Alleys and Art
Galary Golmok a fairly new gallery set in the alleys behind the, at times, less than enticing main road of Itaewon at the end near the main gate adds a colorful flair to what would be a drab little alley. They’ve painted the outside with bright colors setting it apart from the grey buildings that surround it and welcome you with big windows. Though it’s a bit confusing as there are multiple entrances which made me and my partner in crime feel as though we kept walking in the back door and missing the main entrance it’s a small group of rooms perfect for those looking for a little hide away from the main road.
Rooms for artists to showcase work and rooms for a few drinks and some food combine in some alley bliss unlike most of Itaewon. We were the only people in the place which made it VERY quiet which for some makes their day but for us made us wonder where the party went and perhaps that’s because it’s set behind the main road, which I can’t stress enough clearly, so after looking at the 20 some works, we skedaddled. But the current works gave a nice little show. If you want to take a break from the main road with an artsy 30 minutes this is the place to go.
Their currently showcasing a two part series entitled “Before the Dawn of Language” until April 24th.
“In the beginning art was a mythical language which has got no boundaries and ideologies. As this has occurred, the feature of art has become a comprehensive language that has gone beyond culture and otherness, and through the first exhibition of project space Golmok. ‘Before the dawn of language’, we are looking to examine works of art as a notion of communication.”
Google Gallary Golmok to get a map.
Out Noksapyeong station exit three cross the street so you’re walking up to the main Itaewon strip. When you get to the Itaewon welcome gate cross the street and just there is the “Alley Market” sign, enter and the first little alley within the alley turn left and there it is. These directions make complete sense when you’re there.