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Having visited Yiyun Kang in her V+A studio to see what her residency is about, I’m looking forward to seeing this upcoming installation in the Cast Court: Casting Room 46a, Cast Courts, Victoria & Albert Museum 12 February 2016, 6:30pm – 10pm Free, drop in. Supported by Samsung Casting is a site-specific work created by […]

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Event news: Sung Hwan Kim in Arttalk at KCC

by Philip Gowman 26 January 2016
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Sung Hwan Kim’s exhibition in Tate Modern’s tanks was one of LKL’s highlights of 2012. So we’ve cleared the diary for his talk at the KCC on Friday evening, 3 February, currently scheduled for 6:30pm, where he will be appearing with his collaborator the composer David Michael DiGregorio, aka dogr. I wonder if the KCC […]

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Exhibition news: Junebum Park in Digital Generation

by Philip Gowman 17 January 2016
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Hanmi Gallery has been working with Junebum Park for a couple of years now. Their latest venture is a project with the boys of Tonbridge School: Digital Generation Art from Fidelity International 23 January – 6 March 2016 OBS GALLERY | Tonbridge School | Tonbridge | Kent TN9 1JP Open Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm and […]

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A lunchtime of ceramics and an evening of awesomeness

by Philip Gowman 5 November 2015
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I wish the lunch break had been longer at today’s Korean film conference at SOAS. I was planning on having a quick snack at Mr Mok’s Bibimbap Cafe in Museum Street, maybe say a brief hello to my friends at It’s All Greek a few doors away, and then look in at the British Museum’s […]

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Exhibition visit: Korean craft and design at Tent London 2015

by Philip Gowman 21 October 2015
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LKL always tries to do a quick visit to Tent London to see what Korean designers are up to. It’s much more difficult to plan that 100% Design the other end of town as the website is not as helpful in displaying the exhibitors. So it’s a question of turning up, picking up the newspaper-style […]

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Exhibition news: Iskai Art in ‘SILENT MOVIES’

by Philip Gowman 12 October 2015
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An exhibition in a car park underneath Cavendish Square. Sounds very alternative. But ISKAI has presented interesting work in interesting venues before. Remember the exhibition in the vaults of Old Billingsgate during President Park’s State Visit? SILENT MOVIES Level 3, Q-Park, Cavendish Square London, W16 0PN 16th October – 18th October ISKAI Contemporary Art is […]

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Film review: I am Sun Mu, at Raindance

by Philip Gowman 4 October 2015
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It’s always nice when you are rewarded for staying at the end of a movie to read the credits. Among the names credited for the soundtrack of Adam Sjöberg’s documentary film I am Sun Mu is kayagum player Jung Ji-eun, a well-known player and teacher based in New Malden. It was also nice that she […]

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Event news: Korean designers at the 2015 Goldsmiths Fair

by Philip Gowman 20 September 2015
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Three of the jewellers who exhibited at the KCC in December last year will be participating in week one of the Goldsmiths Fair this month: The Goldsmiths Fair Week 1: 22 – 27 September 2015 Opening Hours: 11AM to 6.30PM Thursdays open late until 8.30PM Last entry 30 minutes before closing Restaurant and Wine Bar […]

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Event update: Embeddedness — Korean artist films at Tate Modern

by Philip Gowman 14 September 2015
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Tate Modern have now released the detailed programme for the short film screenings this weekend. The whole event looks tremendously exciting, with two of the artists present for Q&A after the screenings. We’ve updated our original event notice with all the details, and I’ve just bought my tickets (turning down a Q&A with Bae Doona […]

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Event news: North Korean defector movie I am Sun Mu at Raindance

by Philip Gowman 6 September 2015
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Coming to the Raindance Film Festival on 3 October, the European premiere of a documentary about a North Korean artist defector. Tickets will be available from the Vue box office shortly. I am Sun Mu 3 October 2015, 6:20pm ​Vue Piccadilly, 19 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR European Premiere Directed by Adam Sjöberg United […]

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Choi Jeong-hwa in Paris

by Philip Gowman 4 September 2015
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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: 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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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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Exhibition visit: Korean crafts at Collect 2015

by Philip Gowman 18 May 2015
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Once again one of the featured craftsmen at the Korea Craft and Design Foundation stall at Collect 2015 was lacquerware artist Chung Haecho, who on his first appearance in 2013 had work collected by the Victoria & Albert Museum, and whose work greeted you first as you approached the stall. But this year it was […]

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Korean crafts at Collect 2015

by Philip Gowman 5 May 2015
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For the third successive year, the Korea Craft and Design Foundation will be hosting the work of several artisans on its stall at Collect. Gallery LVS, who have been at Collect for at least as long as KCDF, will also be there. On the top floor of the gallery, Korean artisans and designers Soojin Kang […]

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