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Split Water, 2018, Korean silk, 195 x 155 x 1cm, collaboration with Korean Nubi quilter of Tong-Yeong, © Seulgi Lee and Adagp, courtesy Gallery Hyundai

Everyday Matters

The Gallery Hyundai in South Korea presents a solo exhibition by Paris-based Korean artist Seulgi Lee. Known for exploring human experiences and memory using seemingly banal, everyday objects, the Seulgi Lee exhibition reveals the beauty in the craft of such objects and the history they represent. For example, on display is a selection of blankets made using a traditional Korean hand-quilting technique known as ‘Nubi’. Their bright geometric patterns are an abstract representation of Korean proverbs, which speak on moral themes such as faith and betrayal. The blanket serves as a signifier of sleep, and in this way, Lee explores the borders between dreams, collective consciousness and reality.

  • When: 15 November – 23 December
  • Where: Gallery Hyundai, 14 Samcheong-ro, Sagan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Egon Schiele Group of Three Girls, 1911 Graphite, watercolour, white and coloured gouaches on brown packing paper, 44.7 x 30.8 cm The Albertina Museum, Vienna Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London and the Albertina Museum, Vienna

Brothers On Paper

The Royal Academy in London will host an exhibition displaying some of the most important works of art on paper from this month. Klimt/Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna offers a rare insight into the two artists and their relationship. Gustav Klimt served somewhat as a mentor to Egon Schiele, when a young and budding Schiele sought him out and ignited an artistic friendship. Soon the pair became involved in various love triangles but remained close and their artistic styles are often intertwined. At the Royal Academy, the artists’ similarities and differences unfold over 100 pieces depicting portraits, landscapes and unflinching self-portraits.

  • When: 4 November – 3 February 2019
  • Where: The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD
Olafur Eliasson Seu corpo da obra (Your body of work) 2011 Installation view: Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2015 Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Simply Art

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The National Gallery Singapore, in a first-time collaboration with the ArtScience Museum, will present the region’s inaugural exhibition focusing on Minimalism. Minimalism: Space, Light, Object gathers over 100 works in a display set across the two sites, exploring the legacy of this movement and the impact it continues to have, not only on art and design but also society. Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum, says: “The curatorial teams at both museums have worked together to create a coherent single exhibition that shows how Minimalism became a radical turning point in the history of 20th century art.”

  • When: 16 November – 14 April 2019
  • Where: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Rd Singapore 178957 / ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974 
Chuah Thean Teng, Go To Market, 1938, Woodcut, Collection of Chuah Seow Keng

Artists In Print

The Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur brings together 29 Malaysian printmaking artists for its exhibition The Art of Printmaking: Lasting impressions. The show gathers some 130 works from established masters in the art, including Ponirin Amin and Latiff Mohidin, and young talent such as Rizo Leong. “Before this, we were often exposed to more ‘mainstream’ artworks such as oil, watercolours and acrylic paintings,” says the assistant governor of the Malaysian central bank’s art gallery, Abu Hassan Alshari bin Yahaya. “Now, the time has come for us to highlight The Art of Printmaking.” The show certainly succeeds in presenting this art form, and all its differing techniques and approaches, in a colourful and exciting display that’s not to be missed.

  • When: Until 25 November
  • Where: Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, Sasana Kijang, 2 Jalan Dato’ Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Keris and sheath, 19th century, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, Bugis people. Metal, wood, gold, ivory, diamonds, silk and silver-wrapped thread. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Museum Makeover

The new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World has reopened in the British Museum as part of a major redisplay that puts the museum’s world-class collection in a prominent section of the venue. Collaborating with the Malaysia-based Albukhary Foundation, the British Museum’s impressive collection of precious Islamic artefacts will be displayed in more engaging and accessible new ways, which serve to highlight the influence Islamic cultures and practices have had on civilisations the world over. The collection boasts pieces from the advent of Islam right up to the present day, with a display of archaeological artefacts and contemporary Middle Eastern art.

  • When: Permanent
  • Where: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG