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.

An opportunity to catch up with the latest work of two of Shine’s Korean artists: Masters of Light Ben Johnson | Hwang Seontae | Lee Jeonglok | Moto Waganari 14 May – 6 June 2015 Shine Artists | 49 Albemarle Street | London W1S 4JR | www.shineartists.com Mon – Fri 10 – 6 | Sat […]

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A Taste of Korea – at Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art, from 22 May

by Philip Gowman 13 May 2015
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Omer Tiroche’s new Mayfair gallery opened with its first exhibition in February this year. And for it’s second exhibition: a collection of established and emerging Korean artists: A Taste of Korea Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art | 21 Conduit Street | London W1S 2XP | www.otca.co.uk 22nd May – 19th June 2015 Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm […]

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Korean crafts at Collect 2015

by Philip Gowman 5 May 2015
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For the third successive year, the Korea Craft and Design Foundation will be hosting the work of several artisans on its stall at Collect. Gallery LVS, who have been at Collect for at least as long as KCDF, will also be there. On the top floor of the gallery, Korean artisans and designers Soojin Kang […]

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The Ways of Folding Space and Flying: the 2015 Korean pavilion at Venice

by Philip Gowman 3 May 2015
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This year’s Korean Pavilion at Venice features work by Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho: The Ways of Folding Space & Flying A project by Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho Exhibition Period: May 9 – November 22, 2015 Opening hours: Tue – Sun | 10 am – 6 pm (Closed on Mondays, except May 11, June […]

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Dansaekhwa – a Biennale collateral event in Venice, 7 May – 15 Aug

by Philip Gowman 3 May 2015
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Lee Ufan returns to Venice with some site-specific work as part of an official collateral event of Dansaekhwa artists: Dansaekhwa Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia Dates: May 7–August 15, 2015 Opening: May 7, 7pm Venue: Palazzo Contarini-Polignac | 874 Dorsoduro | 30123 Venezia www.villaempain.com | www.kukjegallery.com | www.tinakimgallery.com […]

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Sleepers in Venice: The Purgatory of Desires – Venice 8 May-7 June

by Philip Gowman 3 May 2015
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As well as the official Korean participation in this year’s Biennale, and the collateral event from Kukje Gallery, there’s a third exhibition in which ISKAI Contemporary Art presents specially commissioned Korean works inspired by a work of Mark Wallinger. Sleepers in Venice: The Purgatory of Desires Calle del Carbon, San Marco 4179, Venice, Italy / […]

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Hangjun Lee & Chulki Hong, Will Guthrie at Cafe Oto

by Philip Gowman 1 May 2015
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It’s a shame that this evening’s performance at an alternative music venue, supported by the KCC, clashes with a Korean rock showcase at the KCC. Hangjun Lee & Chulki Hong, Will Guthrie Tuesday 19 May 2015, 8pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin street | Dalston | London E8 3DL | www.cafeoto.co.uk £8 | £6 ADVANCE […]

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Korean-focused galleries at Art 15

by Philip Gowman 29 April 2015
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The third iteration of Art Fairs London is upon us, and while there are fewer of the big name galleries from Seoul coming this year there are still plenty of Korean artists who are new to London. A quick look at the art fair’s website indicates the following artists and galleries, and I’m sure there […]

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Ben Nathan: [K-reɪ-t] — at 43 Inverness Street

by Philip Gowman 23 April 2015
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The upcoming exhibition at 43 Inverness Street is of works produced during a residency run by Seoul Museum of Art: Ben Nathan: [K-reɪ-t] 24 April – 28 May 2015 PV: 23 April 6 – 9 pm 43 Inverness Street | London NW1 7HB | www.43inverness-street.com Opening Hours: Saturday 12 – 5 pm and by appointment […]

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Mooning Monday – Yva Jung’s exhibition at the KCCUK

by Philip Gowman 20 April 2015
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The KCCUK’s late Spring exhibition opens this Thursday: Yva Jung: Mooning Monday 23 April – 16 May 2015 Born in Seoul in 1983, Yva Jung lives and works in London. She is a recipient of International Fellowship and grants including the Jerome Foundation (2011) and Arts Council Korea (2011, 2008). Her previous exhibitions include: CAFAM […]

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Korean ceramic artists at Ceramic Art London 2015

by Philip Gowman 13 April 2015
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The Craft Potters Association is holding Ceramic Arts London 2015 at the Royal College of Art from Friday 17 – Sunday 19 April 2015. Ceramic Art London 2015 provides a unique showcase for contemporary studio ceramics featuring work from leading national and international makers. There are six Korean ceramists exhibiting their work, and there will […]

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Hanmi Gallery to exhibit Leonard Johannson in Seoul

by Philip Gowman 10 April 2015
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Hanmi Gallery’s Sinsadong space opened last year, with the objective of bringing western artists to Seoul. The next exhibition should be an interesting one, with Swedish/Korean artist Leonard Johannson, whose London exhibition a year ago we rather liked. Leonard Johansson: ‘Under the influence’ Hanmi Gallery | Seoul 한미갤러리 | 서울시 강남구 신사동 608-12 | +82 […]

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Kim Chang-kyum joins group show at Hall Place & Gardens

by Philip Gowman 3 April 2015
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Bexley Heritage Trust seems to be acquiring a taste for Korean contemporary art. Last year they included Lee Hyunkoo’s work in a group show at Hall Place & Gardens, and Shin Meekyoung’s work in an exhibition at nearby Danson House. This year, Kim Chang-kyum’s work Water Shadow Four Seasons will feature in a water-themed group […]

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Is it Really Korea? a photographic exhibition at Connect

by Philip Gowman 24 March 2015
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Andy McKillop, a person with aphasia, took photographs of his trip to South Korea to make a fascinating exhibition. The exhibition opens at Connect, St Alphege, King’s Bench Street, London SE1 0QZ (020 7367 0845) on Friday 27 March 2015 at 4.00pm till 8.00pm. Drinks and snacks provided. The exhibition continues in April: Wednesday 1 […]

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“Icons of Rhetoric – Reading North Korea through its Images” returns for a second exhibition

by Philip Gowman 14 March 2015
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After a brief exhibition in Dalston last November, Icons of Rhetoric returns to a more central location for a two-week show at the Guardian offices behind Kings Cross: @The Guardian (News and Media Gallery), Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU. Exhibition opens 10am – 6pm every day from Monday March 23rd – Saturday 4th […]

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Bada Song’s CASH or SMASH Cornflake Sale, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 8 March 2015
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An intriguing performance-cum-exhibition coming up at Mokspace on the weekend of Mothering Sunday. Bada Song’s CASH or SMASH Cornflake Sale Performance / Event at MOKSPACE 2015 by Bada Song Sat 14th & Sun 15th March 2015, 10 am – 6 pm 33, Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH For the weekend of 14th 15th March 2015 […]

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Lee Ufan returns to Lisson Gallery

by Philip Gowman 7 March 2015
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In his first solo show in the UK since 2008, Lee Ufan makes a welcome return to the Lisson Gallery this month. Look out, too, for a talk by the artist at the KCCUK on 21 March. Lee Ufan 25 March – 9 May 2015 Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm | Saturday: 11:00am – […]

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