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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Korean Art at the 2013 London Art Fair

It’s January, so it’s time to start thinking about the London Art Fair. This 5-day show at the Design Centre in Islington next week “brings together over 100 leading galleries from across the UK and overseas. Museum-quality Modern British art is presented alongside contemporary work from today’s leading artists, covering the period from the early … [Read More]

Exhibition visit: Korean Eye 2012 – the biggest Korean art show in London yet

With the high profile exhibition of Chinese art having just opened at the Hayward Gallery, let’s not forget that there was an equally significant exhibition of contemporary Korean art at the privately funded Saatchi Gallery earlier this summer. Like many exhibitions, Korean Eye 2012 was one which needed to be visited several times. It was … [Read More]

Lee Jaehyo: Transformations, at Albemarle Gallery

After his prominent position in one of the rooms in this summer’s Korean Eye at the Saatchi Gallery, Lee Jaeho returns to the Albemarle for one of his regular solo slots: Lee Jaehyo: Transformations Albemarle Gallery, 49 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JR 11 October – 3 November This, the 29th solo exhibition of the sculptures … [Read More]

Korean Eye 2012 at the Saatchi Gallery

After a break from London last year, Korean Eye is back, bigger than ever, taking over the whole of the Saatchi Gallery – not just a couple of rooms. All the works are owned by the Korean Eye organisation, but this exhibition has been independently curated. A great contribution to all the Korean cultural events … [Read More]

Korean Contemporary Art at Moorhouse

I popped into this exhibition on the way home from work earlier this week. It’s good to see art in an environment that is slightly less artificial than a gallery space. Lee Jae-hyo’s tables (pictured) looked particularly good in the reception area of this office building, just next to Moorgate tube. Also looking natural on … [Read More]

Hada Contemporary Summer Show 2011

News of an upcoming group exhibition featuring five young Korean artists: Hada Contemporary downstairs at Albermarle Gallery. Meanwhile upstairs at the Albemarle is their annual Summer Collective which includes Korean artists and Albemarle regulars Kim Yeon and Lee Jaehyo. Hada Contemporary Summer Show 2011 Kim Hyuenjun | Lee Horyon | Park Jihye | Yoon Byungwoon … [Read More]

Lee Jae-hyo returns to the Albemarle Gallery

Monumental wood sculptor Lee Jae-hyo seems to have a regular slot at Albemarle Gallery. He returns to London this month in a show entitled “The Force of Will – The Force of Nature” which runs 15 October – 6 November 2010. Lee Jae-hyo’s work shows great respect for natural materials, but also the will to … [Read More]

Korean Aesthetics at Albemarle Gallery

Notice of an upcoming exhibition at Albemarle Gallery, commencing 4 June. Korean Aesthetics Albemarle Gallery | 49 Albemarle Street | London W1S 4JR | www.albemarlegallery.com 4 June – 27 June 2009 Lee Jaehyo “I drive countless nails into wood, bend them, grind them and then burn the wood, making nails protrude and at the same … [Read More]

Korean Artists in London Art Fair 2009

Back in October last year Beccy Kennedy reported from the 4482 show: 40 Korean artists in London under one roof in a single exhibition. This week there are at least six Korean artists under one roof in Islington, represented by four galleries. Exhibiting in the London Art Fair are Albemarle Gallery (Lee Jaehyo and Park … [Read More]