London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have … [Read More]

Tate talk: The Networks of Nam June Paik

A talk to go with the Tate’s big Nam June Paik exhibition: The Networks of Nam June Paik Tuesday 29 October 2019, 18.30–20.00 Starr Cinema | Tate Modern | Bankside | London SE1 9TG Tickets £12 | £8 | Book tickets Hear a panel discussion exploring the influence of Nam June Paik The life and … [Read More]

2014 Travel Diary day 8: Two museums near Yongin

A day-trip South into Gyeonggi-do to visit two top museums. There are other things to visit near Yongin as well as the Folk Village. Eulji-ro, Seoul, Friday 13 June, 9am. The Ho-am Art Museum in Yongin is home to a number of treasures. The museum opened in 1982 as the permanent home for the collection of Samsung boss Lee … [Read More]

The London Korean Links Awards 2013

Now in its eighth year, here are the LKL Awards 2013. The year has been both good and bad from LKL’s perspective. Good because there seem to have been more events, more books, more films and more music than ever before as Korean culture gets more and more public attention. And bad because our day … [Read More]

Crystallize: New Media Art Lab Korea & UK

Sharing space with the Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo is an interesting media art show featuring British and Korean artists: Crystallize: New Media Art Lab Korea & UK Crystallize is a 3 day laboratory and exposition of international artists situated in the 1,000m² vault space that lies beneath the trade floor of the Korea Brand … [Read More]

Nam June Paik retrospective at Tate Liverpool

With a Korean curator at Tate Liverpool since the beginning of 2008, it was only a matter of time before there was going to be a blockbuster Korean show there. Curator Lee Sook-kyung moved to Tate Liverpool from the Kings Lynn Arts Centre in 2008, having previously worked at the National Museum of Contemporary Art … [Read More]

Lee Ufan and Paik Nam June in Christies sale

Two Paik Nam June works and a Lee Ufan come up for sale at Christie’s on 1 July at the King Street branch # : Lee Ufan (b. 1936): Correspondence. Oil and mineral pigment on canvas, 63¾ x 51 1/8in. (162 x 130cm.) Painted in 1995 Nam June Paik (1932-2006): Untitled. TV, neon tubing, … [Read More]