News of some unteresting events at the Cultural Centre to go with the Crossfields exhibition: a fashion workshop, gallery tour and conference with exhibiting artists
How to Thrive as an Artist?
Tuesday 8 September, 2009, 6 – 7.30pm
We have selected six participating artists to be present for this forum to discuss subjects of which any artist, from any background will eventually ponder: “How to thrive as an artist?” In order to bring a wider perspective, the Korean Cultural Centre UK has invited experts from the art world to discuss the participating artists’ works and the contemporary art scene in the Europe in general. Through this open discussion with the audience and the artists, we very much hope that you will also develop your own understanding of the philosophy behind the works.
The exhibition curator Seungmin Kim will lead the forum of panellists which includes the Director of Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, Jonathan Watkins. He was curator of the Chisenhale Gallery in London during which period this relatively small local gallery became an internationally known centre of excellence – many of the Artists shown at that time have since gone on to major acclaim including a number of Turner Prize winners. Watkins later moved to the Serpentine Gallery (1995–1997) and worked in a freelance capacity as curator of the Biennale of Sydney in 1998. Watkins now lives in Birmingham, England. He currently directs the Ikon Gallery, and recently unveiled plans for a new museum of modern art in Birmingham.
Participating Artists: SHIN Gunwoo, SHIN Kiwoon, KIM Gemini, HUR Shan, BAAK Je, KWON Soon-Hak
Fashion Workshop DIY (Design it Yourself)
Thursday 3 September, 2009, 2 – 4pm
The fashion workshop is aimed at children aged 5 to 10 accompanied by parents or guardians.The workshop will feature the process of designing and patterning clothes. Please fill the participating slip to complete registration.
Please see www.kccuk.org.uk to download application form.
Gallery Tour “Talk and Walk at Crossfields”
Tuesday 3 September, 2009, 4-5pm
The Gallery Tour is open to all and is an opportunity to meet the artists and the exhibition curator and to discuss the works on display.