Dansaekhwa

After last year’s hit show, White Cube are aiming to repeat the success with a different range of work from the distinguished artist’s studio. “The works by Park Seo-Bo in this show consist of paper, worked into the paint surface so it looks like a big brushstroke,” says Martin Gayford in The Spectator. Park Seo-Bo: […]

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Exhibition news: Yun Hyong-keun at Simon Lee Gallery

by Events Editor 17 September 2016
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Yun Hyong-keun (b 1928) passed away in 2007. By arrangement with the artist’s son, a number of his works from the early 1990s are being exhibited at Simon Lee Gallery in Berkeley Street in what is his first posthumous solo show in London. The majority of the works are oil on linen, though one (not […]

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Event news: ARTTALK — What is Dansaekhwa?

by Events Editor 23 February 2016
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At the moment I’m struggling with Park Seo-Bo’s big solo show at the White Cube, so I’m hoping that this talk might help me approach it with greater understanding. ARTTALK: Contemporary Korean Art Today What is Dansaekhwa? The Korean Monochrome Movement and Park Seo-Bo Thursday 3 March 2016, 6:30pm Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand […]

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Exhibition news: Dansaekhwa — Minimal Korean Art of the 1970s, at The Arts Club

by Events Editor 9 January 2016
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Coinciding with the opening of the Park Seo-bo solo exhibition at White Cube is a broader exhibition of Dansaekhwa at the Arts Club. Open to non-members by appointment only at the times mentioned below. Dansaekhwa: Minimal Korean Art of the 1970s The Arts Club 40 Dover Street | Mayfair | London W1S 4NP | www.theartsclub.co.uk […]

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Exhibition news: Park Seo-Bo — Ecriture 1967-1981

by Events Editor 20 December 2015
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One of the big exhibitions opening in January is a solo show by Park Seo-bo, a key Dansaekhwa artist. Definitely an exhibition I’m looking forward to. Park Seo-Bo: Ecriture 1967-1981 Preview: Thursday 14 January, 6-8pm 15 January – 12 March 2016 White Cube Mason’s Yard | 25 – 26 Mason’s Yard | London SW1Y 6BU […]

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The growing interest in Dansaekhwa

by Philip Gowman 19 December 2015
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The Nation has an interesting piece by Barry Schwabsky on the recent growth in interest in Dansaekhwa in the States, pointing out that during November New York simultaneously hosted three solo shows by major artists: Chung Chang-sup at Gallerie Perrotin (3 Nov – 23 Dec) Yun Hyong-keun at Blum & Poe (30 Oct – 23 Dec) Ha Chong-hyun […]

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

by Events Editor 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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Lee Ufan – The Art of Encounter, in conversation at the KCC

by Events Editor 14 March 2015
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Coinciding with the opening of his latest exhibition at the Lisson Gallery, Lee Ufan will be in conversation at the KCCUK on 21 March: LEE UFAN – The Art of Encounter In Conversation with Dr. Lena Fritsch and Dr. Charlotte Horlyck Saturday 21 March, 2015 4-6pm followed by a Reception Korean Cultural Centre UK Grand […]

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Lee Ufan returns to Lisson Gallery

by Events Editor 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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Looking back at 2014: Culture, sport and tourism

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2015
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In the first of four articles looking back over 2014, we recall some of the culture, sports and heritage stories that made the news. Arts Dansaekhwa emerged as flavour of the year. Following the MMCA exhibition in 2013 and Joan Kee’s book, Kukje Gallery had a monochrome retrospective, and dansaekhwa artists were included in MMCA […]

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Dansaekhwa comes to France

by Events Editor 5 November 2014
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As an incredible Lee Ufan exhibition closes in Versailles, Gallerie Perotin opens a solo show by Park Seo-Bo. Lee Ufan Versailles Gardens 17 June to 2 November 2014 Why choose Lee Ufan as the contemporary artist for 2014 in Versailles? Dare I say that, again, it is André Le Nôtre who influenced both Alfred Pacquement, […]

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Some almost affordable Lee Ufan at Christies

by Philip Gowman 28 January 2013
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Some unusual and almost affordable Lee Ufan pieces are coming up for sale at Christie’s London on 14 February: an untitled charcoal on paper (55.2 x 73cm) work from 1984… and another similarly sized untitled work from 1977, ink and gouache on paper. Click on the links / images to find out more on the […]

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And for Christmas I’d like…

by Philip Gowman 26 September 2012
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If there are any chaebol bosses out there with 500 million won to spare, there’s an opportunity to buy me a nice Lee Ufan which would look very good above my fireplace at home. The auction is 12 October at Christie’s in London. Thank you.

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2012 Travel Diary 1: Dansaekhwa – Korean Monochrome Painting at the Museum of Contemporary Art

by Philip Gowman 24 April 2012
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Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, Saturday 24 March 2012. Whenever I come to Seoul I always try to get to Seoul Grand Park in Gwacheon to visit the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Even if there isn’t a particularly interesting special exhibition on (and that’s rare), their permanent collection is always worth a browse. This time, the special […]

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Korean footnotes from Venice Biennale 2011

by Philip Gowman 10 November 2011
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In previous biennales, Korean artists have had prominent solo exhibitions as collateral events to the main exhibition in the Giardini. We’ve had Atta Kim, Lee Ufan, and Chun Woo-jung in previous years, as well as participations in group shows. In 2011 I failed to find any Korean solo events. There were, however, three high profile […]

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Exhibition visit: Lee Ufan – Marking Infinity at the Guggenheim

by Philip Gowman 30 June 2011
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Lee Ufan’s current exhibition at the Guggenheim New York is his first major show in the US, and only the third by an Asian at the prestigious space – the previous being by Cai Guo-Qiang (I Want to Believe, 2008) and fellow Korean Paik Nam-june (The Worlds of Nam June Paik, 2000). With three-dimensional installations […]

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Lee Ufan at the opening of Marking Infinity

by Philip Gowman 26 June 2011
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The opening of Lee Ufan’s “Marking Infinity” at the Guggenheim. Lee tells his audience how he spent three weeks wrestling with the curved interior space of the Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda. http://twitpic.com/5h3ui5

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