Korean Masters, at Pontone Gallery

Pontone Gallery announces its October group show: Korean Masters Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB | www.pontonegallery.com 6 October – 29 October 2017 Opening reception Thursday 5 October | 6–8 pm Monday – Friday 10-6pm | Saturday 11-7pm | Sunday 11-6pm Bae Joonsung | Chun Kwang Young | Lee Jaehyo | […]

Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho in Frieze London project

Korean artists Moon Kyungwon an Jeon Joonho, who represented Korea in the 2015 Venice Biennale, have a specially commissioned film and photography project that will be on display throughout Frieze London. Other Korean interest will be provided by Seoul’s Hyundai and Kukje galleries (the latter with work by Kim Yong-ik), and New York’s Tina Kim […]

BBC Korea goes live

The BBC Korean language service started broadcasting today (Korea time / 4:30pm UK time yesterday). According to the press release, BBC News Korean features a daily 30-minute radio news programme broadcast at 15.30 GMT on Shortwave (SW) and 16.30 GMT Medium wave (MW). The service will also feature a digital offer with written stories, videos […]

Korean ceramics at the British Ceramics Biennial

This year the British Ceramics Biennial has two major strands with a Korean interest: first, a continuation of the Made in Korea project curated by Kay Aplin of Brighton’s Ceramic House, with output from a residency programme in which Korean potters Kim Jin and Baek Kyung-won produced work that responds to the ceramics produced by Wedgwood. […]

Korean designers at London Design Fair

Am I the only one confused about the branding of the design shows held in London at the end of September, and dismayed at the uselessness of their web designers? The branders seem to have decided that bunch of shows that have been around for a while should be gathered together under the heading of […]

Kim Juree’s work at the V+A is melting …

An integral and intended feature of Kim Juree’s work is that it self-destructs. As I said a couple of months ago when first reporting on the V+A’s Contemporary Korean Ceramics exhibition: “Kim makes models of 1980s-1990s houses being demolished in her naighbourhood. The houses are characterised by a unique combination of western and Korean architectural […]

Gig review: Kathryn Tickell + Black String

After witnessing so many astounding gigs at Club Inegales, where musicians from different cultures come together to create new and unrepeatable sounds, it really should not surprise me when a collaboration that looks slightly weird on paper is actually a stunning success when it happens. Collaboration, between Korean and British-based musicians, is one of the […]

Korean artists at START Art Fair 2017

Apologies to Skipwiths, who were good enough to invite me to this year’s START Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery. I got their invitation email and promptly forgot about it. Which meant I completely missed out not only on the works they were showing, but also that of a few other Korean artists / galleries. […]

A focus on Korean Jewellery at the V+A

The Victoria and Albert Museum has been collaborating with the Korea Craft and Design Foundation on a project where a group of eight Korean jewellery practitioners will come to the V&A for a two-week workshop during the London Design Festival from the 18 to 29 September. We get the opportunity to meet those designers at […]