Arts

News of Jinhee Park’s upcoming exhibition in Clerkenwell. Jinhee Park: Surface Layer Time Clerkenwell Gallery | 20 Clerkenwell Street | London EC1R 0DP 6th – 11th December Opening Hours: 11-6 Vestiges of the ever-changing intensity of sunlight, hues, and shadows, clocks without conventional functions, arrows of an asymmetrical branch, awkwardly disconnected landscapes. Jinhee Park’s second […]

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Exhibition news: Hyemin Son + John Reardon — Flat Flat Shiny Cat, at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 26 November 2016
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The KCC’s final exhibition of 2016: Flat Flat Shiny Cat by Hyemin Son & John Reardon 2016 KCCUK Open Call II 1–22 December 2016 Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW | Main Entrance on Northumberland Avenue The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents Hyemin Son & John Reardon’s […]

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Exhibition news: Hwang Seontae — Between Light and Space, at Pontone Gallery

by Philip Gowman 25 November 2016
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News of Pontone Gallery’s December exhibition: Hwang Seontae: Between Light and Space 25 November – 24 December 2016 Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB | www.pontonegallery.com Monday by appointment | Tues – Fri: 10am – 7pm | Sat: 11am – 7pm | Sun: 12pm – 6pm Hwang Seontae was born in South […]

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Review: Bongsu Park’s Crossing Over – Ritual of Grief

by Philip Gowman 14 November 2016
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Bongsu Park’s two-part work, Crossing Over – Ritual of Grief, is an ambitious piece lasting for almost two hours which saw its first performance spread over two weekends in two different locations during August. It blends contemporary electronic music with traditional Korean music, and contemporary dance with traditional Korean dance such as Salpuri. Appropriately enough […]

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Choigate, censorship and the arts

by Philip Gowman 5 November 2016
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At any other time the presence of a demonstrator outside the KCC – and outside the opening screening of the London Korean Film Festival – protesting about artistic censorship that is said to have taken place during the current KCC director’s stint at the National Gugak Centre would have been prominent news. But choreographer Jung […]

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Korean War not quite forgotten in Canary Wharf art trail

by Philip Gowman 3 November 2016
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As we approach Remembrance Sunday, the walkways and open spaces of Canary Wharf have been adorned with works by artist Mark Humphrey in what is described as the UK’s first Remembrance Art Trail, in association with the Royal British Legion and constructed with the help of the Corps of Royal Engineers, consists of seven art […]

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Exhibition news: Bae Joonsung, at Pontone Gallery

by Philip Gowman 24 October 2016
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Notice of an upcoming exhibition by one of Shine Artists’ regulars, Bae Joonsung: Bae Joonsung: The Costume of Painter – Still Life Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB | www.pontonegallery.com 28 October – 20 November 2016 Monday by appointment | Tues – Fri: 10am – 7pm | Sat: 11am – 7pm […]

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Exhibition news: Sun Ju Lee — assembly passage, at Willesden Green Library

by Philip Gowman 17 October 2016
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News of an exhibition in northwest London. PV is this Thursday. Sun Ju Lee: assembly passage Willesden Green Library | 95 High Road | Willesden | London NW10 2SF 14 October to 30 November 2016 Private view: 20 October 2016 6pm – 8pm Open to the public Monday to Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. […]

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Exhibition news: Kitty Jun-Im — Connected Moment, at Han Collection

by Philip Gowman 16 October 2016
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Notice of an upcoming exhibition at Han Collection (in the gallery space formerly occupied by Mokspace): Kitty Jun-Im: Connected Moment Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | 020 7637 8880 | www.hancollection.co.uk 21-29 October 2016 We are very much looking forward to our eagerly anticipated exhibtion of new paintings […]

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Exhibition news: Excavating the Sky, at The Square Gallery

by Philip Gowman 6 October 2016
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I haven’t knowingly seen Choi Mi-young’s work since 2011, when she appeared in the big Sasapari group show. She’s back in a two-person exhibition in Battersea: a dialogue between painting and sculpture, exploring the theme of Sky. Excavating the Sky Mi Young Choi, Dorothea Magonet The Square Gallery | 9B Battersea Square | London SW11 […]

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Exhibition news: Koo Jeong A — Riptide: KCC’s Artist of the Year exhibition

by Philip Gowman 3 October 2016
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The KCC’s third Artist of the Year exhibition opens on 7 October and focuses on Koo Jeong A, who earlier on this year had an installation in the old Charing Cross underground station. Koo Jeong A: Riptide 7 October – 19 November 2016 Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings, 1 – 3 Strand | […]

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Exhibition news: Korean Artist Crew — Garnish, at NuDawn

by Philip Gowman 1 October 2016
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The Korean Artist Crew are holding their first exhibition in Hackney, 29 September – 3 October. Note the private view this evening, to which all are welcome. Garnish KAC 1st Exhibition NuDawn | 206 Well Street | Hackney | LONDON E9 6QT 29 September – 3 October 2016 | 12pm – 6pm Private view 1 […]

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Kang Ik-joong’s Floating Dreams: the stories

by Philip Gowman 30 September 2016
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As Kang Ik-joong said of his installation on the Thames: his motive in collecting drawings from the North Koreans displaced by the Korean War was actually to collect their stories. Here are some of those stories, as shared on the Totally Thames website. Park Yun Ok (age 95) http://totallythames.org/blog/floating-dreams-one-dream-many-stories “My name is Park Yun Ok. […]

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Exhibition news: Kim Jin-kwan solo show at 5th Base Gallery

by Philip Gowman 28 September 2016
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Notice of an upcoming exhibition to the East of the City: Kim Jin Kwan 5th Base Gallery | 23 Heneage Street | London E1 5LJ | www.5thbase.co.uk 7th – 12th October 1pm – 6pm Private view 6th October 6pm – 9pm in the presence of the artist (everyone welcome) Fallen leaves stems, and seeds are […]

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A look at some of the Korean artists featured at Start Art Fair 2016

by Philip Gowman 25 September 2016
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No matter how much preparation you put into visiting an art fair – planning which stalls to visit, estimating how much time you are likely to spend at each – you will almost always end up spending your time differently from the way you originally intended: some stalls will engage you in conversation, telling you […]

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Biennale visit: Korea’s contemporary vision of Utopia

by Philip Gowman 24 September 2016
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At the heart of Korea’s contribution to London’s first design biennale is a digital rendering of Ahn Gyeong’s famous realisation of a visionary dream described by his patron, Prince Anpyeong, a son of King Sejong the Great. On the left of the image, in place of the calligraphic colophon provided by Prince Anpyeong himself is […]

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Korean designers at 100% Design and Tent London

by Philip Gowman 24 September 2016
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The early autumn season seems to be getting busier and busier. More and more things to do, and no more hours to do them in. So this year, I’m not visiting the design shows at Olympia and Brick Lane. For the record though, here are the Korean designers showing at the Truman Brewery. I’d like […]

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