Jeon Joon-ho

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 […]

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News of the visual arts programme as part of Korea/UK season 2017/18

by Philip Gowman 27 May 2017
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Back in February, the British Council announced the various cultural events taking place in Korea as part of the UK/Korea season of cultural exchange. The first of the reciprocal events, the launch of the Korea/UK season, took place in the V&A last week with the launch of the Contemporary Korean Ceramics exhibition, with the upcoming […]

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The Ways of Folding Space and Flying: the 2015 Korean pavilion at Venice

by Events Editor 3 May 2015
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This year’s Korean Pavilion at Venice features work by Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho: The Ways of Folding Space & Flying A project by Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho Exhibition Period: May 9 – November 22, 2015 Opening hours: Tue – Sun | 10 am – 6 pm (Closed on Mondays, except May 11, June […]

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Conference report: Korean War study day at Asia House

by Philip Gowman 28 December 2010
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The 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 has given rise to a number of commemorative events this year. In November it was the turn of BAKS to present their own event at Asia House – an all-day seminar entitled Reflections on War and Peace: Sixty Years after the Korean War. […]

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Korean Eye: anything but ordinary

by Jennifer Barclay 14 July 2010
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Jennifer Barclay pays a quick visit to the varied exhibition of contemporary Korean art at the Saatchi Gallery Korean Eye was founded by David Ciclitira, who became a fan of contemporary Korean art when visiting South Korea on business, and decided to bring an exhibition to the UK for the first time last year. As […]

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Saatchi Gallery unveils Korean Eye round 2: Fantastic Ordinary

by Events Editor 20 June 2010
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The big budget, big venue contemporary Korean art show returns. Artists showing are a mixture of the established and the up-and-coming: Bae Chan Hyo | Gwon Osang | Jeon Joon Ho | Kim Dong Yoo | Park Eun Young | Bae Joon Sung | Hong Young In | Ji Yong Ho | Kim Hyunsoo | […]

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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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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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Circuit Diagram at Cell gallery

by Philip Gowman 26 October 2006

What do a 20 dollar bill, a spirit level, a geodesic dome, and a loudspeaker chanting Mongolian love songs in Korean have in common? That’s the question posed by the introduction to a multinational contemporary art show in the Cell gallery space in Cambridge Heath Road, Hackney. And answered. The loudspeaker chanting the Mongolian love […]

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Think Korea: Exposed — Black Box + Crystal Ball

by Events Editor 20 April 2006
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The first exhibition to be held as part of the Think Korea season: Exposed: Black Box & Crystal Ball May 4 – June 3, 2006 Debating Chamber, London County Hall, LG i-gallery, Harrods Department Store This project presents work by twenty video artists, from Korea, China, Taiwan, Australia, UK, New Zealand, Estonia and Norway. In […]

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Exhibition news: Enclosed — International Media art at the British Museum

by Philip Gowman 9 May 2005
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As part of the 2005 Korean Festival, Suum Projects is putting on an evening of international media art at the Stevenson Lecture Theatre at the British Museum, 10 May. Most of the video work is by Korean artists – detailed below – but there are also works by Marit Lindberg, Ene-Liis Semper, Nathalie Djurberg and […]

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