[Nottingham] The Real DMZ at New Art Exchange

A three-month exhibition in Nottingham as part of the UK-Korea year of cultural exchange: The Real DMZ New Art Exchange | 39-41 Gregory Boulevard | Nottingham NG7 6BE | www.nae.org.uk 27 January – 15 April 2018 The Real DMZ: Artistic encounters through Korea’s demilitarized zone has been curated by Sunjung KIM and The Real DMZ […]

Review: Embeddedness — The past, present and future of Korean experimental film

The series of three screenings of short experimental films at the Tate in September 2015 was a fascinating insight into an artform that is hardly mainstream. To someone not used to sitting in darkened rooms watching 16mm creations the experience was sometimes confusing, sometimes rewarding, but never less than interesting. And what brought the whole […]

Embeddedness: synopses of the films shown

The following is the text from the programme for the series of three screenings of Korean artists’ films which took place at Tate Modern’s Starr Auditorium, 18-19 September 2015. Embeddednes: Artist Films and Videos from Korea, 1960s to Now 18 — 19 September 2015 Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium £5 / £4 per screening The first […]

K-P.O.P – Contemporary Korean Art at MOCA Taipei

An interesting way of branding an exhibition, in one of the first countries to get enthusiastic about K-pop. If you’re in the area, it’s definitely worth a visit according to LKL’s former visual arts correspondent. On from 19 April to 15 June 2014. K-P.O.P: Contemporary Korean Art Process. Otherness. Play K-pop is commonly used today […]

Exhibition visit: Who is Alice? – Works from the MMCA collection at Spazio Lightbox, Venice

In previous years, the Venice Biennale has featured a number of Korea-related shows as collateral events scattered around the islands, giving a dedicated visitor the opportunity to walk through the backstreets and explore the vaporetto network while enjoying new artworks. In 2013 most of the Korean artists were gathered together in one place, in an […]

Who is Alice? – MMCA’s Biennale Collateral event

The Venice Biennale always has some Korean artists participating in collateral events, but this is the first time I can think of that there has been a major government-sponsored initiative. This special exhibition features works from the permanent collection of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Exhibition announcement courtesy of the MMCA. Who […]

Blue Crystal Ball: group exhibition at the Holden Gallery, Manchester

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is an energetic regional festival of new cinema, digital culture and art. The festival takes place annually in Liverpool and Manchester on alternate years, with an extended regional programme. There are three Korean artists participating in one of the group exhibitions: Blue Crystal Ball Thu 30 Aug 2012 — Thu 20 […]

Irrepressible Seoul: Contemporary Korean Video Art, at Hackney Picturehouse

An interesting film on contemporary Korean video art curated by Youna Shin, MA Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art. Irrepressible Seoul: Contemporary Korean Video Art Thursday, 05 July 2012, 6.30pm. Venue: Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE [Map]. Tickets: £6.00/£5.00 Concessions Running time: 75min (approx) Featuring work by: Yeondoo Jung, Kim Joon, […]

Suh Do-ho doubles estimate

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 […]

Distinctively Korean sales at Christie’s

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 […]

Through the Looking Glass closes soon

It’s your last chance to catch the Through the Looking Glass exhibition at Asia House. Quite by chance, and unfortunately making no reference to the show, the Times over the weekend featured one of the artists in a weekly column highlighting what’s hot on the web arts-wise. Sweet Dreams Crayon drawings by small children are […]

ARCO 2007, part 2: details of galleries in the contemporary art strand

The earlier post included all the special Korean events around the ARCO 2007 contemporary art fair. For you art gurus out there, here’s some details of the Korean artists and galleries showing there, direct from the ARCO press office (with email addresses slightly sanitised) —————————- KOREAN GALLERIES IN THE PROGRAM DEDICATED TO THE COUNTRY IN […]

Uncovering Wonderland

Review of the Asia House exhibition by Beccy Kennedy The multi-storey, multi-story exhibition of contemporary Korean art at Asia House, Through the Looking Glass, provides a multi-faceted Korean art experience, in terms of the media used and the themes approached by the artists. Independent curator, Jiyoon Lee, uses the looking glass as an audience-friendly metaphor […]