Han Debbie

As many readers might know, I recently gave a talk at the British Korean Women’s Society on a pretty risky topic: I was asked to give a Western male’s perspective on Korean women.  I decided to play it relatively safe, and discuss the topic through the lens of Korean novels, films and artworks that are accessible […]

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Exhibition visit: Korean Eye 2012 – the biggest Korean art show in London yet

by Philip Gowman 12 October 2012
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With the high profile exhibition of Chinese art having just opened at the Hayward Gallery, let’s not forget that there was an equally significant exhibition of contemporary Korean art at the privately funded Saatchi Gallery earlier this summer. Like many exhibitions, Korean Eye 2012 was one which needed to be visited several times. It was […]

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Korean Eye 2012 at the Saatchi Gallery

by Events Editor 15 July 2012
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After a break from London last year, Korean Eye is back, bigger than ever, taking over the whole of the Saatchi Gallery – not just a couple of rooms. All the works are owned by the Korean Eye organisation, but this exhibition has been independently curated. A great contribution to all the Korean cultural events […]

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Debbie Han interviewed in the Korea Times

by Philip Gowman 4 March 2010
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Good to see a feature on Debbie Han, a regular in the London Korean Art scene, in the Korea Times: # I had a vision, a strong desire to document what was happening in Korea and Asia at this moment, through my own eyes. I grew up in the U.S., and when I came to […]

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Sesame and Saatchi – two contemporary Korean art exhibitions

by Philip Gowman 9 July 2009
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The first hanging of the Moon Generation exhibition, for all the fanfares which went with it, was disappointing. Single works by different artists can work in a room together – Christie’s showed us how with their recent photography sale – but the Moon Generation curator’s first shot at doing so failed. In part, this was […]

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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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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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Korean Eye: Moon Generation at the Saatchi Gallery

by Events Editor 16 June 2009
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News of a big Korean contemporary art exhibition in a high profile gallery, with lots of big name artists, many of whom will be familiar to gallery-frequenters in London. I’ll do a proper article shortly, but in the meanwhile, here’s the official notice: EXHIBITION TO SHOWCASE KOREA’S PREMIER CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FOR THE FIRST TIME ON […]

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Of Origin and Future: an I-MYU exhibition in Cork Street

by Events Editor 6 November 2008
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As part of Asian Art in London I-MYU Projects is holding a special exhibition in Mayfair’s Cork Street entitled “Of Origin and Future”.

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We look forward to lunchtime

by Philip Gowman 17 February 2008
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An assessment of “Good Morning, Mr Paik Nam June” Korean Cultural Centre, UK, 1 Feb – 2 Mar, Mon-Fri 9:30 – 5:30 It must be a very attractive prospect to be offered the job of curating a prestigious exhibition at the high-profile launch of a cultural centre. Having a blank canvas to work on certainly […]

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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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Exhibition visit: To the furthest verge

by Philip Gowman 17 October 2007
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I-MYU’s new gallery space was launched last week with a show by two Korean and one Korean-American artist. The gallery itself is situated in the slightly unfashionable north-east fringes of the City. Unfashionable at least from the perspective of us City types, but if your eyes stray slightly northwards on the map from I-MYU’s street […]

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I-MYU opening exhibition: To the furthest verge

by Events Editor 3 October 2007
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I-MYU projects celebrates the opening of its gallery in style this month. I-MYU’s first project in London was the jointly curated show at Ritter/Zamet, Abandoned Protocol. October sees the opening of its gallery on the eastern outskirts of the City, at 23 Charlotte Road, EC2A 3PB [Map]. I-MYU promotes emerging Asian artists, with a particular […]

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