Lee Kang-hyo

The first work to greet you as you entered the Spode China Works – the primary venue of the British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent – is the monumental work created in situ by Lee Kang-hyo. At the opening of the exhibition Lee did one of the performances for which he has become known: the decoration […]

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Lee Kang-hyo in Making Futures at Plymouth College of Art

by Philip Gowman 22 September 2017
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Doh! Things are so busy at the moment that I’m having difficulty keeping up with everything. I popped into the V+A this afternoon to check out the Korean jewellery designers who are here for the London Design Festival, and bumped into Rosalie Kim. We started chatting about the British Ceramics Biennial which starts in Stoke-on-Trent […]

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Exhibition visit: Contemporary Korean Ceramics at the V+A

by Philip Gowman 26 June 2017
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This year-long exhibition as part of the Korea/UK 2017-18 cultural collaboration brings together a range of approaches and responses to Korean ceramics. From work that is purely functional to work that is purely decorative, via work that seeks to critique contemporary Korean society, the unifying element is the quality of the craftsmanship and execution. Yoon […]

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Exhibition news: Lee Kang-hyo at Sylvester Fine Art

by Events Editor 11 May 2016
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Lee Kang-hyo came to London in 2014 as part of the special exhibition hosted by the Korea Craft and Design Foundation at Tent London. This event was followed later that year by a solo show at Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham. Lee now has another solo exhibition, at Sylvester Fine Art in Belsize Village, in collaboration […]

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A lunchtime of ceramics and an evening of awesomeness

by Philip Gowman 5 November 2015
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I wish the lunch break had been longer at today’s Korean film conference at SOAS. I was planning on having a quick snack at Mr Mok’s Bibimbap Cafe in Museum Street, maybe say a brief hello to my friends at It’s All Greek a few doors away, and then look in at the British Museum’s […]

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Exhibition visit: Korean crafts at Collect 2015

by Philip Gowman 18 May 2015
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Once again one of the featured craftsmen at the Korea Craft and Design Foundation stall at Collect 2015 was lacquerware artist Chung Haecho, who on his first appearance in 2013 had work collected by the Victoria & Albert Museum, and whose work greeted you first as you approached the stall. But this year it was […]

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Korean crafts at Collect 2015

by Events Editor 5 May 2015
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For the third successive year, the Korea Craft and Design Foundation will be hosting the work of several artisans on its stall at Collect. Gallery LVS, who have been at Collect for at least as long as KCDF, will also be there. On the top floor of the gallery, Korean artisans and designers Soojin Kang […]

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Exhibition news: Lee Kang-hyo at Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham

by Events Editor 8 November 2014
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Those who were impressed by the work of Lee Kang-hyo at Tent London this year will be happy to hear that he has a solo show at Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham. If you miss the exhibition, there is a selection of his works available online. Lee Kang-hyo Exhibition 15th November – 14th December 2014 Goldmark […]

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Exhibition visit: Constancy and Change in Korean Traditional Craft

by Philip Gowman 8 October 2014
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Nothing prepared you for the sight that greeted you when you entered the room containing the Korean crafts at Tent London. As you were wandering past the various stalls in the main part of the exhibition displaying contemporary crafts from around the world on your way to the “Constancy and Change” room, you might have […]

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Gallery: a collection of photos of the Constancy & Change exhibition

by Philip Gowman 8 October 2014
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Here are some of LKL’s photos of the recent Constancy and Change in Korean Traditional Craft exhibition held as part of Tent London 2014. The photos are supplemented with images from the press pack provided by the Korea Craft & Design Foundation. Links: LKL’s review of the exhibition Keywords: Artists: Han Kyung-hwa | Hwang Sam-yong […]

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Constancy & Change in Korean Craft – the video from Tent London

by Philip Gowman 28 September 2014
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Here is the official documentary video, put together by the Ministry of Culture and the Korea Craft and Design Foundation, which looks at some of the artisans and their crafts that were exhibited at the special exhibition at Tent London last week: Keywords: Event tags: Constancy and Change (2014) Artists: Baek Song-bae | Bang Seung-im […]

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Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft, at Tent London

by Events Editor 27 August 2014
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Every year you’ll find some independent Korean designers at Tent London. But this year there’s a Korean “pavilion” that will showcase themes of tradition in contemporary Korean design. Register on the Tent London website. The exhibition runs from 18 to 21 September. Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft T3-A Hall, First floor, Old Truman […]

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Tradition Transformed: Contemporary Korean Ceramics at the V&A

by Events Editor 2 May 2011
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An interesting exhibition coming up at the Victoria and Albert Museum this summer, starting on 20 May. The Victoria and Albert Museum is pleased to announce Tradition Transformed: Contemporary Korean Ceramics, a compelling exhibition that brings the finest of contemporary Korean ceramics to London, will be on view in Ceramics Gallery 146 from May 20 […]

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