Sculpture and Installation art

Shamefully, I’ve never visited Wilkinson Gallery before. If I had, maybe I wouldn’t have been so bowled over by Sung Hwan Kim’s installation in the Tate Modern Tanks a couple of years ago, because Kim had already had two solo shows at Wilkinson which contained some of the work shown at the Tate. So, will […]

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Lee Bul’s first UK solo show, at Ikon Gallery

by Philip Gowman 31 August 2014
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This exhibition should be well worth a day trip to Birmingham. But if you can’t make it, there’s a specially commissioned installation at the KCC in London running alongside the exhibition. Lee Bul 10 September — 9 November 2014 Ikon Gallery | 1 Oozells Square | Brindleyplace | Birmingham | B1 2HS | ikon-gallery.org Tuesday […]

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Lee Bul: a special installation at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 31 August 2014
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From 10 September the main Lee Bul action in the UK can be found in Birmingham at the Ikon Gallery. But to coincide with Ikon gallery’s first UK solo show of Lee Bul, the Korean Cultural Centre UK will be showcasing the visually compelling Diluvium (2014). This work, with its steel frames covered by irregularly […]

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Shin Meekyoung’s Plinth Project, two years on

by Philip Gowman 27 July 2014
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Almost exactly two years ago – on 23 July 2012 – Shin Meekyoung’s equestrian statue of the Duke of Cumberland was hoisted into position in Cavendish Square. I happened to be in the area on 24 July 2014 so I paid a visit. The soap from which the statue is made has shown itself to […]

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The mystery of Lee Jae-hyo’s artwork titles unveiled

by Philip Gowman 25 May 2014
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Lee Hae-hyo’s works have been regularly featured in London – at Albemarle Gallery, at the current HADA Contemporary exhibition, and in the Korean Eye collection. Regular gallery-goers will have noted that all his works have a puzzling name which looks like a non-sensical mathematical equation. Thanks to Sun at HADA Contemporary, the secret of his […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Hur Shan and Won Jiho awarded bursaries by Royal British Society of Sculptors

by Philip Gowman 10 September 2013
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Congratulations to Hur Shan and Won Jiho for winning bursaries from the Royal British Society of Scultpors. Along with other winners they will be featured in a group show at the society’s headquarters in South Kensington: Bursary Awards 2013 12 September 2013 – 18 October 2013 Wednesday–Friday, 12:30–5:30pm 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA […]

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Sungfeel Yun’s Energy P-04 at Broomhill Sculpture Park

by Philip Gowman 27 August 2013
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Ever on the lookout for work by Korean artists, LKL visited Broomhill Art Hotel, between Barnstaple and Ilfracombe in North Devon, last week. It was kind of on the way home from a family holiday in North Cornwall – a one-hour detour off the main route, plus a pleasant hour or so browsing around an […]

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