Arts

The KCCUK’s late Spring exhibition opens this Thursday: Yva Jung: Mooning Monday 23 April – 16 May 2015 Born in Seoul in 1983, Yva Jung lives and works in London. She is a recipient of International Fellowship and grants including the Jerome Foundation (2011) and Arts Council Korea (2011, 2008). Her previous exhibitions include: CAFAM […]

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Bedrooms of the Remembered

by Philip Gowman 15 April 2015
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Photographer Kim Hong-Ji has put together a moving portfolio of pictures in memory of the Sewol victims. He has been in touch with relatives of some of the students, visiting their homes and taking pictures of the bedrooms of those who died in the disaster. Available on the BBC and Reuters websites.

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Korean ceramic artists at Ceramic Art London 2015

by Philip Gowman 13 April 2015
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The Craft Potters Association is holding Ceramic Arts London 2015 at the Royal College of Art from Friday 17 – Sunday 19 April 2015. Ceramic Art London 2015 provides a unique showcase for contemporary studio ceramics featuring work from leading national and international makers. There are six Korean ceramists exhibiting their work, and there will […]

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Making, dyeing and using traditional Korean paper – a rewarding day of workshops at the V+A

by Philip Gowman 12 April 2015
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A fascinating pair of workshops at the V&A on Saturday introduced an audience of conservators to the making and dyeing of traditional Korean paper, and of some of its modern uses. The workshops were presented as part of the Adapt & Evolve Conference 2015 organised by the Book & Paper Group of the Institute of […]

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Hanmi Gallery to exhibit Leonard Johannson in Seoul

by Philip Gowman 10 April 2015
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Hanmi Gallery’s Sinsadong space opened last year, with the objective of bringing western artists to Seoul. The next exhibition should be an interesting one, with Swedish/Korean artist Leonard Johannson, whose London exhibition a year ago we rather liked. Leonard Johansson: ‘Under the influence’ Hanmi Gallery | Seoul 한미갤러리 | 서울시 강남구 신사동 608-12 | +82 […]

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Royal Asiatic Society lecture: Humour and Eighteenth-Century Korean Art

by Philip Gowman 8 April 2015
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It’s not often that the one-time parent organisation the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch (est 1900) puts on an event that is anything to do with Korea. But the upcoming talk at the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (est 1823) looks well worth the wait. Humour and Eighteenth-Century Korean Art RAS STUDENT […]

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Style Sharing and the AW15 collections at London Fashion Week

by Philip Gowman 8 April 2015
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Once again the Korean Cultural Centre participated fully in London Fashion Week with a contribution to the International Fashion Showcase. The exhibition, entitled Style Sharing and curated by Tory Turk, focused on Korean designers with London training. To complement the displays, British filmmaker Eoin Glaister was asked to produce short videos inspired by the work […]

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Kim Chang-kyum joins group show at Hall Place & Gardens

by Philip Gowman 3 April 2015
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Bexley Heritage Trust seems to be acquiring a taste for Korean contemporary art. Last year they included Lee Hyunkoo’s work in a group show at Hall Place & Gardens, and Shin Meekyoung’s work in an exhibition at nearby Danson House. This year, Kim Chang-kyum’s work Water Shadow Four Seasons will feature in a water-themed group […]

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Is it Really Korea? a photographic exhibition at Connect

by Philip Gowman 24 March 2015
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Andy McKillop, a person with aphasia, took photographs of his trip to South Korea to make a fascinating exhibition. The exhibition opens at Connect, St Alphege, King’s Bench Street, London SE1 0QZ (020 7367 0845) on Friday 27 March 2015 at 4.00pm till 8.00pm. Drinks and snacks provided. The exhibition continues in April: Wednesday 1 […]

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Exhibition visit: Hur Shan at Gazelli Art House

by Philip Gowman 15 March 2015
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Hur Shan’s first solo show at Gazelli Art House highlights some interesting new directions in his practice. Hur has always been interested in what lies beneath the surface: his architectural installations hack away at concrete pillars or the plasterwork on a wall to reveal treasures embedded in the underlying fabric: an ancient ceramic or a […]

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“Icons of Rhetoric – Reading North Korea through its Images” returns for a second exhibition

by Philip Gowman 14 March 2015
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After a brief exhibition in Dalston last November, Icons of Rhetoric returns to a more central location for a two-week show at the Guardian offices behind Kings Cross: @The Guardian (News and Media Gallery), Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU. Exhibition opens 10am – 6pm every day from Monday March 23rd – Saturday 4th […]

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A day of art, documentary and music, all for free

by Philip Gowman 12 March 2015
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It always amazes me how much is on offer for free in London. I was determined to get to at least one of Joo Yeon Sir’s (free) Beethoven recitals at the Royal College of Music – but at 6pm, they are inconveniently early in the evening for someone working at Canary Wharf. So I booked […]

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Bada Song’s CASH or SMASH Cornflake Sale, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 8 March 2015
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An intriguing performance-cum-exhibition coming up at Mokspace on the weekend of Mothering Sunday. Bada Song’s CASH or SMASH Cornflake Sale Performance / Event at MOKSPACE 2015 by Bada Song Sat 14th & Sun 15th March 2015, 10 am – 6 pm 33, Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH For the weekend of 14th 15th March 2015 […]

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Lee Ufan returns to Lisson Gallery

by Philip Gowman 7 March 2015
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In his first solo show in the UK since 2008, Lee Ufan makes a welcome return to the Lisson Gallery this month. Look out, too, for a talk by the artist at the KCCUK on 21 March. Lee Ufan 25 March – 9 May 2015 Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm | Saturday: 11:00am – […]

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Hangjun Lee: Nebula Rising, at Christine Park Gallery

by Philip Gowman 6 March 2015
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Christine Park Gallery has been open for a while, but this is the first time they have featured a Korean artist. Hangjun Lee: Nebula Rising Accumulation & Permeation A dual screen 16mm projection and accompanying film-related materials. Christine Park Gallery | 35 Riding House Street | London W1W 7EA | www.christinepark.net 6 March – 11 […]

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Hyunjeong Lim: The Figures by the Sea, at James Freeman Gallery

by Philip Gowman 2 March 2015
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Opening at James Freeman Gallery in Islington this week: The Figures by the Sea Hyunjeong Lim Solo Exhibition 6 – 28 March 2015 James Freeman Gallery | 354 Upper Street | Islington | London N1 0PD T: +44(0)20 7226 3300 | http://jamesfreemangallery.com Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 6:30 Opening Reception: Thursday 5 March, 6:30 – […]

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Brief exhibition visit: Hyojin Park in Reconstructed Minds, at Skipwiths

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2015
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Skipwiths’ inaugural group show, which juxtaposes the works of three contemporary artists alongside ancient Chinese ceramics and 20th Century Western artists, is remarkably successful in drawing parallels – both intended and unintended – between the works. Hyojin Park is represented not just by one of her photographic prints from the Spiritual Garden series but two sculptures […]

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