Video art

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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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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Han Ki-chang to show at KBEE London

by Philip Gowman 3 November 2013
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At the Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo this week, alongside the group show – Crystallize – curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim of Iskai Art, is a separate exhibition organised by the Korean Artist Project, who are participating in the Expo. The exhibition features work by Han Ki-Chang. According to Blouin Artinfo: Han … is characterized […]

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More details on Crystallize – at KBEE London

by Philip Gowman 29 October 2013
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ISKAI Contemporary Art has released more information about the exhibition at Old Billingsgate, as part of the Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo: Culture and technology unite Korean and UK artists at world’s largest Hallyu Expo • 4 – 6 November 2013 • Old Billingsgate Building, London, EC3R 6DX • Korean and UK artists collaborate through […]

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Crystallize: New Media Art Lab Korea & UK

by Philip Gowman 12 October 2013
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Sharing space with the Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo is an interesting media art show featuring British and Korean artists: Crystallize: New Media Art Lab Korea & UK Crystallize is a 3 day laboratory and exposition of international artists situated in the 1,000m² vault space that lies beneath the trade floor of the Korea Brand […]

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Moon Jin-wook in Bearspace group show: Come Dine with Me

by Philip Gowman 6 October 2013
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Recent Goldsmiths MFA graduate Moon Jin-wook is participating in a group show at BEARSAPCE in Deptford: Come Dine with Me Raf Zawistowski, Daisy Hogan, Jin Wook Moon and Mr. & Mrs. Philip Cath BEARSPACE | 152 Deptford High Street | London SE8 3PQ | www.bearspace.co.uk Opening Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm 27 September […]

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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha screens at the ICA

by Philip Gowman 30 September 2013
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A screening of some of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s films at the ICA, followed by a discussion. It dovetails nicely with the exhibition devoted to Cha at the KCC which closes on the same day as the screening. It would have been nice to have had the screening slightly earlier so that one could go […]

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Media Skins: some photos from the Edinburgh installations

by Philip Gowman 24 August 2013
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A few photographs, taken yesterday, of the Media Skins installation in Edinburgh as part of the 2013 International Festival. The installation was hung on the main frontage of the Festival Theatre, and also on hoardings in the square outside the Usher Hall. A poster in the Festival Theatre gave the following information: For this installation, […]

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Nam June Paik to be showcased at Edinburgh International Festival

by Philip Gowman 23 July 2013
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The Edinburgh International Festival this year features work by Nam June Paik, hosted by the Talbot Rice Gallery, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Paik’s first solo exhibition in Wuppertal, 1963. Transmitted Live: Nam June Paik Resounds Exhibition curated by Pat Fisher, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Seong Eun Kim and Chaeyoung Lee, Nam June […]

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The Hidden Cost of Prosperity – a brave and rewarding exhibition at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 15 June 2013
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Probably the bravest and among the most thought-provoking exhibitions that the KCC has hosted in its five year history is The Hidden Cost of Prosperity, a look at the darker side of the Miracle on the Han – the exploited underclass. The exhibition was one of the winners of the KCC’s Call for Curators, a […]

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Artist Terry Ryu Kim wins Catlin Art Prize 2013

by Philip Gowman 22 May 2013
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A London-based Korean artist – a 2012 Slade MA graduate – has won a prize sponsored by insurance group Catlin: Artist Terry Ryu Kim named winner of the Catlin Art Prize 2013 The winner of the Catlin Art Prize 2013 has been announced as Terry Ryu Kim. Terry was awarded the £5,000 prize for her […]

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The Hidden Cost of Prosperity – a winning curatorial project at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 29 April 2013
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In December last year Anna Miyoung Kim curated an evening of video art work investigating the darker side of Korea’s economic growth – and possibly of capitalism more widely – in an interesting project called The Shade of Prosperity. Apart from presenting a diverse range of short videos loosely based on a theme – rather […]

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_Complete: a collaborative arts project at The Forge, Camden

by Philip Gowman 15 January 2013
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News of a live music and video art event in Camden: _Complete A Collaborative arts project organised by Alpha Art Association Jazz Performance by KO Heean 고희안 Video Art Screening by SHIN Kiwoun 신기운 Date: Sunday 27 January 2013, 3pm (Doors open at 3pm and the performance starts at 3.30pm) Venue: The Forge | 3-7 […]

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The Shade of Prosperity – Korean art film / video art at Rivington Place, Hoxton

by Philip Gowman 29 November 2012
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If you’ve seen Kim Ayoung‘s topical photo reconstructions before, or Hong Young-in‘s multicultural embroideries, you will be interested in seeing a new aspect to their work. Along with 3 other artsts – Kim Sejin, Kwon Hyewon and Japanese artist Saki Satom they are contributing to a collection of artistic films / video art in a […]

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Photos from All Eyes on Korea at the Thames Festival 2012

by Philip Gowman 9 September 2012
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We didn’t manage to see all of the All Eyes on Korea Thames Festival events, but here’s a flavour of some of them… 1. The Kukkiwon Taekwondo demonstration team practising on the evening before the Festival. They wowed the audience on Saturday with an encore featuring PSY’s Gangnam Style. 2. CJ’s new restaurant, Bibigo, was […]

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Contemporary K-art in front of Tate Modern at the Thames Festival

by Philip Gowman 5 September 2012
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More details of the K-art stream in the wide-ranging Korean participation in the Thames Festival. And while you’re paying a visit, don’t forget to pop in to the Tate Modern itself, where Sung Hwan Kim has an amazing installation in the East Tank. ‘All Eyes on Korea’: Contemporary Korean Art and Family Workshops Saturday, 8th […]

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Exhibition visit: Kim Beom’s School of Inversion

by Philip Gowman 30 August 2012
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Kim Beom is known for his videos of very serious Korean TV newsreaders, their newscasts chopped into a thousand pieces and spliced back together word by word to create nonsense stories. Londoners were introduced to his work back in 2006 as part of the Asia House group show Through the Looking Glass and Untitled (News) […]

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