Must-See Art Guide: Seoul
This week's guide features Xu Zhen, Jacob Kassay, Joris Laarman, and more.
Let’s take a visit to Seoul this week. Summer’s around the corner, so we’re in that transitory period where there are a number of gallery shows either coming up or going down over the next month. Let’s take note of what’s out there and what warrants your attention.
There’s an interesting installation on view at Perrotin, featuring the conceptual and eponymous brand of Chinese artist Xu Zhen. In a wide range of media and aesthetics, the show “XU ZHEN®” presents a tongue-in-cheek examination of globalist consumerism. Then, American artist Jacob Kassay currently has a solo show up at Leeahn Gallery, featuring a new take on his fascination with the painting object. In this series, the white-painted canvases billow and bend beyond the traditional rectangular format, neatly framed in oak and often hung in pairs. Not to be missed is Pace Gallery’s recently opened summer show, which has a nice lineup of art world heavyhitters like Kiki Smith, Louise Nevelson, and, a personal favorite, Thomas Nozkowski, whose modest abstract paintings never fail to surprise and delight me.
From shows closing soon to those you can look forward to opening in the coming weeks, find artnet’s full list of picks below.
Exhibition: “Summer Group Show”
When: June 5–August 11, 2018
Where: Pace Gallery, Itaewon-ro 262 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition: “Koo Hyunmo: Crevice of Wind”
When: June 20–July 30, 2018
Where: PKM Gallery, 40 Samcheong-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition: “Summer Love: SongEun ArtCube Group Exhibition”
When: June 22–August 11, 2018
Where: SongEun ArtSpace, 6 Apgujeong-ro 75-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition: “Marcin Maciejowski: Rephrase it Positively”
When: June 22–August 3, 2018
Where: Gallery Baton, 65 Apgujeong-ro 29-girl, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition: “XU ZHEN®”
When: May 10–July 8, 2018
Where: Perrotin, 1F 5 Palpan-Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition: “Jacob Kassay”
When: May 10–June 26, 2018
Where: Leeahn Gallery, 9, Jahamun-ro, 12-gil, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition: “Noh, Sang-Kyoon: Light of Lightness”
When: May 17–July 21, 2018
Where: Gallery Simon, 20 Jahamun-ro 6gil, Jongo-gu, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition: “Yoon Sang-yoon: Sine cera”
When: May 25–June 13, 2018
Where: Gallery Chosun, 125 Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition: “Nakhee Sung: Trails”
When: May 31–June 30, 2018
Where: Gallery EM, 2F 14 Apgujeong-ro 71-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
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