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If you can’t wait for the start of L’Année France-Corée later this month, you can catch an installation of one of Choi Jeong-hwa’s inflatable Lotus Flowers in La Villette Park in Paris until 13 September. Source: Korea Joongang Daily

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Exhibition news: Simple, Calm, Subtle — Korean crafts at Tent London 2015

by Philip Gowman 30 August 2015
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For the second year running, the Korea Craft and Design Foundation is bringing an impressive collection of Korean crafts to Tent London. At LKL we’re particularly pleased that the work of one of our favourite ceramic artists, Roe Kyung-jo, will be included. Constancy and Change in Korean Traditional Craft 2015 Su-su, Deom-deom, Eun-eun (means Simple, […]

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Embeddedness: Artist Films and Videos from Korea 1960s to Now

by Philip Gowman 23 August 2015
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An interesting collaboration between the KCC, Tate Modern and EXiS (the 10th Experimental Film And Video Festival In Seoul 2015) brings you a collection of Korean artist videos in a series of three two-hour screenings. Embeddedness: Artist Films and Videos from Korea 1960s to Now Tate Modern Friday 18 – Saturday 19 September 2015 Adult […]

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Exhibition news: Shin Meekyoung’s Translation Paintings at Asia House

by Philip Gowman 12 August 2015
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Shin Meekyoung’s exhibition of her Painting Series earlier this year came to a slightly premature end when the gallery hosting it unexpectedly closed. The exhibition had been beautifully set up, and we really enjoyed it. Hopefully the series should work equally well in Asia House’s Georgian interior. Translation Paintings by Meekyoung Shin Friday 14 August–Friday […]

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Exhibition news: The Korean Craft — Human, Place, History

by Philip Gowman 7 August 2015
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News of the KCCUK’s summer exhibition: The Korean Craft: Human, Place, History 10 Aug – 19 Sep 2015 Korean Cultural Centre This exhibition is dedicated to Bukchon, a district of Seoul and a reservoir of Korean arts, crafts and royal lifestyles, bearing traces from the turbulent history of the Joseon Dynasty (14th – 19th Century). […]

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Exhibition news: Chun Kwang-young’s Aggregations in Edinburgh’s Dovecot Gallery

by Philip Gowman 26 July 2015
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A high profile Edinburgh exhibition for Chun Kwang-young in Festival season: Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations Daily 10-6pm 31 July to 31 August | Mon-Sat 10.30am-5.30pm 1-26 September Dovecot Studios | 10 Infirmary Street | Edinburgh EH1 1LT | dovecotstudios.com Dovecot Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Scotland of internationally renowned Korean artist Kwang Young […]

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Shan Hur in Sculpture in the City commission

by Philip Gowman 30 June 2015
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A new site-specific work by Shan Hur will be installed in the churchyard of St Helen’s Bishopsgate as part of Sculpture in the City 2015: Shan Hur | Sculpture in the City Located at St Helen’s Bishopsgate Churchyard, this artwork will be installed on 4 July 2015 [Map] Sculpture in the City, the dynamic yearly […]

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KWK exhibition: Korean traditional wedding and bridal room, 8-31 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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To complement the exhibition of contemporary Korean art showing as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea, here’s something more traditional: Korean traditional wedding and bridal room From August 8, 2015 until the end of August. Venue: Kingston Museum | Wheatfield Way | Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS A display of Korean Traditional Wedding and Bridal Room […]

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KWK exhibition: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing, 4-14 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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A contemporary art exhibition as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing Participating Artists: HaYoung Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Sea Hyun Lee, Sejin Park, Meekyoung Shin Venue: The Creative Industries Centre, Kingston College, 55 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 5BP Admission FREE. Exhibition open: Tue 4 – Fri 14 August, […]

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Arirang: the 2015 KAA summer residency at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 23 June 2015
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This year’s summer residency of the Korean Artists Association at the KCC runs for nearly three weeks, 7 – 27 July. Registration is required for the opening performance, via koreanartuk@gmail.com. Arirang: the 2015 Korean Artists’ Association summer residency at the KCC 2015 Opening Reception: Tue 7th July 6pm – 8.30pm PERFORMANCE: 7pm RSVP: koreanartuk@gmail.com EXHIBITION: […]

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Icons of Rhetoric moves to Nottingham

by Philip Gowman 18 June 2015
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After two successful shows in London, Chris Barrett’s and Gianluca Spezza’s thoughtful take on North Korean media moves to Nottingham: ICONS OF RHETORIC | 북한의 수사학 아이콘 Looking In, With a View to Looking Out North Korea reinterpreted on instant film DATE: Thu 18 Jun 2015 – Fri 10 Jul 2015 TIME: Monday – Friday, […]

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Minho Kwon: We Also Deserve to Live — at The Foundry Gallery

by Philip Gowman 17 June 2015
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I enjoyed seeing Minho Kwon’s work at Anise Gallery last year, so I’m looking forward to seeing some of his new work at The Foundry Gallery in Chelsea this summer: We Also Deserve to Live New work by Minho Kwon 2 July – 13 August The Foundry Gallery | 39 Old Church St | Chelsea […]

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Have a Good Day, Mr Kim! – Choi and Lager’s summer exhibition in Cologne

by Philip Gowman 14 June 2015
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Nowhere near London, but I’m posting this just because I wish I could find a conveniently-timed flight to get me to the opening event, as this is an exhibition I’d love to get to. I fear that this press release is the closest I’m going to get. Choi and Lager have assembled a pretty impressive […]

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2015 Travel Diary day 3: Park Soo-keun, King Sejong’s tomb and the journey to Gangneung

by Philip Gowman 31 May 2015
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Myeongdong, Seoul, Sunday 31 May. Most of the morning I’m faffing around with my bags, working out what I can leave at the hotel in Seoul so that I can travel slightly lighter on the bus down South. For the first time I’ve brought an SLR to Korea with me to get some slightly better […]

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Shinwook Kim in Sleepwalker, at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 30 May 2015
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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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