Ku Hye-young

I didn’t make it to Venice in 2015, so I managed to miss Sleepers in Venice, a group show of Korean artists curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim. Fortunately, she producted a documentary of the whole thing, which you can catch at the London International Filmmaker Festival this month. Be there. Sleepers in Venice Directed & […]

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Exhibition news: Iskai Art in ‘SILENT MOVIES’

by Events Editor 12 October 2015
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An exhibition in a car park underneath Cavendish Square. Sounds very alternative. But ISKAI has presented interesting work in interesting venues before. Remember the exhibition in the vaults of Old Billingsgate during President Park’s State Visit? SILENT MOVIES Level 3, Q-Park, Cavendish Square London, W16 0PN 16th October – 18th October ISKAI Contemporary Art is […]

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Sleepers in Venice: The Purgatory of Desires – Venice 8 May-7 June

by Events Editor 3 May 2015
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As well as the official Korean participation in this year’s Biennale, and the collateral event from Kukje Gallery, there’s a third exhibition in which ISKAI Contemporary Art presents specially commissioned Korean works inspired by a work of Mark Wallinger. Sleepers in Venice: The Purgatory of Desires Calle del Carbon, San Marco 4179, Venice, Italy / […]

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2014 Travel Diary day 10: two art museums and a reality show

by Philip Gowman 15 June 2014
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In which we have our customary day visiting the contemporary art museums. Eulji-ro, Seoul, Sunday 15 June, 9am. For the first time in recent memory I haven’t scheduled in a trip to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Gwacheon this visit. And that’s because, since the last visit, the big construction project on […]

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A Device: Back to the Moment at MokSpace

by Events Editor 28 September 2011
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News of the upcoming exhibition at MokSpace, near the British Museum: A device: Back to the moment Time: 30 September at 18:00 – 06 October at 18:00 Location: Mokspace 33, Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH London, United Kingdom Mokspace is pleased to present the group exhibition “A device: Back to the moment”. This exhibition features […]

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Korea’s trendy but baffling contemporary art scene in London

by Philip Gowman 26 September 2011
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Coinciding with rather too many events for London Design Week, three galleries competed with each other last Friday, 23 September, with opening events to show various eccentricities of the contemporary Korean art scene in London. After a quick look in at the dozen or so Korean MA students from Kingston University who were holding their […]

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Tripod Performance Night – Vanity of Vanities – at MokSpace

by Events Editor 22 September 2011
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Those who attended the Crossfields opening night at the KCC two years ago may remember a striking performance by Ku Hye-young, who followed it up by doing a piano recital dressed in black bin bags. Expect more out-of-the-ordinary performance at Mokspace this Friday, together with a fashion showcase: Tripod Performance Night – Vanity of Vanities […]

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Exhibition visit: the 4th 4482 exhibition – Rhizosphere

by Philip Gowman 7 March 2011
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The fourth 4482 group show by young Korean artists in London was bigger than ever this year – to such an extent that the organisers managed to secure some overspill gallery space on the ground floor of the OXO tower building, across the courtyard from the main Bargehouse warehouse. This overspill gallery space was very […]

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4482 2011: Rhizosphere – Directions in Motion comes to the Bargehouse

by Events Editor 16 February 2011
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The annual blockbuster group show of young Korean artists in London runs 24-27 February at the Bargehouse, bigger than ever: this year there are 60 artists exhibiting: The 4th 4482 Sasapari exhibition represents the largest ever showcase for Korean contemporary artists living and working in London. This year, entitled ‘Rhizosphere: Directions in Motion’, it presents […]

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4482 [SASAPARI] Utopia / Dystopia: A Palace with Contemporary Views

by Events Editor 18 February 2010
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Now in its third year, 4482 [SASAPARI] is the annual showcase for Korean contemporary artists living and working in London. In 2010, subtitled Utopia/ Dystopia: A Palace with Contemporary Views, it presents the latest work from 53 artists in the cavernous Bargehouse building on the South Bank. In the art world’s continual search for the […]

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Pause and Eject 2 – A show by Goldsmiths MFA students

by Events Editor 25 January 2010
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Notice of a show this week at Shoreditch Town Hall. PAUSE AND EJECT 2 is the second and last interim show from the current 2nd year Art Practice students at Goldsmiths before their final MFA exhibition together in July 2010. Since the hugely successful first ‘Pause and Eject’ exhibition at The Rag Factory back in […]

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Beethoven in a bin bag

by Philip Gowman 12 August 2009
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Tonight’s Storm and Stress evening at Goldsmiths: if I’d been playing Beethoven in a bin bag on such a hot and sweaty evening, I’d have been a bit stressed too http://bit.ly/jyQ9i #. But it was different, and unexpected. Keywords: Artists: Ku Hye-young

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Storm and Stress at Goldsmiths

by Events Editor 7 August 2009
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At the opening of the Crossfields exhibition last week at the KCC Ku Hyeyoung treated us to a preview of a performance she is doing with Kora Terao next week at Goldsmiths. Dressed in a dramatic black creation she stood under a muslin-covered chandelier like an animated statue, declaiming, miming, performing to the music of […]

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Crossfields – Korean Artists and Designers at the KCC

by Events Editor 25 July 2009
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A notice of the next exhibition at the KCC, commencing 30 July: The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to launch that the forthcoming exhibition ‘Crossfields’, an exhibition of 23 artists based in London. The exhibition will take place between 30 July and 12 September 2009. Crossfields brings together a broad range of artists from […]

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