Curating

Coming up on 1 May 2014 at 6:30 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Jessica Morgan, Artistic Director of the 10th Gwangju Biennale, introduces the curatorial framework of the next edition, Burning Down the House, opening in September 2014. This will be followed by a conversation with Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial – The […]

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The 2014 KCCUK Call for Curators

by Philip Gowman 3 November 2013
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After the two 2013 exhibitions curated by guest curators, the KCCUK has again issued a call for curators to put on a show in the summer months of 2014. Full details can be found on the KCCUK website. The two exhibitions put on as a result of last year’s Call for Curators were The Hidden […]

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Symposium: Joining Hemispheres, at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 19 July 2013
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The title of this Monday’s seminar plays on the construction method of the Moon Jar. I wish I could make it. It looks like an interesting afternoon. As usual, pre-booking via info@kccuk.org.uk is required. Symposium: Joining Hemispheres 2pm Monday 22nd July KCCUK Multi-purpose Hall This will be a day of exchange, interaction, new perspectives and […]

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Exhibition visit: Disruptive Drinking and Creative Curating at the RCA

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2013
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When you’re invited to a session of disruptive drinking, it’s hard to refuse. And that was what was promised in Sun Ae Kim’s invitation to her stall at the Royal College of Arts Biennial Research Exhibition. Disruptive? Well, there were certainly some surprises. First of all the exquisite ceramic vessels we were offered to drink […]

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No Artificial Flavour: an upcoming online gallery for Korean artists and designers

by Philip Gowman 16 January 2013
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At LKL we hadn’t realised, until Hanmi Gallery drew our attention to it in December, that the vitality of the London Korean art scene had been dealt a damaging blow by the closure of the Tier 1 (Post-study work) Visa to new applicants from 6 April 2012, which pretty much means that overseas students have […]

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KCC calls for curatorial proposals for 2013 group exhibitions

by Philip Gowman 31 December 2012
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A new initiative for two group shows at the KCC in 2013: 2013 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) invites individual or collective curators to submit an exhibition proposal for a 6-week show of visual art in our exhibition space in central London. Two successful proposals – one proposal by […]

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Speed Date with Korean Artists

by Philip Gowman 25 September 2012
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An interesting upcoming event at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Given LKL’s talk on this subject back in 2009, this is an event we wholeheartedly support. Speed Date with Korean Artists in the context of THE SHOW MUST GO ON 27 September 2012, 5pm – 7pm Venue: Lecture Theater | Chelsea College of Art […]

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Korean Art: Narratives and Displays in Museum Contexts

by Philip Gowman 27 August 2012
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An upcoming study day at the British Museum: Korean Art: Narratives and Displays in Museum Contexts Date: 29 September 2012, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Venue: Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum Korean artefacts began to be collected and displayed in museums around the world by the turn of the 20th century. At this time several […]

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Eyes on Korea – a lecture by Ralph Rugoff

by Philip Gowman 8 July 2012
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As part of the K-arts stream of All Eyes on Korea, Ralph Rugoff will be giving a talk on contemporary Korean arts at the KCC on Friday 13th July. There’s a rumour that Kim Beom, whose exhibition starts at the Hayward Gallery Project Space the following week will also be part of the evening. Not […]

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Culture and Identity, Kokdu and me

by Philip Gowman 8 July 2012
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To go with the opening of the KCC’s summer exhibition Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World, the president of the museum which is lending these figures will be giving a talk about her 30 year passion for Kokdu. Culture and Identity, Kokdu and me: 30 Years of Art Management DATE […]

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The Nomad Artist in a Transnational Era: Korean Contemporary Art on British Soil

by Philip Gowman 25 June 2011
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Looks like an interesting afternoon coming up at the KCC on Friday afternoon, 1 July. RSVP to koreanart.seminar@gmail.com The Nomad Artist in a Transnational Era: Korean Contemporary Art on British Soil. Ever since the early 1960s when the term ‘globalization’ was coined there have been stormy discussions especially since the early 1990s. By now, the […]

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Korean Art PhD: ‘Picturing Migration: Presenting Art Works By Artists From South Korea Working In Britain, 2006-2008’

by Beccy Kennedy 15 June 2010
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LKL contributor Dr Beccy Kennedy gives a flavour of what she has been working on for the past couple of years. ‘…memory organizes representations of the past into a structured sequence that produces a consciousness of an identity through time.’1 The visual and spoken cultural and social perspectives of South Korean artists living and working […]

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Presenting Korean Culture 2: Why bother with the artist VIPs?

by Philip Gowman 31 October 2009
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Having being forced to think about issues concerning the presentation of Korean culture in London for the recent seminar at I-MYU, here are some additional thoughts, with maybe some more to come. The current exhibition at the Cultural Centre provides a stimulating and thought-provoking panorama of environmental issues. Present at the opening reception were two […]

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The presentation of Korean Contemporary Art in London – a punter’s perspective

by Philip Gowman 3 October 2009
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Having fumbled my incoherent, jet-lagged way through a half prepared presentation at I-MYU a couple of days ago, here, Thucydidean style, is what I would have said if I had been better prepared. Since LKL went online three and a half years ago, we’ve tracked over 90 exhibitions of Korean art and artefacts, most of […]

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