PKM Gallery on November 25. If you share New York-based architecture firm Snarkitecture’s fondness for the marble games of childhood, then you’ll definitely want to check out their expansive, kinetic Loop installation at Gana Art Gallery coming to a close on November 19. For the cinephiles out there, we haven’t forgotten about you. We’d like to alert you to the 60-year career retrospective of avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. The exhibit presents Mekas’ video installations, photographs, and pages from his journals with a scope not previously enjoyed in Asia, illuminating his connections to Andy Warhol’s Factory, the Fluxus movement, and his impact on a generation of filmmakers.
Browse artnet’s full list of picks below.
Exhibition: “Bashful Instinct”
When:November 8–December 10, 2017
Where: Gallery SU, 42, Palpan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition: “MADSAKI: BADA BING, BADA BOOM”
When: November 15, 2017–January 13, 2018
Where: Galerie Perrotin, 1F 5 Palpan-Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition: “Hernan Bas & Young Do Jeong: Wild n Out”
When: October 27–November 25, 2017
Where: PKM Gallery, 40, Samcheong-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition: “Michael Joo”
When:November 1– November 30, 2017
Where: Kukje Gallery, 54 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition: “Japan Young Artist Exhibition 2017 in Seoul”
When: November 1, 2017–January 6, 2018
Where: uJung Gallery, 178 Bangbae-ro Seocho-Gu Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition: “LOOP_COS x Snarkitecture”
When:November 9– November 19, 2017
Where: Gana Art Gallery, 28, Pyeongchang 30-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition: “Dujin Kim”
When:November 2–December 16, 2017
Where: Leeahn Gallery, 9, Jahamun-ro, 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition: “High Strangeness”
When:October 27– November 30, 2017
Where: Gallery Baton, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition: “Gwangsoo Park: Crack”
When:October 18–November 18, 2017
Where: Doosan Art Center, 15, Jongno 33-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition: “Beyond Space” and “Beyond Time”
Where: Leeum Museum, 60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition: “Jonas Mekas: Again, Again It All Comes Back to Me in Brief Glimpses”
When:November 8, 2017–March 4, 2018
Where: The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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