Arts

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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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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Exhibition visit: Korean highlights of London Art Fair 2015

by Philip Gowman 25 February 2015
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This year LKL avoided the crowded opening evening of the London Art Fair, opting for a quieter evening later in the week. It’s something we’ll do in future. There still seem to be waiters wandering round offering free drinks, but with fewer punters around you can actually move between the galleries you want to see […]

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Exhibition visit: Out of the Ordinary — Award-winning works by Young Korean Architects

by Philip Gowman 23 February 2015
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LKL reports from the exhibition of young Korean architects at The CASS, which runs until 28 February. In an informative essay in the Out of the Ordinary catalogue, associate curator Junghyun Park gives us a fascinating snippet of information. When Neo meets the Architect of The Matrix in the final scene of The Matrix Reloaded, […]

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Hyojin Park in Skipwiths inaugural show

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2015
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If you went to the London Art Fair this year and visited the Skipwiths / CAIS stall, you will have noticed that the photographic prints of Hyojin Park were getting a lot of attention. Park now features in the gallery’s inaugural group show, runs until 14 March. Reconstructed Minds February 12th – March 14th Skipwiths […]

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Looking back at 2014: Culture, sport and tourism

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2015
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In the first of four articles looking back over 2014, we recall some of the culture, sports and heritage stories that made the news. Arts Dansaekhwa emerged as flavour of the year. Following the MMCA exhibition in 2013 and Joan Kee’s book, Kukje Gallery had a monochrome retrospective, and dansaekhwa artists were included in MMCA […]

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Exhibition visit: Shin Meekyoung — Painting Series, at HADA Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 11 February 2015
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According to the notice advertising the exhibition, Shin Meekyoung’s Painting Series questions the values we ascribe to art works: by using expendable material rather than canvas and oils, and by avoiding the depiction of any discernible subject matter, she aims “to question the authority the painting has enjoyed for centuries.” Shin’s soap paintings are meant […]

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Exhibition visit: Young In Hong — In Her Dream, at the ICA

by Philip Gowman 9 February 2015
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An opulent table set for dinner, with rather unsettling ornaments, greets you in the ICA Theatre for the performance of Young In Hong’s piece In Her Dream. A solo cellist / vocalist starts playing slow arpeggios as four female dancers take their place at table, their eyes blindfolded in black veils. They take their veils […]

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Young In Hong: a new commission at the ICA for fig-2

by Philip Gowman 5 February 2015
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Korean artist Young In Hong is the 6th artist in fig-2, an artistic relay event at the ICA. According to their website, fig-2 is a revival of fig-1, which presented 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks. fig-1 was conceived and developed by Mark Francis and Jay Jopling in 2000. Fifteen years later, fig-2 brings together a programme […]

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Shin Meekyoung and T.O.P receive Prudential Eye awards

by Philip Gowman 31 January 2015
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London-based South Korean artist Shin Meekyoung won the 2015 Prudential Eye Award in the sculpture category, at a cemerony held in Singapore on 20 January this year. The Prudential Eye Awards were launched in 2014 by the Prudential Eye Programme, a partnership between Parallel Contemporary Art, Saatchi Gallery and Prudential – the collaboration which also […]

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Style Sharing – International Fashion Showcase at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 31 January 2015
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The KCCUK maintains its recent form of linking up with London Fashion Week (20-24 February 2015). As in previous years, its first new show of the year features Korean fashion designers in London: Style Sharing International Fashion Showcase 16 Feb, 2015 – 4 April, 2015 Preview: 18.30~20.30, 16 Feb, 2015 RSVP: info@kccuk.org.uk The Exhibition explores […]

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