Arts

News of a lunchtime lecture at the British Museum this coming Friday: Tradition and socialism: art and archaeology in North Korea Jane Portal Friday 29 April 2016, 13.30–14.30 BP Lecture Theatre Free, booking essential | Book Online In this lecture, Jane Portal, British Museum, will discuss the dual influence of Korean tradition and the socialist […]

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Exhibition news: Sacred Art – an international group exhibition at Aberglasney House, Carmarthen

by Philip Gowman 24 April 2016
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A reason to explore Carmarthenshire over the Mayday bank holiday weekend: curated by May Kim (whom many may remember from her time as curator at Mokspace) and co-curated by Nick Taylor, this exhibition features a number of Korean artists and performers: Bupjeon Sunim | Chae Hee Jung | Chang Sook Lee | Jeon Je-woo | […]

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Shine Artists open in Chelsea

by Philip Gowman 22 April 2016
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Shine Artists, who have hitherto been based in Albemarle Gallery off Piccadilly, have just opened up in the Sloane Square area. Their first exhibition features many of their house artists. From Korea: Hwang Seontae | Im Changwook | Jeong Woojae | Kim Chansong | Lee Jeonglok | Lee Jeongwoong | Mari Kim | Lee Jaehyo […]

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Exhibition news: Kye Sook Park at Riverhouse Arts Centre

by Philip Gowman 1 April 2016
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Notice of an exhibition in Walton-on-Thames by Kye Sook Park, whom we last noticed exhibiting in Mokspace in 2013: Kye Sook Park Robert Phillips Gallery | Riverhouse Arts Centre | Manor Road | Walton on Thames | Surrey KT12 2PF Wednesday 30 March – Sunday 17 April 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday 11am-4pm Sunday […]

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Exhibition news: Hoyeon Kang – How to Shout Yahoo, at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 29 March 2016
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The KCC’s next exhibition is by Hoyeon Kang, winner of the KCCUK’s 2016 Spring Open Call. Hoyeon Kang: How to Shout Yahoo 19 April- 27 May The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to announce that Hoyeon Kang has been selected for the 2016 Spring Open Call Exhibition. His proposal was chosen from over 135 applicants […]

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Event news: Great Exhibitionists – Braedalyn, at the RCM

by Philip Gowman 16 March 2016
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A couple of months ago Joo Yeon Sir participated in an interesting music / projection / dance event at the RCM. In the same series is a performance tomorrow lunchtime featuring music and visuals, the latter provided by RCA student Jin Joon Lee: Great Exhibitionists – Braedalyn 1:05pm | 17 March 2016 Britten Theatre | […]

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Kim Kulim in London: 4’33” and the meaning of 1/24”

by Philip Gowman 14 March 2016
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One of the highlights of the two-day focus on Korean artist films at Tate Modern was the opportunity to meet veteran avant-garde artist Kim Kulim. Kim was a leading experimental artist who first achieved prominence in the 1960s, exploring new frontiers such as performance, mail art and land art as well as experimental film. “I do […]

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Exhibition visit: Bates’s Room – Shin Kiwoun at the Old Police Station

by Philip Gowman 13 March 2016
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The Old Police Station in Deptford is an interesting, slightly claustrophobic space for exhibiting art. A reception area with, behind, four gloomy holding cells whose walls are clad in ceramic tiles. Given the lack of light, it’s particularly suitable for showing video works. And the oppressive atmosphere was particularly suited to Shin Kiwoun’s  theme which, […]

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Event news: I am Sun Mu screens at Human Rights Watch Film Fest

by Philip Gowman 9 March 2016
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The documentary about the North Korean defector artist known as Sun Mu gets two screenings as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. LKL’s review from last Autumn’s Raindance is here. I am Sun Mu Director: Adam Sjöberg Year: 2015 / 80m Language(s): English, Chinese, Korean March 13, 2016 5:30 PM @ Ritzy Brixton […]

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Exhibition news: Two Seeds of Early Spring, at the RCA

by Philip Gowman 27 February 2016
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News of a brief exhibition at the RCA: Two Seeds of Early Spring 1 March – 5 March 1 March at 18:00 to 5 March at 18:00 Royal College of Art | Hockney Gallery (Stevens Building) | Kensington Gore | London SW7 2EU Two Seeds of Early Spring showcases recent productions by artists Jinhee Park […]

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Event news: ARTTALK — What is Dansaekhwa?

by Philip Gowman 23 February 2016
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At the moment I’m struggling with Park Seo-Bo’s big solo show at the White Cube, so I’m hoping that this talk might help me approach it with greater understanding. ARTTALK: Contemporary Korean Art Today What is Dansaekhwa? The Korean Monochrome Movement and Park Seo-Bo Thursday 3 March 2016, 6:30pm Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand […]

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Exhibition visit: Yiyun Kang’s Casting, at the V+A

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2016
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Yiyun Kang’s Casting installation, in which she projects lighting effects with pinpoint accuracy onto the complex 3-dimensional surfaces of Roman and medieval sculptures, is a slightly eerie and a very special experience. The technique, known called projection-mapping, requires painstaking measurements of the target surface to be taken, to ensure that the projection is not distorted by […]

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Exhibition visit: Noh Suntag at 43 Inverness Street and Fitzrovia Gallery

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2016
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In his written introduction to the two parallel exhibitions at 43 Inverness Street and the Fitzrovia Gallery, Noh Suntag says “I am exploring how the Korean War lives and breathes in contemporary Korean society. I glare at the space where divided powers manipulate the war and division at will, treating them as a chapter of […]

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Exhibition news: Abstractions & Figurations, at Gallery 54

by Philip Gowman 14 February 2016
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Ceramic artist and sculptor Sarah E Choi (음은경) will be appearing in a group exhibition at Gallery 54 in Shepherd Market from 22 February: Abstractions & Figurations Date: 22 – 28 February 2016 daily from 11am – 6pm Venue: Gallery 54 | 54 Shepherd Market | London W1J 7QX Private View: Tuesday 23 Feb, 6 […]

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Exhibition news: No Monkey Business

by Philip Gowman 13 February 2016
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A one-day group show to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the start of the Year of the Monkey will be held on 14 February near Leicester Square: No Monkey Business Q-Park China Town | 20 Newport Place | London WC2H 7PR 14 February 2016, 12 noon – 6pm Curated by Sujin Shin & Mira Gogova Supported […]

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Exhibition news: ART KOREA London

by Philip Gowman 8 February 2016
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Notice of a group show by Korean artists based in Korea, at the White House near Great Portland Street tube: ART KOREA London Le Dame Art Gallery 3 Feb – 3 Mar 2016 Meliá White House | Albany Street | London NW1 3UP Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm | weekends by appointment 07947 653530 […]

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Exhibition visit: a brief walk round London Art Fair 2016

by Philip Gowman 31 January 2016
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No matter how well you prepare yourself for an art fair, you are bound to be caught unawares as you follow your planned route from stall to stall. In our visit of course we focused on Skipwiths, Shine and Hanmi, but elsewhere we came across the established photographer Boomoon showing at Flowers Gallery, and emerging […]

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