Arts

There is a screening, book release and artist talk today featuring Yeon Lee’s Running Stage: Yeon Lee: Running Stage 7pm, Friday 18 August 2017 Coldharbour Studios | 26-34 Southwell Road | London SE5 9PG Curated by Eunice Yoo of I-MYU Projects. While collecting and repeating countless stories about memories, I wanted to experience the dynamics […]

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Event news: A lacquer masterclass at the V+A

by Events Editor 2 August 2017
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An opportunity to get behind the scenes of the V+A’s lacquer collection: Lustrous Surfaces: East Asian Lacquer Masterclass ART STUDIO 10:15 – 16:45 Sackler Centre for the Arts, Victoria and Albert Museum 8 November 2017 Join expert curators and conservators from the V&A on a unique exploration of the traditions and techniques of East Asian […]

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Exhibition news: Lee Jeonglok and Lee Jinyong at Pontone Gallery

by Events Editor 7 July 2017
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A double solo show at Pontone Gallery in July: Lee Jeonglok — Parallel Worlds: Tree of Life & Nabi Lee Jinyong — The Weight of Thought 30 June – 23 July 2017 Monday – Friday 10-7pm | Saturday 11-7pm | Sunday 11-6pm Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB Tel: +44 (0)20 […]

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Event news: Sun Ju Lee in Arthill Gallery Summer Group Show

by Events Editor 4 July 2017
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News of a group exhibition in a converted church in West Kensington. Summer Group Show Arthill Gallery | Ground Floor | Lourdes Apartments | North End Road | London W14 9NU | www.arthillgallery.com 6 July 2017 – 3 September 2017 Artists: Cyrus Mahboubian | Sun Ju Lee | Shaoyan Li Arthill Gallery is pleased to […]

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Exhibition visit: Contemporary Korean Ceramics at the V+A

by Philip Gowman 26 June 2017
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This year-long exhibition as part of the Korea/UK 2017-18 cultural collaboration brings together a range of approaches and responses to Korean ceramics. From work that is purely functional to work that is purely decorative, via work that seeks to critique contemporary Korean society, the unifying element is the quality of the craftsmanship and execution. Yoon […]

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Event news: Adam Cathcart talks on Soviet art’s impact on DPRK

by Events Editor 22 June 2017
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As part of a party celebrating the launch of the summer edition of Index on Censorship – the Russian Revolution edition – Adam Cathcart, founder of Sino-NK.com and lecturer in Chinese history at Leeds University will be giving a talk on the impact of Soviet art on North Korean art and culture. We are also […]

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Exhibition news: Made in Korea – Ceramics at Sladmore Contemporary

by Events Editor 22 June 2017
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The ceramics exhibition that was in Brighton during May will be coming to London in July: Made in Korea Sladmore Contemporary | 32 Bruton Place | Off Berkeley Square | London W1J 6NW | www.sladmorecontemporary.com Wed 12 Jul – Fri 28 July 2017 Mon – Thu 10am – 6pm | Fri 10am – 5pm | […]

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Event news: performances in the upcoming Korean Avant-Garde exhibition

by Events Editor 20 June 2017
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News of two performances taking place as part of the upcoming KCCUK exhibition Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive. There will also be two performances (Snail’s Gallop and The Method of Drawing 76–2) by the veteran artist Lee Kun-yong on the opening night, 26 June. ZADIE XA Performance: The Sea Child, Octopus and Brass […]

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Call for writers – Bongsu Park’s INTERNAL LIBRARY project

by Events Editor 18 June 2017
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Details of an interesting collaborative performance in July, taking place in that wonderful space the is the Print Room library / bar / venue under the Notting Hill Coronet cinema. Bongsu Park’s multi-disciplinary projects blur the boundaries between dance and performance art. Her most recent work to be performed in London was the two-part Crossing Over […]

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

by Philip Gowman 14 June 2017
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The National Maritime Museum, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, played host to an exhibition featuring South Korea’s latest inclusion in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. Life-size photographs of Jeju’s famous diving women were dotted around a building which began life in 1807 as a school for the children of British seafarers. […]

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Exhibition news: Sungfeel Yun in Artist Rooms

by Events Editor 13 June 2017
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Nice to see Sungfeel Yun exhibiting in London again: Encounter Contemporary: Artist Rooms Nicolas Feldmeyer | Nika Neelova | Tim Garwood | Sungfeel Yun | Kristian Kragelund 22-30 June 2017 Copeland Gallery | 133 Copeland Road | Peckham | London SE15 3SN Nearest Station: Peckham Rye | 12 mins From Victoria Encounter Contemporary is pleased […]

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Do Ho Suh in one-night-only installation for Art Night

by Events Editor 12 June 2017
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For last year’s Art Night, Koo Jeong-a gave an upgrade to a disused underground station. This year, Do Ho Suh will take over Hawksmoor’s masterpiece with video installations from his recent show Passages. He is also working on a very special Art Night new commission to be unveiled later in the year as part of […]

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Exhibition news: Through Their Eyes – depicting Korea and UK then and now

by Events Editor 6 June 2017
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A new summer exhibition in Kingston Museum which will give another opportunity to view some of Han Collection’s early 20th century prints as well as contemporary work. Through their eyes: depicting Korea and UK then and now Kingston Museum | Wheatfield Way | Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS Tuesday Friday & Saturday: 10am to 5pm […]

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Exhibition news: Paper Man — Lee Joo-youn, at Han Collection

by Events Editor 2 June 2017
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News of Han Collection’s June exhibition: Paper Man: Lee Joo-youn 7th Jun – 21st Jun 2017 Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk Far from the commercial super heroes of comics and movies, Paper Man lives in the lightness and destructibility of a sheet of paper. Shifting wind […]

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Event news: Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive

by Events Editor 30 May 2017
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We’re really looking forward to this exploration of the 60s and 70s avant-garde. It promises to be challenging, but hopefully rewarding too. Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Dates: 27 June – 19 August 2017 The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) is pleased to announce Rehearsals […]

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Hwang Jihae’s Shoes Tree project at Seoul Station

by Philip Gowman 28 May 2017
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This year’s Chelsea Flower Show has just come to an end. No Korean participation this year, as far as I am aware. Last year Hwang Hay-joung won silver gilt for her Smart Garden sponsored by LG. But loyal readers will remember back to 2011 and 2012, when Hwang Jihae, without a big name corporate sponsor, […]

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News of the visual arts programme as part of Korea/UK season 2017/18

by Philip Gowman 27 May 2017
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Back in February, the British Council announced the various cultural events taking place in Korea as part of the UK/Korea season of cultural exchange. The first of the reciprocal events, the launch of the Korea/UK season, took place in the V&A last week with the launch of the Contemporary Korean Ceramics exhibition, with the upcoming […]

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