The city of Seoul has concluded the schedule for exhibitions and rentals of Bukchon Hanok Hall, a shared space for citizens, for the second half of 2019 through advance recruitment. A variety of exhibitions will be held over the course of six months, starting in July.
Bukchon Hanok Hall is one of the hanoks (Korean traditional houses) that the city of Seoul bought in 2003. The city has opened the house to the public in order to preserve hanoks and the landscape of the hanok-concentrated area as part of the Bukchon Rehabilitation Project. The city of Seoul has been operating Bukchon Hanok Hall as a shared hanok for all Seoulites. Since 2017, those who want to hold an exhibition or a lecture that is suitable for a hanok and the locality of Bukchon have been able to apply to rent the space.
In the second half of 2019, a total of 19 exhibitions will take place, including 17 exhibitions organized by the citizens who have rented the space and 2 special exhibitions hosted by the city. The theme of the exhibitions, in which students who specialized in arts, artists, and groups will participate, will be either traditional handicrafts, including ceramics, wooden furniture, and so forth, or modern handicrafts like leather crafting, calligraphy, and more. These exhibitions will take place over the course of one week to three weeks according to the theme and participants will be present to guide visitors. The special exhibitions will take place for two weeks in September and in December. In September, Seoul’s Excellent Hanok Photo Exhibition will be held to introduce 21 hanoks that have been selected as excellent hanoks in Seoul. In December, Welcome Winter Solstice—Seoul’s Public Hanok Joint Exhibition and Art Market will be hosted where visitors can encounter the works and products of artisans of Bukchon.
To hold an exhibition, one should submit an application in advance at the Seoul Hanok Portal (http://hanok.seoul.go.kr), which is open to applicants every first half and second half of the year. Applications for exhibitions during the first half of 2020 will be accepted starting in November 2019.
|1||Jul. 9 (Tues.)-Jul. 21 (Sun.)||Mother-of-pearl||Seeing Hope Through Mother-of-pearl|
|2||Jul. 23 (Tues.)-Jul. 28 (Sun.)||Ceramics||Each One of Us, Together|
|3||Jul. 30 (Tues.)-Aug. 4 (Sun.)||Ceramics||Lee Jeong-yong’s White Porcelain|
|4||Aug. 6 (Tues.)-Aug. 11 (Sun.)||Leather crafting, Western painting||meeting..& 1|
|5||Aug. 13 (Tues.)-Aug. 18 (Sun.)||Ceramics||Variation|
|※ Maintenance and reorganization of the space [Aug. 19 (Mon.)-Aug. 26 (Mon.)]|
|6||Aug. 27 (Tues.)-Sep. 1 (Sun.)||Brochure||Seoul Arts High School 2nd Year Students’
|7||Sep. 3 (Tues.)-Sep. 8 (Sun.)||Pen and ink drawings||Pen and Ink Drawing Exhibition 美:路 (Beauty: Way)|
|8||Sep. 10 (Tues.)-Sep. 22 (Sun.)||Photo||Seoul’s Excellent Hanok Photo Exhibition|
|9||Sep. 24 (Tues.)-Sep. 29 (Sun.)||Embroidery||Flower Embroidery 12 Exhibition|
|10||Oct. 1 (Tues.)-Oct. 6 (Sun.)||Korean lacquerware||Coloring and Korean Lacquering Craft Club
|11||Oct. 8 (Tues.)-Oct. 20 (Sun.)||Quilting||The 6th Quilt Association Members’ Exhibition|
|12||Oct. 22 (Tues.)-Oct. 25 (Fri.)||Mother-of-pearl||Works of Nam Jin-woo & Jeong Eun-suk|
|13||Oct. 26 (Sat.)-Nov. 3 (Sun.)||Wooden furniture||Neat and Clean Room (明窓淨几)|
|14||Nov. 5 (Tues.)-Nov. 17 (Sun.)||Metal, etc||The Joy of Handicraft (樂)|
|15||Nov. 19 (Tues.)-Dec. 1 (Sun.)||Hanji lighting||Exhibition of lightings made with hanji|
|16||Dec. 3 (Tues.)-Dec. 8 (Sun.)||Photo, video||The Melody of the Palace
|17||Dec. 10 (Tues.)-Dec. 22 (Sun.)||Handicraft||Neutro Dano
(Seoul’s Public Hanok Joint Exhibition and Art Market)
|18||Dec. 24 (Tues.)-Dec. 29 (Sun.)||Calligraphy||2020, indigo mood|
|19||Dec. 31 (Tues.)-Jan. 12 (Sun.)||Others||Vigor of Life|
※ Schedule is subject to change according to the condition of participants and facilities
|Photos of Bukchon Hanok Hall|
|View of the exterior||Wooden jar exhibition “Moon, Face” (2019)|
|UIA 2017 Photo Exhibition (2017)||Exhibition “Wooden Furniture You Meet at Bukchon” (2018)|