International Artists Exhibition
Carlo Carra Graphic works 1907-1965
The circuit exhibition in Asia, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea, shows a phase of art of Italian culture with the long tradition.
With the intention of cultivating the internationality of Korea's fine art in the period of the frequent cultural interchange, introducing a section of Italian fine art to Korea and going further to prepare to host a bigger exhibition in the future, the exhibition displayed the 91 pieces of drawings and prints from 1991. 4.10 to 4.28.
As in many Exhibitions in Korea featuring some parts of Italian art, in the Carlo Carra exhibition the good opportunity to appreciate a phase of Italian art with a long history was offered. And it became an important start for the active, positive and mutual cultural interchange between the two nations with long history.
The architecture exhibition of Robert Venturi
Seoul Art Center invited the architecture exhibition of Robert Venturi as one of the series of the world architect exhibition in Pompidou Center and in Philadelphia modern art gallery. Robert Venturi is a world famous architect who is well known with excellence and influence of his architecture and his theory on architecture. The works that he and his partner Dennis Scott Brown designed have high economic efficiency and beauty of art, meeting the desire of the owner and the building. Every architecture is magnificent in the artistic expression and is properly designed for the purpose of the building.
The exhibition, from 1992.5.15 to 5.30, employing the special projecting method and the regular displaying method, displayed Vena Venturi House that has become a classic of modern architecture, Saintsbury Wing National Gallery in England that was recently designed, Seattle Art Gallery, Philadelphia Orchestra Hall, and Gorden Woo Hall in Princeton University, and his major works were exhibited with the title of " Venturi's room."
The exhibition of the master of contemporary architecture shows that art in daily life can go beyond the artistic experience we can enjoy in the daily living.
He is the one of the major German artists who in the 1980s led the New York fine art circle - the heart of world fine art. To introduce his major works to Korea was to serve in helping the Korean artists and the students study and work and to continue to maintain the way to interchange culture between two countries.
From 1993.1.7 to 2.13, the exhibitor, which was for the first time held in Eastern Asia, displayed his series "Cafe Deutschland," "Cafe de Flore" that was displayed in Esslingen and Vienna in 1991.
His works express a phase of the contemporary German history, from 1983 to 1990, when there were great political and social changes.
Jean Michael Willmotte
The exhibition was co-hosted by Seoul Art Center and Ambassador of France in Korea to introduce the art world of French Artist Willmotte who can make a great expression of modern architecture working for the broad field in architecture, design and city planning.
His works of great passion are characterized by the combination of the classic and the modern, and the best efficiency of the city environment and expression of detail.
In the exhibition from 1996.9.3 to 9.22, his works were exhibited by the photographs and the objects, showing that the environment itself that in which we live can be a great art. His new architecture language in the city architecture and aesthetic value indicates the new direction in our architecture culture.
Salvador Dali - The Fantastic Image
The exhibition was provided to attract the public attention to the art world of Salvador Dali - the Spanish genius painter who was the master of surrealism and also had the excellent talents in sculpture, movies, and writings - and to go further to letting the public understand the surrealism to which he lead. He is appraised to have pulled out the subconsciousness lying under the human mind and having cultivated the unknown field of expression by expressing the dismal world after the World War 1 by employing surrealism.
The exhibition held from 31 May 1996 to 30,June1996 displayed a total of 200 works including 60 pieces of oil painting, 100 pieces of print and installations. Part 1 consisted of the image (the large photograph) with the theme of "Salvador Dali and surrealism in photograph," the view of his life (the panel with photographs and his brief personal history), surrealism literature, surrealist architecture, and surrealist sculpture. Part 2 was composed of oil paintings, drawings, prints, and installations.
As the exhibition didn't introduce only Dali, it also tried to display surrealism. It attracted interests from both the fans of fine art and students.