Bae Bien-u (배병우)

No matter how prepared you think you are when you go to an art fair, you’ll always be caught unawares by a gallery who is showing an artist you weren’t expecting, or by a new side to an artist you thought you knew. In the most unlikely corner of the hall you can come across […]

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A Taste of Korea – at Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art, from 22 May

by Events Editor 13 May 2015
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Omer Tiroche’s new Mayfair gallery opened with its first exhibition in February this year. And for it’s second exhibition: a collection of established and emerging Korean artists: A Taste of Korea Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art | 21 Conduit Street | London W1S 2XP | www.otca.co.uk 22nd May – 19th June 2015 Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm […]

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Feature on photographer Bae Bien-u

by Philip Gowman 21 January 2012
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There’s a good feature on photographer Bae Bien-u (best known for his atmospheric pine tree images) in the JoongAng Ilbo http://t.co/V6Zr9GH7. See some of his photos of the Secret Garden on his website. Keywords: Artists: Bae Bien-u (배병우)

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Suh Do-ho doubles estimate

by Philip Gowman 4 July 2009
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The Christie’s sales of Korean artworks – and photography in particular – which took place on 1 July had mixed results. While the more expensive pieces made their estimates – and in the case of Suh Do-ho’s Some / One the hammer price came in at twice the estimate – some of the more entry-level […]

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Guerrilla artists take on the establishment

by Philip Gowman 30 June 2009
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In the north-east extremities of the City, on the fringes of bohemian Hoxton, is I-MYU, a small gallery on the first floor of a shared block. You need to ring the doorbell to gain admittance. Since its opening nearly two years ago, I-MYU has been championing the cause of Korean artists. Im Jeongae and Yu […]

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Distinctively Korean sales at Christie’s

by Events Editor 28 June 2009
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Coinciding with the interest in Korean art being generated by the Korean Eye: Moon Generation exhibition in the Saatchi gallery, Christie’s are holding an auction of contemporary photography on 1 July, in a sale which includes several Koreans who have featured on the pages of LKL. Probably the most eminent of the photographers represented is […]

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Exhibition visit: Smile of Buddha, the big Korean show in Brussels

by Philip Gowman 22 December 2008
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A review of the huge “Made in Korea” set of exhibitions in Brussels, of which the centrepiece is “Smile of Buddha”

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“Made in Korea” festival in Brussels

by Events Editor 5 October 2008
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The “Made in Korea” festival in Brussels is a big-budget four month perspective of Korea’s arts. Centred around the Centre for Fine Arts, this is a unique opportunity to see some of Korea’s ancient treasures and also some more contemporary visual and performing arts. Definitely worth a trip to Brussels. First, a summary of some […]

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Good morning Mr. Nam June Paik: the KCC’s inaugural exhibition

by Events Editor 26 January 2008
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Celebrating the opening of the Korean Cultural Centre in Northumberland Avenue, their opening exhibition has some high-profile works by Nam June Paik along with works by more contemporary artists. Good morning Mr. Nam June Paik 1 February – 7 March 2008 Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1 – 3 Strand | London WC2N […]

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Korean art the latest hot investment

by Philip Gowman 3 April 2006

Elton John profits from his investment in the work of Korean photographer Bae Bien-u

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