Lee Seung-taek (이승택)

Every year at this stage in the year, I look back on the cultural highlights, whether they be live performances, exhibitions, movies or books that I have encountered over the past twelve months. Every year I lament that I’ve been unable to cover everything, that I’m getting slower and that there’s been even more to […]

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Lee Seung-taek at White Cube Masons Yard

by Events Editor 8 May 2018
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White Cube continues its series of solo shows by important contemporary Korean artists: Lee Seung-taek Preview: Thursday 24 May, 6–8pm 25 May – 30 June 2018 White Cube | 25 – 26 Mason’s Yard | London SW1Y 6BU Curated by Katharine Kostyál White Cube is pleased to present a survey exhibition of South Korean artist […]

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Event news: Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive

by Events Editor 30 May 2017
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We’re really looking forward to this exploration of the 60s and 70s avant-garde. It promises to be challenging, but hopefully rewarding too. Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Dates: 27 June – 19 August 2017 The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) is pleased to announce Rehearsals […]

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Lee Seung-taek at Palazzo Caboto, Venice

by Events Editor 7 May 2017
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A collateral event for the early part of the biennale focuses on the work of Lee Seung-taek from the 1960s through to the 1980s: Lee Seung-taek May 8 – June 28, 2017 Palazzo Caboto | 1645 Via Giuseppe Garibaldi | 30122 Venice Tuesday – Sunday | 10am – 6pm Gallery Hyundai and Lévy Gorvy are pleased to announce […]

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2017 travel diary 10: A lazy weekend in Seoul

by Philip Gowman 6 May 2017
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Insadong, Seoul, 6 May 2018. There is never a shortage of things to do in Seoul. For the final weekend of my 2017 Korea trip I had not scheduled anything other than a couple of dinner engagements. I could easily have done nothing apart from hanging out in my new favourite coffee shop. Their fresh salads […]

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Frieze magazine city report on Seoul – and the come-back of Kim Kulim

by Philip Gowman 29 August 2016
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There’s a very interesting feature on Seoul’s gallery scene in the summer issue of Frieze magazine, by Tate curator Lee Sook-kyung and artist and writer Travis Jeppesen. Lee’s contribution is particularly worthwhile, touching on the politics of Korea’s state-funded art institutions. Jeppesen mentions some fascinating exhibitions, which makes me wish I was able to be in […]

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2016 travel diary 4: National Folk Museum, Kim Soonam’s shaman portraits and the journey to Chungnam

by Philip Gowman 16 May 2016
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Jongno, Seoul, Monday 16 May 2016, 9am A visit to the National Folk Museum The good thing about having a local companion sense-check your travel plans is that they can point out weaknesses that only a local is likely to know about. So when Chris saw that I was planning a day trip from Seoul […]

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A day of art, documentary and music, all for free

by Philip Gowman 12 March 2015
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It always amazes me how much is on offer for free in London. I was determined to get to at least one of Joo Yeon Sir’s (free) Beethoven recitals at the Royal College of Music – but at 6pm, they are inconveniently early in the evening for someone working at Canary Wharf. So I booked […]

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Exhibition visit: Lee Seung-taek at Mot International

by Philip Gowman 2 August 2014
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Lee Seung-taek’s solo show at Mot International continues until 23 August. Lee was born in 1932 and the works on show at the exhibition come from the years 1957 – 1971. His work has been collected by the Tate: a 1958 version of the 1957 Godret Stone (고드랫돌) that is on show here. Lee is still […]

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Seung-Taek Lee solo exhibition at Mot International

by Events Editor 13 July 2014
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I’m glad I’m not alone in not having heard of Seung Taek Lee before. The press release says “this exhibition … presents works of an artist who is currently being re-evaluated by the international art scene as arguably one of the most radical and experimental artists in the East Asia region in the 20th century,” […]

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