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The next exhibition at the KCCUK is timed to coincide with London Craft Week: Korean Ceramics: Between Serenity and Dynamism Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Dates: 3 May – 3 June 2017 The Korean Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF) presents ‘Between Serenity and Dynamism; Korean Ceramics’, an exhibition that explores the beauty […]

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Exhibition news: Puncheong — Crossing the timelines, at Han Collection

by Philip Gowman 21 April 2017
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May is shaping up to be a good month for ceramics this year. There’s this, there’s Made in Korea, there’s the Arumjigi exhibition, and a special exhibition at the V+A soon to be announced. Puncheong: Crossing the timelines Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk 5 May – […]

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Exhibition news: Arumjigi brings work of 38 artisans to London Craft Week

by Philip Gowman 20 April 2017
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The Koreans are coming to London Craft Week in force. As well as the Made in Korea ceramics exhibition at Sladmore Contemporary, there are nearly fourty artisans exhibiting courtesy of the Arumjigi Cultural Keepers Foundation. Beth McKillop came across them in the 2016 Culture Communication Forum in Seoul, and they exhibited a gorgeous set of […]

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Exhibition news: Made in Korea – Korean ceramics in Brighton and London

by Philip Gowman 17 April 2017
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Having been following some of these ceramic artists for a number of years, we’re really looking forward to this. Brighton or London, Stoke-on-Trent or Seoul – there will be a few opportunities to experience this exhibition. Made in Korea The Ceramic House 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 27/28 May, vernissage Thursday 4th May London Craft Week showcases a […]

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Exhibition news: Hong Sungchul — Solid But Fluid, at Pontone Gallery

by Philip Gowman 9 April 2017
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Pontone Gallery’s latest exhibition: Hong Sungchul: Solid But Fluid 17 March – 16 April 2017 Opening reception Thursday 16 March | 6–8 pm Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB | www.pontonegallery.com Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm | Sat: 11am – 7pm | Sun: 11pm – 6pm Born in 1969 in […]

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Exhibition visit: Chosun Paintings — Beyond Borders, Beauty.

by Philip Gowman 4 April 2017
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When going along to an exhibition of work by North Korean artists you’re not quite sure what to expect. David Heather’s collection that was exhibited at La Galleria in 2007 had something for all tastes, including propaganda posters; a genre, influenced by western painting styles, that might be dismissed as Juche kitsch; and Chosonwha, which […]

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Exhibition news: Jeongwon Eom — 1:60, the KCC’s second 2017 Open Call exhibition

by Philip Gowman 29 March 2017
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The next exhibition at the KCC is by Jeongwon Eom, finalist in the KCC’s 2017 Open Call: Jeongwon Eom — 1:60 The 2017 KCCUK Open Call II Exhibition Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW | Main Entrance on Northumberland Avenue from 3 to 22 April 2017, Monday–Friday: […]

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Exhibition visit: Suh Do-ho — Passage/s

by Philip Gowman 19 March 2017
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Visiting the Suh Do-ho solo show at Victoria Miro gallery is a very British experience. You queue to get in the front door, queue in the back yard to get to the second exhibition space and, once admitted to this gallery you queue again to get up close to the main exhibit. In the dozen […]

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Exhibition news: Haenyeo – Women of the Sea, at National Maritime Museum

by Philip Gowman 5 March 2017
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Korea’s latest addition to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage register makes an appearance in Greenwich this month. Full-size portraits of Jeju’s famous diving women by Hyung S. Kim; another chance to experience Mikhail Karikis’s video and sound installation Sea Women (LKL reviews the 2012 Wapping installation of the work here); plus, if like me you […]

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Exhibition news: Yeji Kim – Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 23 February 2017
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The upcoming exhibition at the KCC is by Yeji Kim, winner of the KCC’s 2017 Open Call: Yeji Kim: Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things A series of paintings which explore a sense of the virtual world, inspired by the flatness of images found on social media platforms. 27 February – 18 March 2017 Korean […]

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Exhibition visit: KAA residency — I, Kid

by Philip Gowman 19 February 2017
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For their January 2017 exhibition and performance at the KCC, the Korean Artists Association chose nostalgia for childhood as their theme. The text which follows is from the exhibition catalogue, with installation shots mainly by LKL. I, Kid. 우리어릴적 Childhood memories are special to all of us. They do not disappear, but are planted in […]

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Exhibition news: North Korean Paintings — Beyond Borders, Beauty, at Coningsby Gallery

by Philip Gowman 16 February 2017
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Late notice of an exhibition of a private collection of paintings by North Korean artists. Thanks to Hannah Giles and Marc Leggett for bringing this to my attention. North Korean Paintings: Beyond Borders, Beauty Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 10:00 AM – Sun, 19 Feb 2017, 9:00 PM The Coningsby Gallery | 30 Tottenham Street | […]

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Exhibition news: Park Seo-Bo — ZIGZAG: Ecriture 1983-1992, at White Cube

by Philip Gowman 9 February 2017
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After last year’s hit show, White Cube are aiming to repeat the success with a different range of work from the distinguished artist’s studio. “The works by Park Seo-Bo in this show consist of paper, worked into the paint surface so it looks like a big brushstroke,” says Martin Gayford in The Spectator. Park Seo-Bo: […]

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Exhibition news: Do Ho Suh — Passage/s, at Victoria Miro

by Philip Gowman 8 February 2017
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Victoria Miro Gallery is presenting an exhibition of new work by Do Ho Suh, who has now made London his home. The exhibition lasts until 18 March and has been getting some enthusiastic coverage. Do Ho Suh: Passage/s 1 February – 18 March 2017 Victoria Miro | 16 Wharf Road | London N1 7RW | […]

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Exhibition news: Korean show at Albemarle Gallery

by Philip Gowman 1 February 2017
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Albemarle Gallery is hosting a group show of some of their regular Korean artists (and those of their sister gallery, Pontone) from 2 February – 4 March Albemarle Gallery | 49 Albemarle Street | London W1S 4JR T: +44 (0)20 7499 1616 | E: info@albemarlegallery.com | www.albemarlegallery.com Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm | Saturday: […]

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Event news: Jogakpo workshops at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery

by Philip Gowman 29 January 2017
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Supplementing the workshops hosted by Kingston Adult Education is a four-week Korean patchwork project at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery commencing 1 February. Korean patchwork ‘Jogakbo’ Workshop The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery The Walled Garden | Thames Street | Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 6AB We welcome The Korean Cultural Centre to the gallery with a unique opportunity to learn […]

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Exhibition news: Korean crafts at Collect 2017

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2017
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Korean crafts will again be strongly represented at COLLECT this year, with a stall on the ground floor featuring a dozen artists supported by the Korea Craft & Design Foundation, and three independent artists displaying on the top floor. The exhibition is at Saatchi Gallery, 2-6 February. Saatchi Gallery | Duke of York’s HQ | […]

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