S-Factory is home to many pop-up art exhibits in Seoul. This weekend I went to one called Klimt Inside. Now, I do not have an artistic bone in my body but I do appreciate art!
S-Factory is located in the Seongsu area of Seoul. The entrance fee to the exhibit is 12,000 and you get a coupon for 20% off at the cafe. The whole exhibit takes about an hour or so.
The exhibit is separated into six zones showcasing Klimt's art; End of Century, Ver Sacrum, Women, Stoclet Frieze, Later Colors and Kiss. Klimt's work represents modern media art accompanied by music, lighting, LED screens, etc.
Below is a photo of Klimt's 'Women' zone. There were three types of exhibits here; Femme Fatale, Body Drawing and Portrait. All of the images in the Body Drawing were of naked women in interesting positions. Also, the canvases were all blank-- a projector was used to change the photos.
I took a video of the Femme Fatale Exhibit. The nude portrait is called 'Nuda Verifas' and the other is 'Pallas Athena. The were about 10 different portraits that circulated in the LED screens.
This is the other Women section called 'Portrait'.
In the staircase going to the next exibit you see this sign in the staircase, "All Art is Erotic". I wonder, is that true?
This exhibit was Stoclet Frieze. These were all LED screens showing moving art which is depicted as the tree of life.
Later Colors was my favorite exhibit because there were so many pieces of art. These also would change images and there was also classical music playing.
The last second was a light show. It was a small boxed in area with mirrors and various LED lights. Sometimes they would all shut off, so that they could change the colours. I think this was the most popular display! I stayed in the for about 10-15 minutes just taking pictures.
Finally, we reached the cafe and gift shop. This is where you can buy mugs, pens, paintings, cell phone cases and more with Klimts work on them. Things here weren't as pricy as I assumed they would be, unless you want to buy art.
They had 6 different umbrellas hanging which were really cool.
Even the cafe was a work of art!
I think this is a really great exhibit to see, especially for those who don't really understand or care fo art because it's fun. This exhibit will only be around until March 3, 2017.
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