Exhibition news and notices

News of exhibitions by Korean artists in London and further afield. Reviews of the exhibitions that we manage to visit can be found under Exhibition Reviews & Comment.

Once again, HADA Contemporary presents a familiar artist doing things you might not have seen before. Lee Jaehyo has shown his wooden sculptures and works featuring countless bent nails several times in London. But this is the first time I’ll have seen his work using stone. Lee Jaehyo: Grass Flower HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner […]

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Myungji Ye: ‘Glowing Lines’, in the Burlington Arcade

by Philip Gowman 18 April 2014
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A two-day exhibition by Korean jewellery designer Myungji Ye is the first exhibition to be presented by No Artificial Flavour, in the opulent surroundings of the Burlington Arcade: Myungji Ye: ‘Glowing Lines’ Unit 73, Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0QR 10.00am-08.00pm 1 and 2 May, 2014 5.00pm-8.00pm 1 May, 2014 (The evening view invitation only) A unique […]

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Hyun Jeung: Jardins Croisés, at Mokspace from 17 April

by Philip Gowman 6 April 2014
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Hyun Jeung’s exhibition of lovely woodblock prints at Mokspace in 2012 still lingers in the memory. So I’ll be sure to call in at her new solo show: Hyun Jeung: Jardins Croisés 18th April – 7th May 2014 Opening night: Thursday 17th April 6.00 – 8.00 pm Mokspace | 33 Museum Street| Bloomsbury | London […]

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The Art of Printing: Korea’s Evolving Printing Types

by Philip Gowman 5 April 2014
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Organised to coincide with the London Book Fair, this exhibition at the KCC is curated by the Korean Publishers Association: The Art of Printing: Korea’s Evolving Printing Types Exhibition Dates: 07 April 2014 – 14 June 2014 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK The World’s Oldest Wooden and Metal Printing Technologies – Korea’s Printing Culture presented […]

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Park Seungmo – solo show at HADA Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 30 March 2014
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A new direction for Park Seungmo: very different work in a solo exhibition at HADA Contemporary. Park Seungmo: Solo exhibition 3 – 27 APRIL 2014 HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner Street | London | E2 9DG | www.hadacontemporary.com Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm | Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm HADA Contemporary is pleased […]

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Between the lines — Work by Jihee Kim, at cueB Gallery

by Philip Gowman 26 March 2014
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Following on from Jihee Kim’s solo show in St Pancras’s crypt last summer, she now has a solo show down in Brockley, SE4, a quick train ride from London Bridge, opening this Friday. Between the lines — Work by Jihee Kim An exhibition curated by Franco la Russa 28th March – 27th April 2014 Private […]

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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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Ki Hyoung Tak: Loyalty, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 20 March 2014
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Notice of the next exhibition at Mokspace, from 27 March, featuring the Senior Director of Photography at the Hankyoreh newspaper. The excellent ceramics exhibition by Sun Ae Kim finishes this Saturday, 22 March. Ki Hyoung Tak: Loyalty 27th March – 12th April 2014 Opening night: Wednesday 26th March 6.00 – 8.00 pm Mokspace | 33 […]

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Chun Kwang-young: Exhibition, Monograph and 70th Birthday, at Bernard Jacobson Gallery

by Philip Gowman 2 March 2014
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Those who have been to the Korea gallery at the V&A recently may have noticed a large new acquisition sited opposite the Lie Sang-bong dress: Chun Kwang-young’s Aggregation10-SE032RED, an addition to the collection made possible by Samsung. The work is made of countless pieces of styrofoam individually wrapped in hanji. “The surface is full of […]

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Korean artists and galleries at Art14

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2014
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As an addendum and recap to my post of last December, here are the galleries I know of who will be presenting Korean artists at Art14 (28 Feb – 2 Mar at Olympia Grand): Section Gallery Artists (if announced) London First 43 Inverness Street (London) Kim Ha-young, Oak Jungho Choi & Lager (Cologne) Lee Seahyun, […]

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Chaos, Cosmos And Circulation: Sungfeel Yun at Hanmi Gallery

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2014
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Running alongside (or actually above) the 32nd interim exhibition at Hanmi Gallery is a solo presentation of works on canvas by Sungfeel Yun. Yun will be featured at Hanmi Gallery’s stall at Art 14. Update: Following the success of Hanmi’s participation in Art14, this exhibition has been extended to 16 March. Sungfeel Yun: Chaos, Cosmos […]

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Sun Ae Kim: Quotidian, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2014
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We enjoyed Sun Ae Kim’s participation last year in the RCA Biennial Research Exhibition, not just for the novelty of free beer jelly, but for the lovely ceramic drinking cups and bowls. So we’re looking forward to her first solo show, at Mokspace, from 6 March. Sun Ae Kim: Quotidian 6th – 22nd March 2014 […]

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Chung Heeseung: Inadequate Metaphors, at HADA Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 20 February 2014
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The next show coming up at HADA Contemporary: Chung Heeseung: Inadequate Metaphors 6 – 30 March 2014 HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner Street | London | E2 9DG Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm | Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm www.hadacontemporary.com HADA Contemporary is delighted to present first UK solo exhibition by Chung Heeseung […]

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Hwang Seon-tae: Sunlight — for Shine Artists at Albemarle Gallery

by Philip Gowman 18 February 2014
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Hwang Seon-tae was the surprise newcomer in Shine’s 2013 Korean Collective show at Albemarle Gallery whose placid interiors rather stole the show. So it’s good that he is being featured again: Hwang Seon Tae | SUNLIGHT 6 March – 2 April 2014 Shine Artists | Albemarle Gallery | 49 Albemarle Street | London, W1S 4JR […]

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Bae Joonsung: The Costume of the Painter – at Albemarle Gallery

by Philip Gowman 18 February 2014
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Bae Joonsung returns to the Albemarle Gallery for a solo show: BAE JOONSUNG: The Costume of the Painter 6 March – 2 April 2014 Albemarle Gallery, 49 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JR, www.albemarlegallery.com Mon – Fri 10-6 | Sat 10-4 Bae Joonsung (born 1967 Kwangju, Korea) continues his highly acclaimed series ‘The Costume of the […]

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Symposium: A Banquet of Korean Contemporary Art — The 6th Exhibition by 4482 (Sasapari)

by Philip Gowman 17 February 2014
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Sasapari, a group show with usually more than 40 artists, is a phenomenal organisational feat. Hence it’s hardly a surprise if one year – as in 2013 – they take a break. But they’re back again this year, and once again 40 artists will be taking over the Bargehouse. Given the break, there are a […]

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Dari Bae in Hanmi Gallery group exhibition: ARE YOU OK?

by Philip Gowman 16 February 2014
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Hanmi Gallery’s 32nd interim exhibition is a group show which includes work by Dari Bae. Following the success of Hanmi’s participation in Art14, this exhibition has been extended to 16 March. ARE YOU OK? Hanmi Gallery | 30 Maple Street | London | W1T 6HA | www.hanmigallery.co.uk 24 Monday February – 9 Sunday 16 March […]

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