[K-Travel] 6 Art Exhibits to Check Out if You’re in Seoul this Winter!

artsy fartsy time!

Beatrice Yeo

| November 20, 2018

Shopping and eating are so yesterday. How about checking out some amazing art exhibitions in Seoul to kill time instead? From photo galleries to interactive art installations, Seoul has got a never-ending list of exhibitions for you to check out. When you’re traveling to one of the trendiest countries in the world, how can you miss checking out their vibrant art scene? When you’re in Seoul, do what the Seoul people do, so here are 6 exhibitions for you to check out this winter!

1) Sugar Planet <슈가플래닛>

All the pinks and purples in this exhibition make this one a literal childhood’s dream come true! Be greeted with a mountain of sugar or a ball of cotton candy (not real, obviously) as you make your way through this mini fantasy land that looks straight out of a scene of Wreck-it Ralph.

Mini neon light installations and photo frames fill all four corners of the room, making the entire area a very nice backdrop for the gram as well. As you scramble your way to the exit, don’t forget to take a dip at the choco pool and snap a shot or two to show your friends just how much of a sweet tooth you’ve got!

(Photo Credits: Sugar Planet)
(Photo Credits: Sugar Planet)

Details of the ‘Sugar Planet‘ Exhibition

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM to 7PM. Last entry at 6PM.
Location: Seoul Forest Galleria Foret B1 MMM, Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongsu-dong, 1-ga Seoul (갤러리아포레B1층MMM 서울특별시 성동구 서울숲2길32-14)
Ticket Price: ₩15,000
Period: From now till 07/04/19
Link: Click here

2) I am Coco Capitán: Is It Tomorrow Yet? <나는 코코 카피탄, 오늘을 살아가는 너에게>

Look through the viewfinder of Coco Capitán, a Spanish artist who innovative works have adorned the fabrics of the luxury powerhouse, Gucci. Known for her trademark scribbles and distinctive photo styles, this exhibition offers you an insight into her unique perspective on the world and also on the how this artist came to be through her eccentric works of art.

This exhibition marks the first time Coco has held a solo show in Asia and this 150-portrait strong exhibition is sure to leave you in a trail of wonder.

(Photo Credit: Daelim Museum Korea)

Details of the ‘I am Coco Capitan: Is It Tomorrow Yet?‘ Exhibition

Operating Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 10AM to 6PM. Thursday and Saturday, 10am to 8PM.
Location: Daelim Museum, Jongro-gu Jahamun-ro 4-gil 21 Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 자하문로4길21, 대림미술관)
Ticket Price: ₩8,000
Period: From now till 27/01/19
Link: Click here

3) Megan Hess Iconic <메간헤스아이코닉전>

For all the fashion connoisseurs out there, this is one exhibition you will want to visit! Famed fashion illustrator Megan Hess‘ famous bespoke illustrations, which have once graced the covers of “Sex And The City”, are finally in Seoul! Working with many renowned brands such as Dior and Chanel, her iconic works of arts are a sight to behold.

Her breathtaking pieces of art are drawn to inspire viewers to be confident and courageous, it makes you wonder how much thought and consideration she had put into each and every piece. Definitely an exhibition you’d want to explore!


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Details of the ‘Megan Hess Iconic‘ Exhibition

Operating Hours: Every day except Saturday, 11AM to 7PM. Saturdays, 10AM to 8PM. They are closed every 1st Monday of the month.
Location:  Seoul Forest Galleria Foret The Seouliteum Halls 1 and 3, Seoulsup 2-gil Seongdong-gu 32-14 (서울숲갤러리아포레 G층, 더서울라이티움 1,3관 서울특별시 성동구 서울숲2길 32-14 G층)
Ticket Price: ₩15,000
Period: From now till 30/12/18
Link: Click here

4) Dear My Little Prince <나의어린왕자에게>

For those who want a more interactive and colorful display, how about checking out this instead? For the millennial in you that likes neon lights displays and funky artworks, this is one place you wouldn’t want to miss.

Offering you a dreamy (and super Instagram-worthy) escape from reality, Dear My Little Prince exhibition houses a variety of stunning displays for you to admire. Just like the little prince, it’s now your turn to look towards the moon and stare far ahead.

(Photo Credits: marswyj1@ Naver Blog)
(Photo Credits: lovelydn1004 @ Naver Blog)

Details of the ‘Dear My Little Prince‘ Exhibition

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM to 7PM.
Location:  K Museum of Contemporary Arts, 807 Seolleung-ro Gangnam-gu Seoul (서울특별시 강남구 선릉로 807)
Ticket Price: ₩15,000
Period: From now till 27/01/19
Link: Click here

5) Renoir: Scent of a Woman (르누아르 : 여인의 향기)

Learn the history of art through the distinctive works of the famed French painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Through the usage of technology and various forms of art mediums, watch his artwork come to life.

Stepping into this exhibition will make you feel as if you’re actually living through Renoir’s eyes. Even though the explanations are largely in Korean, lets the beauty of art transcend language at this interactive museum!

(Photo Credits: Bon Davinci Museum)
(Photo Credits: Bon Davinci Museum)

Details of the ‘Renoir: Scent of a Woman‘ Exhibition

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM to 7Pm
Location: BonDavinci Museum at Seoul Galleria Foret, Seoulsup 2-gil Seongdong-gu 32-14 Seoul (본다빈치뮤지엄 서울숲 서울 성동구 서울숲2길 32-14)
Ticket Price: ₩15,000
Period: From now till 28/04/19
Link: Click here

6) Kenny Scharf, Sugar Pop Universe (케니 샤프, 슈퍼팝유니버스)

If there’s anything to describe this exhibition, it’s an organized and colorful mess. Be ready for a once-in-a-lifetime whirlwind experience at the Kenny Scharf exhibition! In true pop-art fashion, this place hosts over 100 of Kenny Scharf’s vibrant and whimsical artworks, including his paintings, sculptures, drawing, and videos.

Get ready to immerse yourself into this playground of color for a visual feast!

(Photo Credits: hwanghwoo @ Naver Blog)
(Photo Credits: jyun33 @ Naver Blog)

Details of the ‘Kenny Scharf, Sugar Pop Universe‘ Exhibition

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:30 am to 8 pm. Friday to Sunday, 10:30 am to 8:30 pm. They are closed on the first Monday of every month.
Location: Lotte Museum, 300 Olympic-ro Songpa-gu Seoul (롯데뮤지엄 서울시 송파구 올림픽로 300)
Ticket Price: ₩13,000
Period: From now till 03/03/19
Link: Click here


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