London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

Guerrilla artists take on the establishment

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 … [Read More]

Korean Eye: Moon Generation at the Saatchi Gallery

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: Korean Eye: Moon Generation Exhibition to showcase Korea’s premier contemporary artists for … [Read More]

Ten contemporary Korean artists you should know

Contemporary Korean Art from the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea Korean Cultural Centre, 1 Northumberland Avenue, through 16 May 2008. Free Admission Review by Grace Kim Korean Contemporary Art has become something of a recent phenomenon in the western art world, despite developing in Korea with influences from abroad for over 40-50 years. The … [Read More]