Weaver's South East Asia Trip travel blog

Outside the Seoul Museum of Art



Even the window were decorated with his characters

When you were inside, it looked like they were peeking through the...

The display on the first floor

the stairs with a huge red tongue wrapped around it led to...


the entrance was through this mouth

we were not allowed to take pictures inside the exhibit rooms

The Penis fish outside a restaurant that you could have cooked

Or you could choose this

We chose the 3 layered Pork Galbi. This is before we grilled...

After. So tasty!

We met Bryan & Carly late in the morning and headed off to see the Tim Burton Exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Art. The Exhibition opened in December putting together a series of his works to celebrate the Christmas season. Movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Batman, the Nightmare Before Christmas, and Alice in Wonderland were featured. Burton is well known for seamlessly combining fantasy with reality with a dash of dark humor. His movies have attracted a cult following and earned him a reputation as a true artist. This exhibition featured 862 of his works including drawings, paintings, short films, sculptures, music and costumes that have been used in the making of his feature-length movies. The exhibition was divided into three parts. The first part, titled Surviving Burbank covered his younger years from 1958 to 1976. He was born Timothy Walter Burton in Burbank, California, United States. He was an introvert with a wild imagination that often gave birth to unique creations. The second, Beautifying Burbank, covered the years 1977 to 1984 including his time with Cal Arts and Walt Disney. Most of his work in that period was based on his fascination with childhood fantasies, inspiring the wacky but humorous Tim Burton characters that many of us recognize today. The last segment of the exhibition, Beyond Burbank, covered his most productive years from 1985 to the present. This is the period in which he created the great movies that made him world famous. The Tim Burton exhibit has been en route since 2009, having stopped at New York, Melbourne, Paris, and Los Angeles. Seoul is the final destination for the exhibit, ending in April. This exhibit includes 100 more works from the director's last feature, Frankenweenie. We had a coffee and snack in the cafeteria at the Museum when we were tired.After spending most of the afternoon there, we headed out for dinner and walked around. It was still cold! Some of the restaurants displayed unusual fish just outside their windows that you could choose to have cooked up. We ended up having Galbi Pork (Samgypsal), a 3 layer meat that you BBQ yourself on a grill that is recessed in the table. It was like the really thick bacon rashers we can buy in Canada. Kimchi, seaweed and pickled sliced onions was provided with the meal. It was fun cooking, sipping beer and talking. The room however got really smoky and so they had to open the door a few times. Unfortunately our table was beside the door so it was chilly since it was -13 C outside! After dinner, Carly & Bryan returned to their place and we went to our Guest House.

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