Photography

Exhibition visit: Night Break, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 2 December 2013
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Night Break, the current show at Mokspace, compares two Korean photographers who work at night. One of Kim Shin-wook’s ghostly tree pictures, in which the tree is picked out in foreground brightness against a dark background, won him an award at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. At Mokspace we are able to see a […]

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Obsession: Jaeho Park solo show at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 17 September 2013
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Notice of the next exhibition at Mokspace: Obsession Jaeho Park Solo Exhibition Private View: 6.00 – 8.30pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 Exhibition: 18th Sep – 5th Oct 2013 33 Museum Street | London WC1A 1LH | T: +44 (0) 20 7637 8880 | W: www.mokspace.com Mokspace warmly invites you to indulge in Obsession, an exposition […]

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The Woman, The Gaze, The World: Hanmi Gallery’s 22nd interim exhibition

by Philip Gowman 14 April 2013
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Hanmi Gallery’s 22nd interim exhibition includes Korean photographer Seulki Ki. Note the two discussion events on 30 April and 2 May which accompany the exhibition. The Woman    The Gaze    The World Exhibition opens 23 April – 5 May 2013, Tuesday – Sunday 12 – 7pm PV: Wednesday 24 April 2013, 6pm – 9pm RSVP: info@hanmigallery.co.uk Hanmi Gallery […]

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Gwon Osang: Postmodern Times — at HADA Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 4 April 2013
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This is probably April’s (and maybe May’s) exhibition of the month: a mini-retrospective of Gwon Osang’s work. Gwon is a fairly regular artist in the London gallery scene – his work has been shown in London since 2006 and maybe earlier. Perhaps the most high-profile showing was at Korean Eye 2010 in the Saatchi Gallery. […]

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Memories of the Gaze – Rhee Jae Yong at Gallery EM at Art 13

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2013
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Details of Gallery EM’s artist at Art 13: Rhee Jae-yong: Memories of the Gaze Rhee’s series Memories of the Gaze reflects the artist’s long-term interest in capturing a medium or a moment capable of triggering once-lost memories. The idea of involuntary memory – of reminiscence triggered by a certain catalyst – comes from Marcel Proust’s […]

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High Resolutions: group show at Atlas Gallery includes large format photos of the Mass Games

by Philip Gowman 17 January 2013
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You’ve seen the photos of the Mass Games on the web. Now see some large format ones in Atlas Gallery’s group show. Near Marylebone High Street. High Resolutions North Korean Propaganda Art Photography by Jeremy Hunter headlines at ATLAS Gallery’s January Group Show ATLAS Gallery, 49 Dorset Street, London, W1U 7NF 16th January – 16th […]

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Nostalgia of Korea, Korean: Kang Bong-kyu solo show at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 29 February 2012
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In October last year there was a brief two week exhibition at the KCC entitled Korea, Koreanity. It featured four artists from Jeollanam-do, and the backbone of the exhibition was a collection of nostalgic black and white photos by Kang Bong-kyu. It was a shame the exhibition wasn’t longer, because it deserved several visits, and […]

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Lomography store celebrates Seoul

by Philip Gowman 23 February 2012
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If you’re in to Lomography http://t.co/ScuxsMcd, you’ll be interested that their London store has a “Seoul All Around You” feature this week to celebrate the launch of a new line of their analogue cameras.

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Feature on photographer Bae Bien-u

by Philip Gowman 21 January 2012
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There’s a good feature on photographer Bae Bien-u (best known for his atmospheric pine tree images) in the JoongAng Ilbo http://t.co/V6Zr9GH7. See some of his photos of the Secret Garden on his website.

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Believing is Seeing, at Ffotogallery

by Philip Gowman 2 November 2011
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News of an upcoming exhibition in Cardiff: Believing is Seeing Byung-Hun Min, Duck Hyun Cho, Hein-Kuhn Oh, Hyun Mi Yoo, Je Baak, Kyungwoo Chun, Seihon Cho 10 November – 17 December 2011 Ffotogallery, Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE Believing is Seeing introduces seven Korean artists who adopt different approaches to contemporary photography or […]

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Kang Bong Kyu: Korea, Koreanity at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 5 October 2011
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It’s only a brief, 2-week, exhibition, but it’s well worth a visit. In fact it’s worth more than one visit: From 5th October to 18th October 2011, the Federation for Gwangju Museum of Art will hold an exhibition on traditional Korean aesthetics entitled, “Kang Bong Kyu, Korean, Koreanity” at the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK). […]

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Kpop Flashmob, Food Fest with Samulnori, or photo exhibition with children’s event? You decide

by Philip Gowman 6 July 2011
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This Saturday (9 July) offers several options for Korea enthusiasts. Fortunately it’s the only Saturday this month when Kiejo Sarsfield isn’t running one of her cookery classes, but even so you won’t be able to do it all. And don’t forget the ongoing exhibitions at the KCC and the V&A. 1. Discover Korea at Leytonstone […]

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Park Dae-cho at Able Fine Art

by Philip Gowman 18 June 2011
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Strolling back along W 25th St from Tina Kim Gallery I wandered into Able Fine Art and caught the end of Park Dae-cho’s solo exhibition (May 17 – June 21, 2011). Haunting images of children with unsettling visions in their eyes.

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Photography’s New “It” Girls

by Philip Gowman 5 May 2011
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An upcoming group photography show which includes work by Lee Sunju, whom you will have come across before at Sasapari and elsewhere. Photography’s New “It” Girls: 2011 Güler Ates / Chloë Østmo / Sunju Lee/ Yu Xiao / Tereza Vlčková 10th May – 21st May 2011 (Private View: Tuesday, 10th May, 6 – 8.30pm) at […]

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Yeondoo Jung shortlisted for the Pictet Prize

by Philip Gowman 26 March 2011
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Congratulations to Yeondoo Jung – shortlisted for the Pictet Prize for his Evergreen Tower http://bit.ly/fQjSVB #

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The Fashion of the Korean Street

by Philip Gowman 26 March 2011
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If I was in Seoul this weekend I’d be heading off to the show of street photography by Michael Hurt of FeetManSeoul and Scribblings of the Metropolitician: The Fashion of the Korean Street Time: 27 April at 12:00 – 29 April at 21:00 Location: Cafe Bene in Chungmuro (Chungmuro Station, Exit #5) Opening Reception from […]

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Werner Bischof’s photos of the Korean War

by Philip Gowman 5 December 2010
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Magnum photo essay on Korean War, focusing on the experience of civilians. Worth a look. A six-minute video showing the photographs of Werner Bischof with voiceover from people who experienced that time. http://bit.ly/dEz6Yw #

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