Victoria & Albert Museum

This year-long exhibition as part of the Korea/UK 2017-18 cultural collaboration brings together a range of approaches and responses to Korean ceramics. From work that is purely functional to work that is purely decorative, via work that seeks to critique contemporary Korean society, the unifying element is the quality of the craftsmanship and execution. Yoon […]

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Exhibition news: Contemporary Korean Ceramics, at the V+A

by Events Editor 19 May 2017
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I rashly said yesterday morning that I thought that the upcoming Korean / British poetry collaboration coming up in June was the first London event in the UK/Korea Creative Futures 2017/18 programme. I was wrong. It was announced last night at the V&A that their Contemporary Korean Ceramics exhibition, which opens today, is officially the […]

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The V+A’s official video of Kang Yiyun’s residency

by Philip Gowman 2 May 2016
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The V+A has put together a short video of Yiyun Kang’s residency, with footage from the two performances of her work in the Cast Courts. Much more informative than LKL’s botched effort. There’s also a brief blog post on the museum’s website, and you can find a better quality version of the video on vimeo. […]

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Exhibition visit: Yiyun Kang’s Casting, at the V+A

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2016
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Yiyun Kang’s Casting installation, in which she projects lighting effects with pinpoint accuracy onto the complex 3-dimensional surfaces of Roman and medieval sculptures, is a slightly eerie and a very special experience. The technique, known called projection-mapping, requires painstaking measurements of the target surface to be taken, to ensure that the projection is not distorted by […]

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Exhibition news: Yiyun Kang presents her site-specific work in the V+A

by Events Editor 30 January 2016
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Having visited Yiyun Kang in her V+A studio to see what her residency is about, I’m looking forward to seeing this upcoming installation in the Cast Court: Casting Room 46a, Cast Courts, Victoria & Albert Museum Friday 12 February 2016, 18:30一22:00 Friday 18 March 2016, 18.30一22.00 Free, drop in. Supported by Samsung Casting is a […]

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Visit digital artist Yiyun Kang at work in her V+A studio

by Events Editor 26 October 2015
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An opportunity to see an artist at work: Yiyun Kang, Samsung Korean Digital Art Resident at the V&A. Go behind the scenes and visit Yiyun in her studio to find more about her creative practice, ranging from projection mapping to immersive video installations, animation and digital prints. Meet at the V&A Museum Grand Entrance Meeting […]

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The full programme for the V+A’s Chuseok family day on 13 September

by Events Editor 26 August 2015
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The Victoria & Albert Museum have released details of the treats in store on their Chuseok family day. It all looks fun, but if I could recommend one thing in particular: make a beeline for one of Sef Townsend’s story-telling sessions and you’ll be captivated – and the kids will love it too. Chuseok: Korean […]

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Event news: Chuseok family day at the V+A, 13 Sept

by Events Editor 16 August 2015
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The V+A is building up a nice track record of engaging, family-oriented events with a Korean angle. Their next one has a Chuseok theme: Chuseok Festival Family Event Sun 13 September 2015 11:00–17:00 The John Madejski Garden, Victoria and Albert Museum Admission free – just drop in. FAMILY EVENT: Join us to celebrate Chuseok, the […]

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V&A invites applicants for digital residency

by Philip Gowman 19 May 2015
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An exciting time for the V&A as they prepare to host their first Korean artist in residence this October for a period of 6 months: V&A Samsung Korean Digital Art Residency 1 October 2015 – 31 March 2016 Bursary: £10,000 for six months (subject to tax and national insurance) Plus one standard return flight to […]

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Joo Yeon Sir plays Bach/Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Waxman at the V+A

by Events Editor 14 May 2015
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A late addition to this month’s concert diary: Friday 15th May 2015 6:30PM (Victoria & Albert Museum, London – Norfolk House Music Room), an evening recital by Joo Yeon Sir (violin) with Irina Andrievsky (piano) Bach-Mendelssohn Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004 for Violin and Piano Beethoven Sonata No. 5 in […]

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Making, dyeing and using traditional Korean paper – a rewarding day of workshops at the V+A

by Philip Gowman 12 April 2015
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A fascinating pair of workshops at the V&A on Saturday introduced an audience of conservators to the making and dyeing of traditional Korean paper, and of some of its modern uses. The workshops were presented as part of the Adapt & Evolve Conference 2015 organised by the Book & Paper Group of the Institute of […]

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Friday Late at the V&A – a fun evening of cultural collision

by Philip Gowman 31 May 2014
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Are the British becoming more Korean? That was the rather silly thought that occurred to me as I walked round the energetic space of the V&A yesterday evening for the Korea Friday Late. What do I mean by that? Well, at every expo or festival in Korea the emphasis is on physical experience. You can’t […]

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Hanmi Gallery presents Junebum Park at the V&A

by Events Editor 22 May 2014
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Here’s some detail about Hanmi Gallery’s participation in the Friday Late at the V&A this month. Junebum Park was a big attraction at their stall at Art14 this year. Junebum Park At Friday Late Korea Victoria and Albert Museum, the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre 30 May 2014, 6:30 PM – 10 PM For […]

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Friday Late at the V&A: the final programme

by Events Editor 21 May 2014
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The Korean Friday Late at the V&A promises to be both lively and interesting. Details have been emerging over the last couple of weeks, and their press release at www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/friday-late/ is now final. Below is the text, expanded in places with LKL’s commentary in italics and images from our archives. Friday Late: Korea 30 May […]

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

by Events Editor 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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BKWS monthly meeting: a tour of the V&A

by Events Editor 10 September 2013
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Something different for the British Korean Women’s Society this month: Tour of the Victoria & Albert Museum Friday 20th September 2013 6.45pm MAIN ENTRANCE FOYER THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM South Kensington London SW7 2RL The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was founded in 1852 with the aim of giving British artists and manufacturers the […]

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Fashion, food and music: Korea Shining Bright with Lie Sang Bong at the V&A

by Philip Gowman 18 August 2012
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It’s not often that an honour guard in Joseon dynasty costume greets you as you enter a London public building. In fact the last time I can recall it happening was at the celebration of Korean food and fashion at the Banqueting House in 2009. And at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 30 July […]

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