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A two-day exhibition by Korean jewellery designer Myungji Ye is the first exhibition to be presented by No Artificial Flavour, in the opulent surroundings of the Burlington Arcade: Myungji Ye: ‘Glowing Lines’ Unit 73, Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0QR 10.00am-08.00pm 1 and 2 May, 2014 5.00pm-8.00pm 1 May, 2014 (The evening view invitation only) A unique […]

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Exhibition visit: Park Seungmo — Absence, at HADA Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 13 April 2014
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Maybe at LKL we’ve been over-focussing on Korean Literature this past week, so this weekend I paid a belated visit to HADA Contemporary to catch their exhibition of Park Seungmo’s latest work. I managed to miss his show last year, and it was Shin Eunjeong who reviewed his 2012 solo show for this site, so […]

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Exhibition visit: Tak Ki-young — Loyalty, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 2 April 2014
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Tak Ki-young is Senior Director of Photography at the Hankyoreh newspaper. He lives in Northeast Seoul near Mount Cho An (초안산), where there is the site of graves of Joseon dynasty court officials. The site is now overgrown, and nestling amidst the woodland are solitary statues which acted as sentinels for the tombs. Tak is […]

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Leonard Johansson: Confessions of an Opium Eater — at Hanmi Gallery

by Philip Gowman 24 March 2014
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Hanmi Gallery’s 33rd interim exhibition is by Swedish-Korean artist Leonard Johansson. Leonard Johansson: Confessions of an Opium Eater 28 March – 27 April 2014, Every day 12-7pm Preview: Thursday 27 March Hanmi Gallery | 30 Maple Street | London | W1T 6HA | www.hanmigallery.co.uk Hanmi Gallery is pleased to present Confessions of an Opium Eater, […]

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Ki Hyoung Tak: Loyalty, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 20 March 2014
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Notice of the next exhibition at Mokspace, from 27 March, featuring the Senior Director of Photography at the Hankyoreh newspaper. The excellent ceramics exhibition by Sun Ae Kim finishes this Saturday, 22 March. Ki Hyoung Tak: Loyalty 27th March – 12th April 2014 Opening night: Wednesday 26th March 6.00 – 8.00 pm Mokspace | 33 […]

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LBF event, 8 Apr 7pm: Toon Talk with Yoon Tae-ho

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2014
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The third of six evening events during London Book Fair week, which unfortunately overlaps with a session with Yi Mun-yol at the British Library. Toon Talk: Webtoons, A New Trend in Korean Digital Comics 8 April, 19.00-20.00 A special talk with Korean webtoon writer, Yoon Tae-ho, famous for his unique works such as Moss, later […]

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Sun Ae Kim: Quotidian, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2014
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We enjoyed Sun Ae Kim’s participation last year in the RCA Biennial Research Exhibition, not just for the novelty of free beer jelly, but for the lovely ceramic drinking cups and bowls. So we’re looking forward to her first solo show, at Mokspace, from 6 March. Sun Ae Kim: Quotidian 6th – 22nd March 2014 […]

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Exhibition visit: Attention 1, at Hanmi Gallery

by Philip Gowman 26 January 2014
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Do pay a visit to Hanmi Gallery for their 30th interim exhibition, Attention: 1 – featuring new work by Chung Yumi. Beautiful drawings, paintings and installations. The hand-stitched screens of vertical blinds, or using simple timber frames, embrace a range of textures and colours and remind one of the traditional craft of jogakbo. On till […]

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Did you know pennies were magnetic?

by Philip Gowman 25 January 2014
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Did you know pennies were magnetic? I certainly didn’t until yesterday evening, when I visited the opening of the Courtauld’s East Wing Biennial. And apparently 5p pieces are two. So says Yun Sungfeel, who should know. His series of works Looking at The real world from within The real world use hidden magnets to move […]

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Attention: 1 – Yumi Chung, at Hanmi Gallery

by Philip Gowman 9 January 2014
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The second of Hanmi Gallery’s exhibitions in 2014, and their 30th interim exhibition: Attention: 1 – Yumi Chung 정유미 Artist: Yumi Chung Preview: 24th January 2014, 6-9pm Date: 25th January – 2nd February 2014, 12-6pm (Tue-Sun) Venue: Hanmi Gallery, 30 Maple Street, London, W1T 6HA www.hanmigallery.co.uk Curated by Yovi Jisun Song Collaboration with Alpha Art […]

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Jungho Oak’s extreme yoga and Sun Salutations

by Philip Gowman 30 December 2013
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One of LKL’s favourite exhibitions of 2013 was Oak Jungho’s solo show at 43 Inverness Street. And that wasn’t just because at the opening viewing, if you sneaked into the kitchen and asked nicely, you were given a glass of single malt instead of the more usual wine or beer. Whisky, at a private view? […]

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Exhibition visit — Jukhee Kwon: “I destroy books” (abandoned ones)

by Philip Gowman 28 December 2013
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When you next take a book to a charity shop, there’s a chance that it might end up as a work of art. Jukhee Kwon takes her inspiration from books that have been abandoned by their owner. When she sees an abandoned book, with its closed cover, she wants to open it, to free its […]

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Cha’s portrait remains in fragments

by Philip Gowman 8 December 2013
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What is one supposed to do when a scary woman in a white hoody comes up to you and declaims an impenetrable text at you in a threatening manner? Well, what we all did at the opening evening of the group show at the KCC which pays tribute to the artist Teresa Hak Kyung Cha, […]

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A reason to go to Gangnam?

by Philip Gowman 5 December 2013
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LKL has never been a particular fan of South of the Han. Most things we want to do and see tend to be North of the river. But like it or not, it’s where the money is. Reflecting the opulent demographic, in September this year Diageo opened Johnnie Walker House Seoul in Cheongdam-dong, its third […]

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Artist talk by Jukhee Kwon, 7 December

by Philip Gowman 3 December 2013
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To accompany her first solo exhibition at October Gallery, Jukhee Kwon will talk about her new work and how she creates sculptures from discarded books. Saturday, 7th December, 2013. 3pm. Admission £Free. October Gallery Please reserve a place on https://jukheekwon.eventbrite.co.uk/ October Gallery | 24 Old Gloucester Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1N 3AL [Map] | […]

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Jukhee Kwon at October Gallery

by Philip Gowman 10 November 2013
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I missed Jukhee Kwon’s solo show last year at La Scatola Gallery (now sadly closed), so I’ll be sure to catch her work at October Gallery this winter. Jukhee Kwon 5 December 2013 – 1 February 2014 October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL Tel: + 44 (0)20 7242 73670 | www.octobergallery.co.uk […]

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Unfixed – Meekyoung Shin solo exhibition at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 4 November 2013
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Meekyoung Shin finishes a phenomenally busy year with a solo show at the KCC. This exhibition takes the place of the annual group show that the KCC has held for the past few years through a Call for Artists process. Unfixed: A Solo Exhibition by Meekyoung Shin Exhibition Dates: 12 Nov 2013-18 Jan 2014 Private […]

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