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 […]

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 […]

Hyungkoo Lee at Bexley Heritage Trust: BEASTLY HALL – A place where artists and creatures collide

Hyungkoo Lee at Bexley Heritage Trust BEASTLY HALL – A place where artists and creatures collide 28 March – 1 September 2013 Celebrate 60 years of our historic Queen’s Beasts topiaries by escaping into a world of fantastical creatures. Meet a carnival of unlikely monsters and unnatural beings in the new exhibition, Beastly Hall. Featuring […]

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 […]

Pseudo-scientist inventing reality: a visit to Lee Hyung-koo’s work at the Venice Biennale 2007

Lee Hyungkoo: The Homo Species Korean Pavillion, 52nd Venice Biennale, 10 June – 21 November 2007 In a Biennale dominated by the theme of war, AIDS, destruction and desolation, it was comforting to find some of the country pavillions conforming to national stereotypes. The French pavillion dissected a love letter written by a rather callous […]

Korea at the Venice Biennale 2007: Lee Hyungkoo — The Homo Species

Details of Korea’s participation in this year’s Biennale: Hyungkoo Lee: The Home Species Korean Pavilion, Venice, 10 June – 21 November 2007 Curator’s Introduction The starting point of curating this exhibition was to reconsider the geopolitical and cultural specificities of the national pavilion system at the Venice Biennale. Since Belgium had its own exclusive exhibition […]

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 […]

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. […]