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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 2019. Each week the series will exhibit the works of various gugak artists. Various performances throughout the month of May 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.

The National Orchestra of Korea will perform on June 11./ Courtesy of the National Orchestra of Korea

National & International Co-Production: National Orchestra of Korea
National Theater of Korea
June 11

In 1993, the musicians of Korea, China and Japan came together to form Orchestra Asia. When the National Orchestra of Korea started in 1995, it wanted to carry the tradition of not only playing classical music, but also music derived from Asian roots. They have done so successfully for the past 24 years. At this performance, the orchestra will extend its repertoire even further to include music from Vietnam, India, Turkey and other countries to create an internationally rooted concert. The concert will be 100 minutes in total and is for audience members ages 8 and up.
Tickets cost 20,000 won to 50,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Museums

Vertiginous Data
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Until July 28

As technology becomes more and more developed, digital data also grows in relevance. This exhibition shows the relationship between data systems and their influence in society. The exhibition will feature works of both domestic and international artists through a variety of art mediums. The artists hope to express a critical view of such data systems (including block chains, big data, and artificial intelligence) and show visitors their potential consequences. A total of 11 works will be featured at this exhibition.
Tickets cost 4,000 won. Visit mmca.go.kr for more information.

New Acquisitions 2017-2018
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Until Sept. 1

Throughout 2017 and 2018, the MMCA gathered a large collection of works and will be displaying them at this large exhibition. There will be both Korean and international artists, including Hans Haacke, Lee Ugno, and Lee Jung-seob. There will be a total of 70 artists featured. The works will take many forms such as paintings, photography, and media art. Alongside the works themselves, the process behind creating, acquiring, and displaying these pieces will also be revealed.
Admission is free. Visit mmca.go.kr for more information.

APMA, Chapter One ― From the APMA Collection
Amore Pacific Museum of Contemporary Art
Until May 19

Amore Pacific is one of the country's largest beauty and cosmetic companies. Expanding upon their brand, Amore Pacific maintains an ongoing art project to spread contemporary art culture throughout Korea. Until May, they will be holding Chapter One-From the APMA Collection. In this exhibition, artists from around the world will have their works featured as part of the museum's permanent collection. Works take the form of drawings, photographs, sculptures, and media art among others. Choe U-ram, Paik Nam-jun, and Leo Villareal will be several of the artists featured in the exhibition.

Tickets cost 9,000 won. Visit
apma.com for more information.

Art Exhibitions

Hello My Name is Paul Smith
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
June 6 to Aug. 25

Paul Smith is a British designer who has gained worldwide attention for his work in men's fashion. Basing his creations on the theme "classic with a twist," his brand brings together both casual and semi-formal styles. He has also branched out into other design realms such as homeware. Smith has collaborated with brands such as New Balance, Porsche and Cappellini. He was even made a Royal Designer for Industry in England and knighted in 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II herself. This exhibition will feature many of his works, allowing visitors to get a glimpse into his creative intellect.
Tickets cost 9,000 won to 16,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Jaime Hayon ― Serious Fun
Daelim Museum
Until Nov. 17

Born in Madrid, Jaime Hayon is an artist and designer whose vibrant artistic vision has led him to work with some of the world's top brands including Swarovski and Baccarat. He strives to bring together design, renaissance, art and contemporary culture to his work. Hayon is based in Valencia, but also has studios in Barcelona and Treviso. He has won several Elle Decoration International Design Awards and has been recognized by Time magazine as one of the most influential visionaries today. This exhibition will feature his works, ranging from furniture to decorative pieces.
Tickets cost 10,000 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.

This exhibition will be held until Sept. 1./Courtesy of D Museum ⓒ Juliette Binet

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
Until 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.

This exhibition will be held until June 2. / Courtesy of Media and Art

Sugar Planet
Galleria Foret
Until June 2

From the creators of the exhibitions "Alice: Into the Rabbit Hole," which gathered over 250,000 visitors, as well as "Van Goh Inside" and "Klimt Inside," MMM will focus on the theme of sugar in their latest exhibition. The exhibition will include various mediums including videos, sounds and other visual art. There will be three sections titled "Prologue," "Sugar Planet" and "Epilogue." Each section has a variety of pieces such as "Sugar Hills," "Sweet Rainbow" and "Sparkling Sea." Maum Studio, Yun Seok-cheol, Teje, Jamie Mediaworks, and Lee Ju-yeon are the featured artists of this exhibition.
Tickets cost 10,000 won to 15,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

James Jean: Eternal Journey
Lotte Museum of Art
Until Sept. 1

James Jean is a Taiwanese-born, American-raised visual artist who 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 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

The Muse
The Seouliteum
May 21 to Feb. 16

This large-scale exhibition will bring together the works of several of the most prominent artists from the 19th to 21st centuries. Seurat, Mondrian, Gaudi, Matisse, Degas, Millet, Gogh, and Mucha will be the featured artists. Their genres range from post-impressionist paintings to theatrical posters. Several of them have become legendary figures of art history, influencing generations of art students and curators to this day. Due to its comprehensive timeline and range of styles, this exhibition will be appropriate for art lovers of all backgrounds.
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 Baseball League

Saturday May 18

Lotte Giants vs. Kiwoom Heroes
Gocheok Sky Dome

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns
Munhak Baseball Stadium

NC Dinos vs. LG Twins
Jamsil Baseball Stadium

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles
Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium

Samsung Lions vs. KT Wiz
Suwon Baseball Stadium

Sunday May 19

Lotte Giants vs. Kiwoom Heroes
Gocheok Sky Dome

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns
Munhak Baseball Stadium

NC Dinos vs. LG Twins
Jamsil Baseball Stadium

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles
Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium

Samsung Lions vs. KT Wiz
Suwon Baseball Stadium

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.







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 2019. Each week the series will exhibit the works of various gugak artists. Various performances throughout the month of May 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.

The National Orchestra of Korea will perform on June 11./ Courtesy of the National Orchestra of Korea

National & International Co-Production: National Orchestra of Korea
National Theater of Korea
June 11

In 1993, the musicians of Korea, China and Japan came together to form Orchestra Asia. When the National Orchestra of Korea started in 1995, it wanted to carry the tradition of not only playing classical music, but also music derived from Asian roots. They have done so successfully for the past 24 years. At this performance, the orchestra will extend its repertoire even further to include music from Vietnam, India, Turkey and other countries to create an internationally rooted concert. The concert will be 100 minutes in total and is for audience members ages 8 and up.
Tickets cost 20,000 won to 50,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Museums

Vertiginous Data
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Until July 28

As technology becomes more and more developed, digital data also grows in relevance. This exhibition shows the relationship between data systems and their influence in society. The exhibition will feature works of both domestic and international artists through a variety of art mediums. The artists hope to express a critical view of such data systems (including block chains, big data, and artificial intelligence) and show visitors their potential consequences. A total of 11 works will be featured at this exhibition.
Tickets cost 4,000 won. Visit mmca.go.kr for more information.

New Acquisitions 2017-2018
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Until Sept. 1

Throughout 2017 and 2018, the MMCA gathered a large collection of works and will be displaying them at this large exhibition. There will be both Korean and international artists, including Hans Haacke, Lee Ugno, and Lee Jung-seob. There will be a total of 70 artists featured. The works will take many forms such as paintings, photography, and media art. Alongside the works themselves, the process behind creating, acquiring, and displaying these pieces will also be revealed.
Admission is free. Visit mmca.go.kr for more information.

APMA, Chapter One ― From the APMA Collection
Amore Pacific Museum of Contemporary Art
Until May 19

Amore Pacific is one of the country's largest beauty and cosmetic companies. Expanding upon their brand, Amore Pacific maintains an ongoing art project to spread contemporary art culture throughout Korea. Until May, they will be holding Chapter One-From the APMA Collection. In this exhibition, artists from around the world will have their works featured as part of the museum's permanent collection. Works take the form of drawings, photographs, sculptures, and media art among others. Choe U-ram, Paik Nam-jun, and Leo Villareal will be several of the artists featured in the exhibition.

Tickets cost 9,000 won. Visit
apma.com for more information.

Art Exhibitions

Hello My Name is Paul Smith
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
June 6 to Aug. 25

Paul Smith is a British designer who has gained worldwide attention for his work in men's fashion. Basing his creations on the theme "classic with a twist," his brand brings together both casual and semi-formal styles. He has also branched out into other design realms such as homeware. Smith has collaborated with brands such as New Balance, Porsche and Cappellini. He was even made a Royal Designer for Industry in England and knighted in 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II herself. This exhibition will feature many of his works, allowing visitors to get a glimpse into his creative intellect.
Tickets cost 9,000 won to 16,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

Jaime Hayon ― Serious Fun
Daelim Museum
Until Nov. 17

Born in Madrid, Jaime Hayon is an artist and designer whose vibrant artistic vision has led him to work with some of the world's top brands including Swarovski and Baccarat. He strives to bring together design, renaissance, art and contemporary culture to his work. Hayon is based in Valencia, but also has studios in Barcelona and Treviso. He has won several Elle Decoration International Design Awards and has been recognized by Time magazine as one of the most influential visionaries today. This exhibition will feature his works, ranging from furniture to decorative pieces.
Tickets cost 10,000 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.

This exhibition will be held until Sept. 1./Courtesy of D Museum ⓒ Juliette Binet

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
Until 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.

This exhibition will be held until June 2. / Courtesy of Media and Art

Sugar Planet
Galleria Foret
Until June 2

From the creators of the exhibitions "Alice: Into the Rabbit Hole," which gathered over 250,000 visitors, as well as "Van Goh Inside" and "Klimt Inside," MMM will focus on the theme of sugar in their latest exhibition. The exhibition will include various mediums including videos, sounds and other visual art. There will be three sections titled "Prologue," "Sugar Planet" and "Epilogue." Each section has a variety of pieces such as "Sugar Hills," "Sweet Rainbow" and "Sparkling Sea." Maum Studio, Yun Seok-cheol, Teje, Jamie Mediaworks, and Lee Ju-yeon are the featured artists of this exhibition.
Tickets cost 10,000 won to 15,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

James Jean: Eternal Journey
Lotte Museum of Art
Until Sept. 1

James Jean is a Taiwanese-born, American-raised visual artist who 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 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 1544-1555.

The Muse
The Seouliteum
May 21 to Feb. 16

This large-scale exhibition will bring together the works of several of the most prominent artists from the 19th to 21st centuries. Seurat, Mondrian, Gaudi, Matisse, Degas, Millet, Gogh, and Mucha will be the featured artists. Their genres range from post-impressionist paintings to theatrical posters. Several of them have become legendary figures of art history, influencing generations of art students and curators to this day. Due to its comprehensive timeline and range of styles, this exhibition will be appropriate for art lovers of all backgrounds.
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 Baseball League

Saturday May 18

Lotte Giants vs. Kiwoom Heroes
Gocheok Sky Dome

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns
Munhak Baseball Stadium

NC Dinos vs. LG Twins
Jamsil Baseball Stadium

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles
Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium

Samsung Lions vs. KT Wiz
Suwon Baseball Stadium

Sunday May 19

Lotte Giants vs. Kiwoom Heroes
Gocheok Sky Dome

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns
Munhak Baseball Stadium

NC Dinos vs. LG Twins
Jamsil Baseball Stadium

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles
Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium

Samsung Lions vs. KT Wiz
Suwon Baseball Stadium

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.








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