Kimsooja

Surfing the web recently, following a link related to UK based Korean artist / photographer Bae Chan-hyo, I came across this article in the New York Times on the subject of thirteen artists dealing with the subject of migration. Apart from the piece on Bae, which highlighted some new work of his from 2018 (which […]

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Francesca Cho in Hommage à Whanki

by Events Editor 30 April 2014
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If I ever win the Euromillions lotto, LKL Towers will be adorned with a Kim Whanki or two. But as that will never happen, I have to content myself with an occasional visit to the Whanki Museum in Buam-dong. This May, there is a special group show in the museum, which includes work by London […]

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

by Philip Gowman 19 April 2014
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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 […]

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Exhibition visit: Kimsooja – To Breathe: Bottari, Venice 2013

by Philip Gowman 30 June 2013
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In Kimsooja’s work commissioned for the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year it was the pavilion itself that was the installation. The Korean Pavilion, designed by Seok Chul Kim and Franco Mancuso is the most recent of the 25 national pavilions to have been constructed in the Giardini and opened for business in […]

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Biennale news: Kimsooja | To Breathe: Bottari, at Venice 2013

by Events Editor 15 May 2013
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The official notice of the exhibition in the Korean Pavilion as part of Venice 2013: Kimsooja | To Breathe: Bottari Korean Pavilion, Venice, 1 June – 24 November 2013. “Traditionally, la Biennale di Venezia exhibits artists hosted by their countries of origin in national pavilions. Rather like in World Expos, I wanted the Korean Pavilion itself […]

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Kimsooja to represent Korea at the Venice Biennale 2013

by Philip Gowman 22 January 2013
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Kimsooja is an artist whose work has grown on me over the years. When I first saw one of her video works I didn’t spend long in front of it. But each time I saw her work I enjoyed it more, until I was completely enthralled by her Needle Woman videos when I saw them […]

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

by Events Editor 1 September 2012
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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 […]

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2011 Travel Diary day 9: MOCA’s latest exhibitions

by Philip Gowman 8 May 2011
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Myeongdong, Seoul, Sunday 8 May 2011. Whenever I travel to Korea I try to visit the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art main building in Gwacheon. This time there was an exhibition of recent additions to the permanent collection – including an imposing set of video works by Kimsooja – and a special retrospective […]

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Kimsooja in Aware: Art Fashion Identity at the Royal Academy of Arts

by Events Editor 6 December 2010
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Korean video artist Kimsooja participates in group show at Royal Academy of Arts – GSK Contemporary Season 2010 – http://bit.ly/dYgt49 #: GSK Contemporary – Aware: Art Fashion Identity 02.12.2010 – 30.01.2011 Full list of artists includes new commissions by Hussein Chalayan and Yinka Shonibare MBE The Royal Academy of Arts presents GSK Contemporary 2010, the […]

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Kimsooja: Talking Art at Tate Modern

by Events Editor 11 February 2010
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News of an artist talk coming up next weekend. Saturday 20 February 2010, 14.00–15.30 Korean born artist Kimsooja is internationally known for her installations, films, photographs and performances. Her interest in fabrics references nomadic life in her trademark Bottari -bundles made of traditional Korean bedspreads, usually used to pack clothes. This sense of wrapping and […]

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Exhibition visit: Smile of Buddha, the big Korean show in Brussels

by Philip Gowman 22 December 2008
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A review of the huge “Made in Korea” set of exhibitions in Brussels, of which the centrepiece is “Smile of Buddha”

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“Made in Korea” festival in Brussels

by Events Editor 5 October 2008
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The “Made in Korea” festival in Brussels is a big-budget four month perspective of Korea’s arts. Centred around the Centre for Fine Arts, this is a unique opportunity to see some of Korea’s ancient treasures and also some more contemporary visual and performing arts. Definitely worth a trip to Brussels. First, a summary of some […]

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