A brief tour of the Korean galleries at Art 14

Korean artists and galleries put on a good show at Art14, and got plenty of attention from the press. Time Out spotted (they were hard to miss) Choi Jeong-hwa’s huge collection of colourful pieces which looked like giant hubble-bubbles, installed at Hong Kong’s Pearl Lam Galleries. Also recommended in the same article was 43 Inverness […]

Korean portrait honours Queen’s jubilee

Kim Dong-yoo’s pop art portrait of the Queen, made up of 1,106 tiny pictures of Lady Di, will be included in the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition “The Queen: Art & Image” (17 May – 21 Oct) celebrating her Golden Jubilee, says the Chosun Ilbo. The work was displayed at the Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary exhibition […]

Korean Eye: anything but ordinary

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 […]

Upcoming sale at Christie’s Hong Kong

Some absolutely cracking Korean work for sale at Christie’s Asia Contemporary Art sale in Hong Kong, 30 May http://bit.ly/ccX9U3 # – including works by Chun Kwang-young, Kang Hyung-koo, Kim Dong-yoo and Yi Hwan-kwon. All four artists have exhibited in London, Chun Kwang-young via I-MYU Projects and the others at various Korean Eye exhibitions. Update: Between […]

Recycled jeans raise $232,000

Records were tumbling at the Christie’s auction of contemporary Asian art in Hong Kong on 24 May. As was to be expected, most attention (and cash) was focused on Chinese artists, but auction records were also set for individual artists from Indonesia, India and South Korea. One of the Korean artists featured was Choi So-young […]

Exhibition visit: To the furthest verge

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 […]