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The National Gugak Center will be holding Korean traditional dance and music performances throughout 2019. Courtesy of the National Gugak Center

Traditional

Saturday Performances
National Gugak Center
Throughout 2019

Every Saturday at 3 p.m., the National Gugak Center holds a performance showcasing traditional Korean music and dance. This series will take place all throughout 2018. Each week the series will exhibit the works of various gugak artists. Various performances throughout the month of March will include the piri, pansori and sanjo. There will also be a traditional fan dance at the end of the month.
Tickets cost 10,000 won to 20,000 won. For more information, visit gugak.go.kr or call (02) 580-3300.

Yang Bang-ean and the National Orchestra of Korea- Into the Night
Lotte Concert Hall
March 21

Yang Bang-eun specializes in crossover music and brings together traditional genres from different countries. His masterful music taste led him to be the director for the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. He will lead the National Orchestra of Korea in several of his compositions at this concert including "Arirang Road-Diaspora," a new take on the well-known song "Arirang." Cho Soo-yeul,who currently is the artistic director of the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, will conduct. The concert will also feature Jia Peng Fang on the erhu and Oki Jin on the flamenco guitar.
Tickets cost 20,000 to 50,000. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Museums

The Essential Duchamp
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Until April 7

A French-American artist, Marcel Duchamp was born in 1887 and worked with paint, sculpture and film mediums. He is known as one of the most prominent contemporary artists and drew inspiration from Cubism, Dada and conceptual art. To commemorate the 50th year since his death, the MMCA will host the exhibition The Essential Duchamp until April 2019. The exhibition will include many of his works such as "Fountain," "The Large Glass" and "Etant Donnes." The exhibition is a cooperative effort of the MMCA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Tickets cost 4,000 won. Visit mmca.go.kr for more information.

What Ought to Be Done? Work and Life
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Until April 7

Harun Farocki was a German artist who conveyed his critical views of the world through his films and other works using multimedia. Making a statement of how media and industrial technology have negative consequences on humanity, Farocki tried to restore rationality in a period of time he considered to be chaotic and beyond reason. Touching upon other aspects of society such as labor and war, he incorporated poetry into film to create a raw and honest opinion of the world. The exhibition will feature several of his major works including The Parallel I-IV series, "Interface" and "Workers Leaving their Workplaces."
Tickets cost 4,000 won. Visit mmca.go.kr for more information.

Happy L'atelier exhibition will run until March 31. Courtesy of Mackiss Company

Art Exhibitions

Happy L'atelier Year
Hyundai City Outlet
Until March 31

This exhibition is dedicated to the famous artists of 19th century France. Some of these artists include Vincent van Gogh, one of the most influential painters in art history, and Claude Monet. Visitors will not only be able to view many famous works of different artists in one space, but will also be able to experience an immersive experience in which entire rooms have been transformed into the paintings themselves. There will also be sections of the exhibition dedicated to creating one's own French-style influenced artwork.
Tickets cost 16,000 won to 24,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Pierre-August Renoir: Scent of a Woman
The Seouliteum
Until April 26

Pierre-August Renoir (born in 1919, France) is considered one of the leaders of the Impressionist movement. Throughout his career, Renoir changed the style and content of his paintings. His initial works involved snapshots of real-life situations and scenery. Later on, he adapted a more formal technique and used stronger lines rather than the vibrant colors he utilized in his early works. Renoir also focused on sensuality and intimacy: many of his subjects were nude women. Throughout his career, he produced several thousand paintings and his legend continues even posthumously.
For this particular exhibition, Scent of a Woman, many of these paintings will be featured with the goal to capture the essence of love through female sensuality. Previously held at the Bon Davinci Museum, this exhibition will be on display at the Seouliteum until next spring.
Tickets cost 8,000 won to 15,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Dialogue in the Dark
D. Space
Ongoing

A 100-minute artistic experience in pitch-black darkness, Dialogue in the Dark provides its visitors a new way of approaching the world. It hopes to disconnect visitors from other people and the outside world and create a unique space for each individual. The goal of the exhibition is to provoke thought without the traditional method of visual imagery. This exhibition first started in Germany in 1988. Throughout the past 30 years, it has been displayed all over the globe in 160 cities and has drawn the attention of over 10 million visitors. The exhibition is currently held at D.Space and will be on display indefinitely.
Tickets cost 30,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Pierre et Gilles
K Museum of Contemporary Art
Until May 26

Known for their hand-painted photographs, Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard are two French artists. They have been working together since 1976. Pierre is responsible for taking the portraits while Gilles adds the painted elements to create the unique pieces. Their works incorporate both daily life and elements of fantasy. Previous exhibitions were held at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. They have created works for several K-pop musicians including CL and TOP.
For audiences 19 and up.
Tickets cost 18,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Dear My Little Prince
K Museum of Contemporary Art
Until March 31

"The Little Prince" was first published in France in 1943. It is about a young prince and his diverse encounters and exciting adventures. The book received massive popularity and has been translated into 300 languages, being one of the most translated works of literature ever in history. It has even been adapted into several movies and other media forms. To once again celebrate the cultural significance of "The Little Prince," the K Museum of Contemporary Art has dedicated two floors to exhibiting related works of art. Various Korean artists such as Jeong Un-sik and Kim Jae-uk have collaborated to create this exhibition.
Tickets cost 15,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

The exhibition "I Draw" will run until Sept. 1. Courtesy of D Museum

I Draw
D Museum
Until Sept. 1

The D Museum is hosting an exhibition to focus on the art of drawing. The works of 16 artists will be featured totaling 350 pieces on display. Different from other exhibitions that focus on digital art and the development of art through technological advances, "I Draw" highlights hand-drawing culture. Some of the artists whose works will be featured are Pierre Le-tan, Hajime Sorayama and Oamul Lu. The exhibition will focus on scenography, scent and sound to convey emotions in visitors.
Tickets cost 3,000 won to 12,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Disney's The Magic of Animation
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
April 19-Aug. 18

Taking visitors behind the scenes of the magical world of Walt Disney, the DDP will host a special exhibition featuring the many works of Disney Animation Studios. The exhibition will be divided into five main parts that will display technological development throughout animation history, the process behind illustrating characters, classic Disney stories including Pinocchio, Bambi and more. There will be over 500 original works on display for visitors who will be able to see every step of the creative process.
Tickets cost 11,000 won to 15,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life in the DPRK
Hongik University Art Center
Until April 7

Nicholas Bonner is a British artist who took a high interest in North Korea in the 1990s. He has spent the last 25 years researching and gathering artifacts from North Korea and published "Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life" as a culmination of his work. This exhibition will feature many of his findings including photographs, paintings and postcards that Bonner has collected over the years. Bonner says that through his work he wanted to look into daily life in North Korea rather than the curated image that the media has propagated throughout history. Bonner is currently living in Beijing.
Tickets cost 13,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

James Jean: Eternal Journey
Lotte Museum of Art
Apr. 4-Sept. 1

James Jean is a Taiwanese-born, American raised visual artist. He lived in New Jersey and attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He was an artist for DC Comics and has worked for Time Magazine, The New York Times, and Prada among other world-famous brands. He has published many books and continues to work on illustrations and paintings. He has also given lectures at various art institutions including the Atlanta Art Forum, and the Art Center College of Design at Pasadena. Jean has won many prestigious art awards such as the Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions Festival and the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal in New York. His works will be on display at the Lotte Museum of Art until this fall.
Tickets cost 15,000. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Herge
Hangaram Arts Center Museum
Until April 1

Born as Georges Prosper Remi, Herge is a Belgian cartoonist who is most famous for creating "The Adventures of Tintin," a widely loved comic series. The series included 24 comic albums and first appeared in 1929 in a Belgian newspaper. It revolves around Tintin, a young reporter with an adventurous spirit, as he explores and goes on adventures. The series received love for its clean illustrations, comedic plotlines, and its subtle satire/commentary on politics and culture. The exhibition will have 10 rooms in total featuring the works of Herge as well as his life story.
Tickets cost 15,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Kids

Children's Museum
National Museum of Korea
Throughout 2019

The Children's Museum, located in the National Museum of Korea, is an activity-oriented museum where children can appreciate history. The museum exhibits reproductions of artifacts on display in the permanent exhibition hall so as to enable children to gain a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage. Through the exhibition, children can learn about the ways of life and wisdom of people in ancient times through various experiential exhibits. The museum also provides educational programs that allow children to observe and touch cultural artifacts by themselves and develop their interest in history and culture. The educational programs are only provided in Korean. Tickets are free. For more information, visit ntok.go.kr or call (02) 2777-6090.

Sports

Korean Basketball League

Saturday Mar. 16

Goyang Orions vs. Anyang KGC
Anyang Stadium

Ulsan Mobis Phoebus vs. Wonju Dongbu Promy
Chiak Gymnasium

Incheon ET Land Elephants vs. Changwon LG Sakers
Changwon Gymnasium

Sunday Mar. 17

Jeonju KCC Egis vs. Changwon LG Sakers
Changwon Gymnasium

Seoul Samsung Thunders vs. Anyang KGC
Anyang Stadium

Seoul SK vs. Busan KT Sonicboom
Sajik Arena

Horseracing

Let's Run Park Seoul

Let's Run Park Seoul holds races from 10:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. It is located near exit 3 of Seoul Racecourse Park Station on Line 4. For more information, visit kra.co.kr or call (02) 509-1114.




The National Gugak Center will be holding Korean traditional dance and music performances throughout 2019. Courtesy of the National Gugak Center

Traditional

Saturday Performances
National Gugak Center
Throughout 2019

Every Saturday at 3 p.m., the National Gugak Center holds a performance showcasing traditional Korean music and dance. This series will take place all throughout 2018. Each week the series will exhibit the works of various gugak artists. Various performances throughout the month of March will include the piri, pansori and sanjo. There will also be a traditional fan dance at the end of the month.
Tickets cost 10,000 won to 20,000 won. For more information, visit gugak.go.kr or call (02) 580-3300.

Yang Bang-ean and the National Orchestra of Korea- Into the Night
Lotte Concert Hall
March 21

Yang Bang-eun specializes in crossover music and brings together traditional genres from different countries. His masterful music taste led him to be the director for the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. He will lead the National Orchestra of Korea in several of his compositions at this concert including "Arirang Road-Diaspora," a new take on the well-known song "Arirang." Cho Soo-yeul,who currently is the artistic director of the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, will conduct. The concert will also feature Jia Peng Fang on the erhu and Oki Jin on the flamenco guitar.
Tickets cost 20,000 to 50,000. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Museums

The Essential Duchamp
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Until April 7

A French-American artist, Marcel Duchamp was born in 1887 and worked with paint, sculpture and film mediums. He is known as one of the most prominent contemporary artists and drew inspiration from Cubism, Dada and conceptual art. To commemorate the 50th year since his death, the MMCA will host the exhibition The Essential Duchamp until April 2019. The exhibition will include many of his works such as "Fountain," "The Large Glass" and "Etant Donnes." The exhibition is a cooperative effort of the MMCA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Tickets cost 4,000 won. Visit mmca.go.kr for more information.

What Ought to Be Done? Work and Life
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Until April 7

Harun Farocki was a German artist who conveyed his critical views of the world through his films and other works using multimedia. Making a statement of how media and industrial technology have negative consequences on humanity, Farocki tried to restore rationality in a period of time he considered to be chaotic and beyond reason. Touching upon other aspects of society such as labor and war, he incorporated poetry into film to create a raw and honest opinion of the world. The exhibition will feature several of his major works including The Parallel I-IV series, "Interface" and "Workers Leaving their Workplaces."
Tickets cost 4,000 won. Visit mmca.go.kr for more information.

Happy L'atelier exhibition will run until March 31. Courtesy of Mackiss Company

Art Exhibitions

Happy L'atelier Year
Hyundai City Outlet
Until March 31

This exhibition is dedicated to the famous artists of 19th century France. Some of these artists include Vincent van Gogh, one of the most influential painters in art history, and Claude Monet. Visitors will not only be able to view many famous works of different artists in one space, but will also be able to experience an immersive experience in which entire rooms have been transformed into the paintings themselves. There will also be sections of the exhibition dedicated to creating one's own French-style influenced artwork.
Tickets cost 16,000 won to 24,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Pierre-August Renoir: Scent of a Woman
The Seouliteum
Until April 26

Pierre-August Renoir (born in 1919, France) is considered one of the leaders of the Impressionist movement. Throughout his career, Renoir changed the style and content of his paintings. His initial works involved snapshots of real-life situations and scenery. Later on, he adapted a more formal technique and used stronger lines rather than the vibrant colors he utilized in his early works. Renoir also focused on sensuality and intimacy: many of his subjects were nude women. Throughout his career, he produced several thousand paintings and his legend continues even posthumously.
For this particular exhibition, Scent of a Woman, many of these paintings will be featured with the goal to capture the essence of love through female sensuality. Previously held at the Bon Davinci Museum, this exhibition will be on display at the Seouliteum until next spring.
Tickets cost 8,000 won to 15,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Dialogue in the Dark
D. Space
Ongoing

A 100-minute artistic experience in pitch-black darkness, Dialogue in the Dark provides its visitors a new way of approaching the world. It hopes to disconnect visitors from other people and the outside world and create a unique space for each individual. The goal of the exhibition is to provoke thought without the traditional method of visual imagery. This exhibition first started in Germany in 1988. Throughout the past 30 years, it has been displayed all over the globe in 160 cities and has drawn the attention of over 10 million visitors. The exhibition is currently held at D.Space and will be on display indefinitely.
Tickets cost 30,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Pierre et Gilles
K Museum of Contemporary Art
Until May 26

Known for their hand-painted photographs, Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard are two French artists. They have been working together since 1976. Pierre is responsible for taking the portraits while Gilles adds the painted elements to create the unique pieces. Their works incorporate both daily life and elements of fantasy. Previous exhibitions were held at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. They have created works for several K-pop musicians including CL and TOP.
For audiences 19 and up.
Tickets cost 18,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Dear My Little Prince
K Museum of Contemporary Art
Until March 31

"The Little Prince" was first published in France in 1943. It is about a young prince and his diverse encounters and exciting adventures. The book received massive popularity and has been translated into 300 languages, being one of the most translated works of literature ever in history. It has even been adapted into several movies and other media forms. To once again celebrate the cultural significance of "The Little Prince," the K Museum of Contemporary Art has dedicated two floors to exhibiting related works of art. Various Korean artists such as Jeong Un-sik and Kim Jae-uk have collaborated to create this exhibition.
Tickets cost 15,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

The exhibition "I Draw" will run until Sept. 1. Courtesy of D Museum

I Draw
D Museum
Until Sept. 1

The D Museum is hosting an exhibition to focus on the art of drawing. The works of 16 artists will be featured totaling 350 pieces on display. Different from other exhibitions that focus on digital art and the development of art through technological advances, "I Draw" highlights hand-drawing culture. Some of the artists whose works will be featured are Pierre Le-tan, Hajime Sorayama and Oamul Lu. The exhibition will focus on scenography, scent and sound to convey emotions in visitors.
Tickets cost 3,000 won to 12,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Disney's The Magic of Animation
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
April 19-Aug. 18

Taking visitors behind the scenes of the magical world of Walt Disney, the DDP will host a special exhibition featuring the many works of Disney Animation Studios. The exhibition will be divided into five main parts that will display technological development throughout animation history, the process behind illustrating characters, classic Disney stories including Pinocchio, Bambi and more. There will be over 500 original works on display for visitors who will be able to see every step of the creative process.
Tickets cost 11,000 won to 15,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life in the DPRK
Hongik University Art Center
Until April 7

Nicholas Bonner is a British artist who took a high interest in North Korea in the 1990s. He has spent the last 25 years researching and gathering artifacts from North Korea and published "Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life" as a culmination of his work. This exhibition will feature many of his findings including photographs, paintings and postcards that Bonner has collected over the years. Bonner says that through his work he wanted to look into daily life in North Korea rather than the curated image that the media has propagated throughout history. Bonner is currently living in Beijing.
Tickets cost 13,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

James Jean: Eternal Journey
Lotte Museum of Art
Apr. 4-Sept. 1

James Jean is a Taiwanese-born, American raised visual artist. He lived in New Jersey and attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He was an artist for DC Comics and has worked for Time Magazine, The New York Times, and Prada among other world-famous brands. He has published many books and continues to work on illustrations and paintings. He has also given lectures at various art institutions including the Atlanta Art Forum, and the Art Center College of Design at Pasadena. Jean has won many prestigious art awards such as the Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions Festival and the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal in New York. His works will be on display at the Lotte Museum of Art until this fall.
Tickets cost 15,000. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Herge
Hangaram Arts Center Museum
Until April 1

Born as Georges Prosper Remi, Herge is a Belgian cartoonist who is most famous for creating "The Adventures of Tintin," a widely loved comic series. The series included 24 comic albums and first appeared in 1929 in a Belgian newspaper. It revolves around Tintin, a young reporter with an adventurous spirit, as he explores and goes on adventures. The series received love for its clean illustrations, comedic plotlines, and its subtle satire/commentary on politics and culture. The exhibition will have 10 rooms in total featuring the works of Herge as well as his life story.
Tickets cost 15,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Kids

Children's Museum
National Museum of Korea
Throughout 2019

The Children's Museum, located in the National Museum of Korea, is an activity-oriented museum where children can appreciate history. The museum exhibits reproductions of artifacts on display in the permanent exhibition hall so as to enable children to gain a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage. Through the exhibition, children can learn about the ways of life and wisdom of people in ancient times through various experiential exhibits. The museum also provides educational programs that allow children to observe and touch cultural artifacts by themselves and develop their interest in history and culture. The educational programs are only provided in Korean. Tickets are free. For more information, visit ntok.go.kr or call (02) 2777-6090.

Sports

Korean Basketball League

Saturday Mar. 16

Goyang Orions vs. Anyang KGC
Anyang Stadium

Ulsan Mobis Phoebus vs. Wonju Dongbu Promy
Chiak Gymnasium

Incheon ET Land Elephants vs. Changwon LG Sakers
Changwon Gymnasium

Sunday Mar. 17

Jeonju KCC Egis vs. Changwon LG Sakers
Changwon Gymnasium

Seoul Samsung Thunders vs. Anyang KGC
Anyang Stadium

Seoul SK vs. Busan KT Sonicboom
Sajik Arena

Horseracing

Let's Run Park Seoul

Let's Run Park Seoul holds races from 10:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. It is located near exit 3 of Seoul Racecourse Park Station on Line 4. For more information, visit kra.co.kr or call (02) 509-1114.



Jung Hae-myoung hmjung@koreatimes.co.kr


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