“Yiso Bahc ― Lines of Flight”: Artsonje Center holds a retrospective exhibition on Bahc Yiso’s drawings. Known as a conceptual and installation artist, Bahc ceaselessly recorded his ideas and views with notes and drawings. The exhibition provides an insight into the South Korean artist’s works by presenting 230 drawings and early paintings that resemble drawings. The exhibition runs through Oct. 23 at Artsonje Center in Hwa-dong, central Seoul. Tickets range from 1,500 won to 3,000 won. For more information, call (02) 733-8945 or visit www.artsonje.org.
Study for installation of “Today (at Yokohama)” by Bahc Yiso. (Artsonje Center)
“My Motherland”: Veteran photographer Joo Myung-duck is showcasing around 130 serene black-and-white photos of Korea’s traditional houses, relics and landscapes taken in different provinces of South Korea from the 1960s to the present. It is the third and final exhibition of the Daelim Contemporary Art Museum’s four-year project to shed light on the photographer. Joo is one of Korea’s first documentary photographers to focus on critical social issues, landscapes and disappearing cultural heritages. The exhibition runs through Sept. 25 at Daelim Contemporary Art Museum in Tongui-dong, central Seoul. Tickets range from 2,000 won to 5,000 won. For more information, call (02) 720-0667 or visit www.daelimmuseum.org.
“Artist of the Year”: The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, is showcasing representative works by the 23 winners of this program, which started in 1995 to reward South Korean artists who are active in their field. About 150 paintings, sculptures, installation works, photos and videos by the winning artists of are on display. The star-studded list of winners includes Jheon Soo-cheon (1995), Kim Ho-suk (1999), Jung Yeon-doo (2007) and Park Ki-won (2010). The exhibition runs through Oct. 30. Admission is 3,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2188-6114 or visit www.moca.go.kr.
“French Art Today: Marcel Duchamp Prize”: Latest trends in the French contemporary art world can be spotted at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province. About 100 artworks by 16 artists who either won or were nominated for the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize, like Philippe Ramette, Camille Henrot and Michel Blazy are on display. The exhibition runs through Oct. 16. Admission is 5,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2188-6114 or visit www.moca.go.kr.
“Dream and Reality: Masterpieces from Muse d’Orsay”: Including Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece “La Nuit Etoile, Arles,” the show introduces 134 artworks by great 19th century French artists such as Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin, from Muse d’Orsay in France. The exhibition runs through Sept. 25 at Seoul Arts Center’s Hangaram Art Museum in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul. Tickets range from 5,000 won to 12,000 won. For more information, call (02) 325-1077~8 or visit www.orsay2011.co.kr