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.

A new site-specific work by Shan Hur will be installed in the churchyard of St Helen’s Bishopsgate as part of Sculpture in the City 2015: Shan Hur | Sculpture in the City Located at St Helen’s Bishopsgate Churchyard, this artwork will be installed on 4 July 2015 Sculpture in the City, the dynamic yearly public […]

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KWK exhibition: Korean traditional wedding and bridal room, 8-31 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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To complement the exhibition of contemporary Korean art showing as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea, here’s something more traditional: Korean traditional wedding and bridal room From August 8, 2015 until the end of August. Venue: Kingston Museum | Wheatfield Way | Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS A display of Korean Traditional Wedding and Bridal Room […]

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KWK exhibition: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing, 4-14 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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A contemporary art exhibition as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing Participating Artists: HaYoung Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Sea Hyun Lee, Sejin Park, Meekyoung Shin Venue: The Creative Industries Centre, Kingston College, 55 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 5BP Admission FREE. Exhibition open: Tue 4 – Fri 14 August, […]

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Arirang: the 2015 KAA summer residency at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 23 June 2015
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This year’s summer residency of the Korean Artists Association at the KCC runs for nearly three weeks, 7 – 27 July. Registration is required for the opening performance, via koreanartuk@gmail.com. Arirang: the 2015 Korean Artists’ Association summer residency at the KCC 2015 Opening Reception: Tue 7th July 6pm – 8.30pm PERFORMANCE: 7pm RSVP: koreanartuk@gmail.com EXHIBITION: […]

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Icons of Rhetoric moves to Nottingham

by Philip Gowman 18 June 2015
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After two successful shows in London, Chris Barrett’s and Gianluca Spezza’s thoughtful take on North Korean media moves to Nottingham: ICONS OF RHETORIC | 북한의 수사학 아이콘 Looking In, With a View to Looking Out North Korea reinterpreted on instant film DATE: Thu 18 Jun 2015 – Fri 10 Jul 2015 TIME: Monday – Friday, […]

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Minho Kwon: We Also Deserve to Live — at The Foundry Gallery

by Philip Gowman 17 June 2015
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I enjoyed seeing Minho Kwon’s work at Anise Gallery last year, so I’m looking forward to seeing some of his new work at The Foundry Gallery in Chelsea this summer: We Also Deserve to Live New work by Minho Kwon 2 July – 13 August The Foundry Gallery | 39 Old Church St | Chelsea […]

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Have a Good Day, Mr Kim! – Choi and Lager’s summer exhibition in Cologne

by Philip Gowman 14 June 2015
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Nowhere near London, but I’m posting this just because I wish I could find a conveniently-timed flight to get me to the opening event, as this is an exhibition I’d love to get to. I fear that this press release is the closest I’m going to get. Choi and Lager have assembled a pretty impressive […]

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Shinwook Kim in Sleepwalker, at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 30 May 2015
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The second exhibition resulting from the KCCUK’s Open Call for artists: Shinwook Kim: Sleepwalker KCCUK Open Call II Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1 – 3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW | www.kccuk.org.uk 8 June – 27 June 2015 The second winner of 2015 KCCUK Open Call is Shinwook Kim. His first […]

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Hwang Seontae and Lee Jeonglok in Masters of Light, at Shine Artists

by Philip Gowman 14 May 2015
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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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