National Pension Service to open London office

The Korean National Pension Service (NPS), one of the world’s biggest pension funds, is to set up a new base in London. The NPS announced the decision after a meeting between its chairman, Jun Kwang-woo, and the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, who is visiting Seoul for the Nuclear Security Summit. http://bit.ly/HBfyx3

The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit

Trying to stay in Seoul at the time of such a big event as the Nuclear Security Summit meant that some of my preferred hotels were booked solid or had revoked any discounts which might otherwise have been available. But it was interesting seeing the preparations that Seoul had been making, from the security arrangements […]

Korea’s National Museum in top 10

The National Museum of Korea makes top ten most visited global art venue, according to The Art Newspaper (via the BBC) http://bbc.in/GOytcN. The same article gives a special mention to the National Folk Museum of Korea in the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung for four exhibitions attracting more than 9,000 visitors a day.

In the Details – at Hanmi Gallery

News of Hanmi Gallery’s 10th Interim Exhibition: In the Details Friday 23 March – Friday 6 April 2012 Hanmi Gallery is pleased to announce its 10th interim exhibition ‘In the details’, presenting new work by Locco Lee and Robert Lye. The exhibition brings together two artists who each focus on particular aspects of their environments, […]

A Single Spark at the KCC

Park Kwang-su month continues at the KCC with the story of Jeon Tae-il. We’re back on an upward trajectory after last week’s Uprising. A Single Spark (1995) 7pm, 12th March 2012 Director: Park Kwang-su Cast: Park Joong-hoon, Hong Kyoung-in, Kim Bo-kyeong Genre: Political drama Certificate: 15 Running Time: 96 min Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre […]

Lines in Drawing at 43 Inverness Street

For me, Kim Chin-wook was one of the artists to watch at the recent Sasapari group show. He is joined by another Korean, Kim Ji-eun, at a group show in Camden. Lines in Drawing 16 March – 20 April, 2012 A group drawing exhibition in which lines are the featured element. Marc Hulson | Bryan […]