The exhibition is presented as a map for revisiting and re-reading concepts we think we know well, such as diaspora, migration, language, and borders. View 61 works by 40 teams from around the world that map history and knowledge. Taking place in various locations around Seoul, the exhibition will present new ways of looking at the histories and poetics that are preserved, intertwined, dedicated, and give birth to new creations.
📍Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul Museum of History (Special Exhibition Room B), SeMA Bunker, Space mm, Sogong Space, Seoul Lomedia Canvas
🗓️ September 21, 2023 – November 19, 2023
There’s a Korean song that paints a picture of Seoul, the capital city of the Joseon Dynasty, as if you’ve seen it with your own eyes. This special exhibition is the first to introduce “Hanyangga” from the perspective of Korean writing. In order for visitors to experience the late Joseon-era Hanyang described in “Hanyangga” in a realistic way, we organized the exhibition as if they were walking through the various spaces of “Hanyangga” themselves.
📍 National Hangeul Museum
🗓️ September 27, 2023 – February 12, 2024
Lee Shin-ja, a first-generation Korean fiber artist, was the first to introduce ‘tapestry’ in Korea. You can explore Lee’s half-century of work and the history of Korean textile art at the exhibition ‘Lee Shin-ja, Drawing with Thread’.
📍 MMCA Gwacheon
🗓️ September 22, 2023 – February 18, 2024
This exhibition revisits more than 60 years of work by Chang Ucchin (1917–1990), who is considered a first-generation Korean modernist painter. The exhibition features Jang’s first family portrait, named <1955’s Family>, which is being shown for the first time in nearly 60 years. It is said that Chang was so attached to it that he always hung it on his bedside table.
📍 MMCA Deoksugung
🗓️ September 14, 2023 – February 12, 2024
Crafts, especially those that are close to our daily lives, provide us with many aesthetic experiences at the most intimate level. When beauty is added to everyday objects, they become objects imbued with intangible values that transcend time and space. This exhibition introduces extraordinary works in the fields of gold leaf, Buncheong (a traditional form of Korean stoneware), and coloring that have been painstakingly created.
📍 Seoul Museum of Craft Art
🗓️ September 8, 2023 – November 12, 2023
Park Seo-Bo’s solo exhibition will feature new works by the artist that have not been released in Korea. Pencil drawings, ceramic drawings, and prints are on display. The first digital depiction to be unveiled in Korea was also broadcast during the Frieze and Kiaf art fairs.
📍 Johyun Gallery
🗓️ August 31, 2023 – December 3, 2023
Jung Yeondoo has drawn attention in the arts world for performance-oriented photography, video, and installation works that question the paradoxical relationship between memory and representation, reality and image, macro-narrative and individual narrative, based on the stories of ordinary people and historical events. In this exhibition, the artist focuses on the Korean diaspora, which traveled to Mexico in the early 20th century. It refers to the Korean migration period more than a hundred years ago, when Koreans left Jemul Port in Incheon and arrived in Mérida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, after a 40-day voyage.
📍 MMCA Seoul
🗓️ September 6, 2023 – February 25, 2024