London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Korean artists and designers at Canary Wharf

When thinking of Canary Wharf, you probably think of bankers and their bonuses, or maybe the underground shopping centre. But among all the commerce, there’s culture as well. There’s the annual jazz festival, the occasional concert at the Winter Gardens. And there are numerous window displays in the arcades which offer artists and designers the … [Read More]

Jo Seong-hee at Canary Wharf

Regular visitors to this site may be familiar with the work of photographer Jo Seong-hee. As well as photo essay of Korean traditional dancer Yi Chuljin composed for this site, she has exhibited in various places including a group photography show at the Photo-Space Gallery in Commercial Road: Uncertain States. In Uncertain States, Jo exhibited … [Read More]

Photo Essay: Yin and Yang in Korean Dance

Jo Seong-hee captures Yi Chuljin and Nam Youngho in rehearsal with some stunning images. Text by the editor. In a carefully-planned and stimulating collaboration at Roehampton, Yi Chuljin and Nam Youngho presented an evening of balances and contrasts, explicitly referencing Yin and Yang on several layers. Most obviously, we had a male and a female … [Read More]

Uncertain States: a second look

Peter Corbishley also pays a visit to the photographic show in Commercial Road Alerted by LKL, it was a pleasant surprise, on my way back from eating Korean food in New Malden, to pop into Photo Space at the bottom of the road where I live. Two Korean photographers, Jo Seong-hee and Park Ju-young, are … [Read More]

Korean photographers in Uncertain States

Two Korean photographers, Jo Seong-hee and Park Ju-young, are currently participating in Uncertain States, a group show at Photo-Space Gallery, 530 Commercial Road, London E1 0HY (Near Limehouse DLR). Jo Seong-hee has been loitering in the City and Canary Wharf taking night time photographs of the cityscape, pasting them together in what initially seems a … [Read More]