London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

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 … [Read More]

Korean artists and galleries at Art14

As an addendum and recap to my post of last December, here are the galleries I know of who will be presenting Korean artists at Art14 (28 Feb – 2 Mar at Olympia Grand): Section Gallery Artists (if announced) London First 43 Inverness Street (London) Kim Ha-young, Oak Jungho Choi & Lager (Cologne) Lee Seahyun, … [Read More]

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]

ARCO 2007, part 2: details of galleries in the contemporary art strand

The earlier post included all the special Korean events around the ARCO 2007 contemporary art fair. For you art gurus out there, here’s some details of the Korean artists and galleries showing there, direct from the ARCO press office (with email addresses slightly sanitised) —————————- KOREAN GALLERIES IN THE PROGRAM DEDICATED TO THE COUNTRY IN … [Read More]

Kimchi juice: the art medium of the future – a visit to Give me Shelter at Union Gallery

I went to the “Give me Shelter” exhibition at the Union Gallery one lunchtime this week, as it’s only 15 minutes walk from my office. I’ll be going back again. Possibly the easiest works to relate to are the biggest and the smallest. Hyungkoo Lee‘s skeletal coyote and roadrunner occupied a whole room, atmospherically lit. … [Read More]

Four emerging artists

From a recent two-part article in the Korea Herald: Four emerging artists by Shin Hae-in 6 April 2006 In recent years, young artists in their 20s and 30s have emerged as the mainstream of the art world, bringing rapid changes to the domestic art scene. The Korea Herald met four of these emerging artists in … [Read More]