London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Shin Kiwoun & Wang Ziwon at sketch London

Sketch seems to be turning into a regular alternative venue for Korean art. Hot on the heels of Yun Sungfeel’s show there comes another one from Hanmi Gallery artists: Shin Kiwoun & Ziwon Wang sketch, 9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG 14 April to 29 June, 8am – 2pm Hanmi Gallery is delighted to announce the … [Read More]

Haeinsa celebrates 1,000 years of the Tripitaka Koreana

Haeinsa Temple is hosting its first contemporary art exhibition, involving 34 artists from 10 countries, to commemorate the millennial anniversary of the Tripitaka Koreana, which UNESCO has designated one of the “most important and most complete corpus of Buddhist doctrinal texts in the world.” The exhibition’s title — 通 | 통 | Tong — uses … [Read More]

Fun with Silla dynasty art at the London Art Fair

There was a distinctly Silla dynasty feeling to two of the stalls at the London Art Fair in January. Hur Shan’s trademark installations play with the concept of buildings in mid-construction or mid-demolition. Structural pillars are broken in two, revealing their reinforcing steel rods, and we wonder how the building remains standing. Rubble is piled … [Read More]

Hanmi Gallery at London Art Fair

Hanmi Gallery is a new gallery to the central London art scene – so new in fact that its gallery space is still under construction, and due to open in October this year in Maple Street, Fitzrovia. But it’s already established in Seocho-dong, Seoul, and has been trailing its London opening by holding a stall … [Read More]