Arts

The second exhibition resulting from the KCCUK’s Open Call for artists: Shinwook Kim: Sleepwalker KCCUK Open Call II Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1 – 3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW | www.kccuk.org.uk 8 June – 27 June 2015 The second winner of 2015 KCCUK Open Call is Shinwook Kim. His first […]

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Exhibition visit: Korean artists at Art 15

by Philip Gowman 26 May 2015
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No matter how prepared you think you are when you go to an art fair, you’ll always be caught unawares by a gallery who is showing an artist you weren’t expecting, or by a new side to an artist you thought you knew. In the most unlikely corner of the hall you can come across […]

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Brief exhibition visit: Ben Nathan: [K-reɪ-t] — at 43 Inverness Street

by Philip Gowman 25 May 2015
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Ben Nathan’s current show at 43 Inverness Street ends on Thursday (access by prior appointment with the gallery). LKL paid a brief visit this weekend. On the ground floor is a 4’17” video showing the installation of the work Brick, as the artist tows it along a cycle path before hauling it onto a concrete […]

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Exhibition visit: Korean crafts at Collect 2015

by Philip Gowman 18 May 2015
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Once again one of the featured craftsmen at the Korea Craft and Design Foundation stall at Collect 2015 was lacquerware artist Chung Haecho, who on his first appearance in 2013 had work collected by the Victoria & Albert Museum, and whose work greeted you first as you approached the stall. But this year it was […]

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Hwang Seontae and Lee Jeonglok in Masters of Light, at Shine Artists

by Philip Gowman 14 May 2015
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An opportunity to catch up with the latest work of two of Shine’s Korean artists: Masters of Light Ben Johnson | Hwang Seontae | Lee Jeonglok | Moto Waganari 14 May – 6 June 2015 Shine Artists | 49 Albemarle Street | London W1S 4JR | www.shineartists.com Mon – Fri 10 – 6 | Sat […]

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A Taste of Korea – at Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art, from 22 May

by Philip Gowman 13 May 2015
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Omer Tiroche’s new Mayfair gallery opened with its first exhibition in February this year. And for it’s second exhibition: a collection of established and emerging Korean artists: A Taste of Korea Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art | 21 Conduit Street | London W1S 2XP | www.otca.co.uk 22nd May – 19th June 2015 Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm […]

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Korean crafts at Collect 2015

by Philip Gowman 5 May 2015
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For the third successive year, the Korea Craft and Design Foundation will be hosting the work of several artisans on its stall at Collect. Gallery LVS, who have been at Collect for at least as long as KCDF, will also be there. On the top floor of the gallery, Korean artisans and designers Soojin Kang […]

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The Ways of Folding Space and Flying: the 2015 Korean pavilion at Venice

by Philip Gowman 3 May 2015
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This year’s Korean Pavilion at Venice features work by Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho: The Ways of Folding Space & Flying A project by Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho Exhibition Period: May 9 – November 22, 2015 Opening hours: Tue – Sun | 10 am – 6 pm (Closed on Mondays, except May 11, June […]

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Dansaekhwa – a Biennale collateral event in Venice, 7 May – 15 Aug

by Philip Gowman 3 May 2015
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Lee Ufan returns to Venice with some site-specific work as part of an official collateral event of Dansaekhwa artists: Dansaekhwa Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia Dates: May 7–August 15, 2015 Opening: May 7, 7pm Venue: Palazzo Contarini-Polignac | 874 Dorsoduro | 30123 Venezia www.villaempain.com | www.kukjegallery.com | www.tinakimgallery.com […]

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Sleepers in Venice: The Purgatory of Desires – Venice 8 May-7 June

by Philip Gowman 3 May 2015
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As well as the official Korean participation in this year’s Biennale, and the collateral event from Kukje Gallery, there’s a third exhibition in which ISKAI Contemporary Art presents specially commissioned Korean works inspired by a work of Mark Wallinger. Sleepers in Venice: The Purgatory of Desires Calle del Carbon, San Marco 4179, Venice, Italy / […]

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Hangjun Lee & Chulki Hong, Will Guthrie at Cafe Oto

by Philip Gowman 1 May 2015
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It’s a shame that this evening’s performance at an alternative music venue, supported by the KCC, clashes with a Korean rock showcase at the KCC. Hangjun Lee & Chulki Hong, Will Guthrie Tuesday 19 May 2015, 8pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin street | Dalston | London E8 3DL | www.cafeoto.co.uk £8 | £6 ADVANCE […]

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Korean-focused galleries at Art 15

by Philip Gowman 29 April 2015
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The third iteration of Art Fairs London is upon us, and while there are fewer of the big name galleries from Seoul coming this year there are still plenty of Korean artists who are new to London. A quick look at the art fair’s website indicates the following artists and galleries, and I’m sure there […]

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Ben Nathan: [K-reɪ-t] — at 43 Inverness Street

by Philip Gowman 23 April 2015
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The upcoming exhibition at 43 Inverness Street is of works produced during a residency run by Seoul Museum of Art: Ben Nathan: [K-reɪ-t] 24 April – 28 May 2015 PV: 23 April 6 – 9 pm 43 Inverness Street | London NW1 7HB | www.43inverness-street.com Opening Hours: Saturday 12 – 5 pm and by appointment […]

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Mooning Monday – Yva Jung’s exhibition at the KCCUK

by Philip Gowman 20 April 2015
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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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