Arts

Bridging the gap between craft and conceptual art, Meekyoung Shin’s exquisitely crafted work is equally popular with critics and the public. Her new exhibition at the National Centre for Craft and Design opens on Saturday: Meekyoung Shin’s Cabinet of Curiosities 26 July – 2 November 2014 The Artist London and Seoul-based Korean artist Meekyoung Shin […]

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Exhibition visit: MFA Degree show at Goldsmiths

by Philip Gowman 21 July 2014
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It’s not always easy to get to the degree shows of the various art colleges, but I managed to sneak away from work one lunchtime and pop down to New Cross Gate to take a few installation shots at the Goldsmiths MFA 2014 degree show. Four Korean artists were showing, and I was lucky enough […]

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Bongsu Park – Keita Miyazaki: Sound & Vision, at Rosenfeld Porcini

by Philip Gowman 17 July 2014
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Having hosted a live performance of some of Bongsu Park’s works earlier this year, Rosenfeld Porcini are presenting a joint exhibition of Park with Japanese artist Keita Miyazaki. Included in the show will be a video of CELL which features three dancers. Bongsu Park – Keita Miyazaki: Sound & Vision 25 July – 30 September […]

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Exhibition visit: Kwon Soonhak at UNION Gallery

by Philip Gowman 13 July 2014
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This is an exhibition whose accompanying essay says it all. So often the blurb which goes with an exhibition is incomprehensible. Union has done it exactly right with this particular essay. The altarpiece which is the subject of the work Ecce Homo is from All Souls Langham Place, where the artist sings in the choir. […]

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Seung-Taek Lee solo exhibition at Mot International

by Philip Gowman 13 July 2014
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I’m glad I’m not alone in not having heard of Seung Taek Lee before. The press release says “this exhibition … presents works of an artist who is currently being re-evaluated by the international art scene as arguably one of the most radical and experimental artists in the East Asia region in the 20th century,” […]

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Jeehee Park: Elephant in the Room, at Hanmi Gallery

by Philip Gowman 8 July 2014
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News of Hanmi Gallery’s 36th interim exhibition: Jeehee Park: Elephant in the Room 18 July – 3 August 2014 12 – 6pm every day Hanmi Gallery | 30 Maple Street | London | W1T 6HA | 020 7436 9717 www.hanmigallery.co.uk Hanmi Gallery is pleased to present Elephant in the Room — an exhibition of multi-sensory […]

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Shin Meekyoung’s Toilet Project comes to sketch London

by Philip Gowman 4 July 2014
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Shin Meekyoung’s Toilet Project seems to be getting everywhere. Now at a club just off Regent Street. Meekyoung Shin: Toilet Project sketch, 9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG FROM JULY Hanmi gallery is pleased to present Meekyoung Shin’s ongoing “Toilet Project” at sketch London, which will feature soap “artefact” sculptures that visitors can ‘use’ in the […]

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Soon Hak Kwon: Truth is in the Detail, at Union Gallery

by Philip Gowman 3 July 2014
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I somehow can’t believe that this is Soon Hak Kwon’s first solo show in the UK – he has been such a fixture of the Korean art scene over the past few years that I kind of assume he must have had several. Anyway, it’ll be nice to be able to focus on his work […]

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Killer creativity at the RCA graduate show

by Philip Gowman 27 June 2014
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A quick tour of the Royal College of Art degree show last weekend showed just how many Korean artists and designers there are in London. I had gone along to see the work of a handful of friends whose work I had got to know through various exhibitions over the past couple of years, and […]

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Inventing Temperature – the KCC’s summer exhibition

by Philip Gowman 22 June 2014
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Now this is something quite different: an exhibition inspired by the ideas of a Cambridge academic. Hasok Chang is Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, and describes his research interests as “history and philosophy of chemistry and physics from the 18th century onward; philosophy of scientific practice; other topics in […]

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Hyunjoo Son: The Island is a Buoy, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 22 June 2014
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News of the upcoming Mokspace exhibition. Strange to have an opening viewing on a Wednesday, when it’s head-to-head with the opening of the KCC’s new exhibition. But catch it while you can: it’s only on for less than two weeks. Hyunjoo Son: The Island is a Buoy Private View: Wednesday 25th June 6.00 – 8.00 […]

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Tracey Emin name-checks Paul Lee’s work in Summer Exhibition review

by Philip Gowman 21 June 2014
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Congratulations to Korean artist Paul Lee – not only did he get work accepted into this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, but one of his pieces got name-checked by Tracey Emin in her review of the show. Click on the image below to go to the BBC website where you can watch the 4’42″ video […]

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Exhibition visit: Kim Hayoung’s degree show

by Philip Gowman 20 June 2014
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Kim Hayoung’s work grows on me each time I see it. And while I enjoy seeing work exhibited in a domestic setting (such as 43 Inverness Street, where Kim has had two solo shows already), it was also good to see it in a huge, well-lit exhibition space. The big work painted in acrylic on […]

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New works by Minho Kwon – at Anise Gallery

by Philip Gowman 18 June 2014
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The last time I saw some of Minho Kwon’s work was in one of the KCC’s Call for Artists exhibitions, back in December 2008. So it’s good to see a solo show coming up at Anise Gallery near Tower Bridge: New Works by Minho Kwon Anise Gallery, 27 June – 20 July 13a Shad Thames […]

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Anna Paik in Medici Gallery Still Life exhibition

by Philip Gowman 18 June 2014
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The Medici Gallery’s current exhibition, which runs 10 June – 8 July 2014, features paintings by six artists, including Anna Paik. Still Life Exhibition June 10th – July 8th Pierre-Yves Russo, Barbara Richardson RBA, Jo Barrett, Andrew Holmes, Tom Hughes and Anna Paik Medici Gallery | 5 Cork Street | London | W1S 3LQ | […]

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Exhibition visit: Lee Jae-hyo — Grass Flower, at HADA Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 13 June 2014
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“I want to make a work that does not require words… I think the greatest difference in the western and the eastern culture is the necessity for words. The key characteristic of the western visual culture is the debate, argument and attestation and to unravel the meaning carefully hidden behind the work. On the contrary, […]

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Maeng Ilsun’s work gets tweeted by Royal Academy

by Philip Gowman 11 June 2014
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Congratulations to Maeng Ilsun for getting work accepted into the 2014 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The Academy liked one of her works so much that they tweeted it. Screenshot and active link below. Today we bring you another image from the Summer Exhibition – 'The Vixen' by @ilsun_m. Book: http://t.co/inFblvdjj7 pic.twitter.com/jPqYcZy6mV — Royal Academy (@royalacademy) […]

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