Kwon Soon-hak (권순학)

The Union Gallery in Teesdale Street is going through a refit at the moment: as well as the exhibition space on the ground floor, a new showroom space is being developed in the basement. Soon-Hak Kwon, a Union regular, specialises in documenting the history of a gallery space by creating ultra-high resolution life-size images of […]

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Soon-Hak Kwon: Everynothing, at Union Gallery

by Events Editor 19 October 2017
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It’s been a while since I last heard of a Korean exhibition at Union Gallery. Was it really as long ago as 2014? And that was also Soon-Hak Kwon. It’ll be nice to see his new work. Soon-Hak Kwon: Everynothing Union Gallery | 94 Teesdale Street | London E2 6PU | 18 October – 4 […]

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Exhibition news: elsewhere, at the Royal College of Art

by Events Editor 29 September 2015
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A brief show at the RCA features work by Soonhak Kwon and Suhee Kim, among others. Note that despite the poster and what it says on the RCA website, one of the exhibitors tells me the exhibition closes on 4 October, not 11 October. elsewhere 30 September 2015 to 4 October 2015 | 10am – […]

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Have a Good Day, Mr Kim! – Choi and Lager’s summer exhibition in Cologne

by Events Editor 14 June 2015
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Nowhere near London, but I’m posting this just because I wish I could find a conveniently-timed flight to get me to the opening event, as this is an exhibition I’d love to get to. I fear that this press release is the closest I’m going to get. Choi and Lager have assembled a pretty impressive […]

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Exhibition visit: Kwon Soonhak at UNION Gallery

by Philip Gowman 13 July 2014
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This is an exhibition whose accompanying essay says it all. So often the blurb which goes with an exhibition is incomprehensible. Union has done it exactly right with this particular essay. The altarpiece which is the subject of the work Ecce Homo is from All Souls Langham Place, where the artist sings in the choir. […]

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Soon Hak Kwon: Truth is in the Detail, at Union Gallery

by Events Editor 3 July 2014
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I somehow can’t believe that this is Soon Hak Kwon’s first solo show in the UK – he has been such a fixture of the Korean art scene over the past few years that I kind of assume he must have had several. Anyway, it’ll be nice to be able to focus on his work […]

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Choi & Lager’s Paris summer exhibition: 82-33-44

by Events Editor 1 June 2014
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News of Choi and Lager‘s 2014 Paris summer show: 82-33-44 Group exhibition of Korean artists in Paris 13 June – 2 July 2014 Opening reception Friday, 13 June 2014, 7pm onwards 7 Rue Gustave Nadaud | 75016 Paris | Code: F2476 Interphone: LE FUR CHOI | 2nd floor The title of the exhibition looks like […]

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An evening at the London Art Fair 2014

by Philip Gowman 20 January 2014
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London Art Fair can usually be relied upon to show a range of Korean contemporary artists for a number of galleries. This year we’re sure we must have missed some of the artists showing as we didn’t have time to do a trawl of the whole exhibition. Instead we focused on the galleries we knew […]

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Korean art at the 2014 London Art Fair

by Events Editor 11 January 2014
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At the 2014 London Art Fair there will be two galleries majoring in Korean artists: Union and Hanmi. I’m looking forward to reacquainting myself with the han-laden sculptures of Yu Jinyoung (Union) and the humorous video work of Park June Bum (Hanmi). London regulars Kwon Soonhak and Yun Sungfeel will also be there, and Union’s […]

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A Soldier’s Tale at Asia House

by Events Editor 4 July 2013
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Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War, a new exhibition opens next week at Asia House: A Soldier’s Tale Exhibition – 130 Years of Friendship, 60 Years of Memories Presented by ISKAI Contemporary Art, at Asia House 8 – 20 July 2013 10.00-18.00 Mon – Sat A Soldier’s Tale is an […]

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Choi & Lager’s third Paris exhibition: Secret Garden

by Events Editor 28 March 2013
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I always enjoy seeing arts works in a domestic setting rather than the sterile space of a gallery. So, if you happen to be in Paris, give Sunhee Choi a ring and pop over to the 16th arondissement to see some fine contemporary Korean work. CHOI&LAGER project is pleased to invite you to the exhibition […]

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High-rise Korean art at NEO Bankside from Choi and Lager

by Philip Gowman 18 December 2012
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2012 has been a year when Korean art has emerged from the sterile white cube of the gallery to be displayed in real-life spaces. From working offices to inhabited domestic settings, it has been a good year for seeing art in places where you can live with and enjoy it on a daily basis rather […]

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White Rain at Union Gallery

by Events Editor 1 June 2012
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It’s been a while since Union Gallery featured a Korean show. Nice to see them back, with two artists who specialise in site-specific work. WHITE RAIN 02/06/2012 – 14/07/2012 ‘WHITE RAIN’ presents a collaborative work by MINAE KIM and SOONHAK KWON. Exhibiting together in the same room, the artists individually approach diverse spatial questions within […]

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A private Korean art exhibition at 16 Stafford Terrace

by Events Editor 28 April 2012
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There is a steady stream of Korean art exhibitions at commercial and public galleries, where the work is hung in a sterile, anonymous fashion so that you can focus on the art itself. Now comes something different: art hung in a very private space, where it is nurtured and cared for in a living environment. […]

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When I spoke its name, it came to me and became a flower: Korean group show in Paris

by Events Editor 31 March 2012
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News of a group exhibition of Korean artists in a Paris home. Ring before you go. “When I spoke its name, it came to me and became a flower” Sunhee Choi and Jari Lager are pleased to invite you to this group exhibition Private View: Saturday, 31 March 2012, from 19.00 onwards 7 Rue Gustave […]

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Exhibition visit: the 5th Sasapari exhibition – Map the Korea – at the Bargehouse

by Philip Gowman 14 March 2012
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Every year the big group exhibition by Korean artists in London seems to get bigger and more ambitious. After a first event in New Malden in 2007, its home for the four most recent shows has been the Bargehouse by the OXO Tower, a large and semi-derelict space with plenty of nooks and crannies to […]

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Kwon Soonhak and Won Seoyeoung in HADA Contemporary group show

by Events Editor 2 March 2012
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HADA Contemporary has two non-Koreans in its March exhibition downstairs at Albemarle Gallery. But there’s also two Korean artists, who you’ll recognise from Sasapari and elsewhere in the London K-art scene: Kwon Soonhak and Won Seoyeoung. March Group Exhibition HADA Contemporary, Mayfair 2 – 24 MARCH 2012 HADA Contemporary is pleased to announce an exciting […]

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