Lee Yong-baek (이용백)

Nowhere near London, but I’m posting this just because I wish I could find a conveniently-timed flight to get me to the opening event, as this is an exhibition I’d love to get to. I fear that this press release is the closest I’m going to get. Choi and Lager have assembled a pretty impressive […]

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A Soldier’s Tale at Asia House

by Events Editor 4 July 2013
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Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War, a new exhibition opens next week at Asia House: A Soldier’s Tale Exhibition – 130 Years of Friendship, 60 Years of Memories Presented by ISKAI Contemporary Art, at Asia House 8 – 20 July 2013 10.00-18.00 Mon – Sat A Soldier’s Tale is an […]

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Choi & Lager’s third Paris exhibition: Secret Garden

by Events Editor 28 March 2013
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I always enjoy seeing arts works in a domestic setting rather than the sterile space of a gallery. So, if you happen to be in Paris, give Sunhee Choi a ring and pop over to the 16th arondissement to see some fine contemporary Korean work. CHOI&LAGER project is pleased to invite you to the exhibition […]

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Bankable and emerging Korean artists at Art13: London’s latest international art fair

by Philip Gowman 8 March 2013
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To a casual observer, there might already seem to be a wide range of art fairs in London. The season starts with the London Art Fair in January and finishes with the Frieze in October. In between there’s plenty of smaller shows to keep various parts of the market satisfied. So launching a completely new […]

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High-rise Korean art at NEO Bankside from Choi and Lager

by Philip Gowman 18 December 2012
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2012 has been a year when Korean art has emerged from the sterile white cube of the gallery to be displayed in real-life spaces. From working offices to inhabited domestic settings, it has been a good year for seeing art in places where you can live with and enjoy it on a daily basis rather […]

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One Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy: Art in Residence at NEO Bankside

by Events Editor 7 October 2012
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This year, we have begun to see Korean art exhibited in more imaginative venues. Not the white cubes or the formal commercial or public galleries, but places where you can imagine artworks actually living and breathing: in a domestic space, or in an office reception. From Albemarle’s Korean Art show at Moor House to ISKAI’s […]

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Lee Yong-baek honours Paik Nam June at Venice Biennale

by Philip Gowman 11 November 2011
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There’s an awful amount of twaddle on display in the country pavilions at the Venice Biennale. Probably the greatest amount of tosh was to be found in the Australian pavilion, which included a free-standing notice-board cast in resin, and where an empty plinth entitled Venus rising from the Waves was heard to elicit the understandable […]

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The Love is gone but the Scar will heal: Lee Yong-baek at the Venice Biennale

by Events Editor 3 June 2011
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Korea will be represented at the Venice Biennale by Lee Yong-baek, whose works have been regularly exhibited in London – most recently at the auction in aid of British veterans from the Korean War last year. The Love is gone but the Scar will heal Lee Yong-baek (이용백, b. 1966, Korea), since graduation from the […]

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The Present from the Past auction

by Philip Gowman 9 October 2010
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The cannier punters at the KCCUK’s Present from the Past auction tonight (8 October) were bidding for newly-announced Venice Biennale artist (http://bit.ly/cOE05q) Lee Yong-baek # Keywords: Event tags: Present from the Past (2010) Artists: Lee Yong-baek (이용백)

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Sesame and Saatchi – two contemporary Korean art exhibitions

by Philip Gowman 9 July 2009
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The first hanging of the Moon Generation exhibition, for all the fanfares which went with it, was disappointing. Single works by different artists can work in a room together – Christie’s showed us how with their recent photography sale – but the Moon Generation curator’s first shot at doing so failed. In part, this was […]

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Guerrilla artists take on the establishment

by Philip Gowman 30 June 2009
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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 […]

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Korean Eye: Moon Generation at the Saatchi Gallery

by Events Editor 16 June 2009
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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: EXHIBITION TO SHOWCASE KOREA’S PREMIER CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FOR THE FIRST TIME ON […]

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We look forward to lunchtime

by Philip Gowman 17 February 2008
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An assessment of “Good Morning, Mr Paik Nam June” Korean Cultural Centre, UK, 1 Feb – 2 Mar, Mon-Fri 9:30 – 5:30 It must be a very attractive prospect to be offered the job of curating a prestigious exhibition at the high-profile launch of a cultural centre. Having a blank canvas to work on certainly […]

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Good morning Mr. Nam June Paik: the KCC’s inaugural exhibition

by Events Editor 26 January 2008
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Celebrating the opening of the Korean Cultural Centre in Northumberland Avenue, their opening exhibition has some high-profile works by Nam June Paik along with works by more contemporary artists. Good morning Mr. Nam June Paik 1 February – 7 March 2008 Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1 – 3 Strand | London WC2N […]

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South Korean artist’s response to the Division of Korea

by Philip Gowman 16 December 2006
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South Korean Artists’ Response to the Issue of Divided Korea Lecture by Jim Hoare and Jiyoon Lee Monday 11 December at Asia House 6.45-7.45pm The current exhibition at Asia House is producing much food for thought. This is now the third post devoted to the exhibition and is unlikely to be the last. In an […]

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Uncovering Wonderland

by Beccy Kennedy 5 December 2006
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Review of the Asia House exhibition by Beccy Kennedy The multi-storey, multi-story exhibition of contemporary Korean art at Asia House, Through the Looking Glass, provides a multi-faceted Korean art experience, in terms of the media used and the themes approached by the artists. Independent curator, Jiyoon Lee, uses the looking glass as an audience-friendly metaphor […]

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Exhibition news: Through the Looking Glass, at Asia House

by Events Editor 15 November 2006
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A major exhibition with associated events, as part of Think Korea 2006: Through the Looking Glass 23rd November 2006 – 3rd March 2007 (Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm) ASIA HOUSE 63 New Cavendish Street , London W1G 7LP (0207 307 5454) Press View: 22 November, 10am – 12pm Opening Reception: 22 November, 6.30pm – […]

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