Contemporary K-art in front of Tate Modern at the Thames Festival

More details of the K-art stream in the wide-ranging Korean participation in the Thames Festival. And while you’re paying a visit, don’t forget to pop in to the Tate Modern itself, where Sung Hwan Kim has an amazing installation in the East Tank.

‘All Eyes on Korea’: Contemporary Korean Art and Family Workshops

Saturday, 8th September – Sunday, 9th September 2012 (12.00 – 19.00 Daily)
Tate Modern Forecourt

The 100 day festival of Korean Culture ‘All Eyes on Korea’, is delighted to introduce a series of events including family workshops with contemporary Korean artists Meekyoung Shin and Hong Sang-sik at the Mayor’s Thames Festival on 8-9 September 2012. New-Media Artist Lee Lee-Nam will also be screening a series of his works throughout the weekend.

Written In Soap: Cheomseongdae

Sat/Sun 12.00-19.00

Cheomseongdae and soap
The famous Shilla dynasty observatory, the Cheomseongdae, and some soapy bricks for its reconstruction in Meekyoung Shin’s project

Having just completed an outdoor soap installation in London’s Cavendish Square and currently exhibiting Translation Vases series at the Saatchi Gallery, contemporary Korean artist Meekyoung Shin will lead workshops making colourful soap-bricks, sponsored by Lush Limited.

These will be used to create a replica of Cheomseongdae the 7th century observatory in Korea and one of the oldest surviving scientific installations on Earth.

New-Media Art Projections by LEE Lee Nam

Sat 13.00, 14.10, 16.30 & 18.40
Sun 12.00. 13.10, 15.30. 17.40 & 19.50 (each Screening is approximately 5 minutes)

A still from one of Lee Lee-nam's videos
A still from one of Lee Lee-nam’s videos

This will feature a selection of stunning large-scale projections by Lee Lee Nam on LEDs screens. These media art pieces are tranquil animations inspired by Korea’s traditional paintings. Lee Lee-nam whose work combines traditional and modern Korea is widely seen as the natural successor to Korea’s legendary Nam-June Paik.

Scattering, Stepping on and Shaping Noodles

Sat/Sun 12.00-19.00

Noodle sculptures by Hong Sang-sik
Noodle sculptures by Hong Sang-sik

This workshop features contemporary artist Hong Sang-sik whose work involves creating shapes and objects with dried noodles. Normally seen in cold, spicy soups these ultra thin, white noodles are dried, delicately tied and trimmed in small bundles. Having prepared the leading edge, participants will be able to manipulate and carve the noodles into different shapes in their own style. Also, a pool of noodles will be available for participants to step on and scatter the white, thin object into small particles.

The performances and workshops at ‘All Eyes On Korea’ at the Mayor’s Thames Festival will bring the Korean Cultural Centre’s exciting 100 day summer festival to a close.

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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