A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I […]

Exhibition visit: Korean artists at APT8

The Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) has been hosting the Asia Pacific Triennial since 1993. The exhibition features artists from all over the region, and Korea has been represented from the start. The triennial is spread over two buildings (the QAG itself and the nearby Gallery of Modern Art which opened in 2006) which collectively are […]

Exhibition visit: Who is Alice? – Works from the MMCA collection at Spazio Lightbox, Venice

In previous years, the Venice Biennale has featured a number of Korea-related shows as collateral events scattered around the islands, giving a dedicated visitor the opportunity to walk through the backstreets and explore the vaporetto network while enjoying new artworks. In 2013 most of the Korean artists were gathered together in one place, in an […]

Who is Alice? – MMCA’s Biennale Collateral event

The Venice Biennale always has some Korean artists participating in collateral events, but this is the first time I can think of that there has been a major government-sponsored initiative. This special exhibition features works from the permanent collection of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Exhibition announcement courtesy of the MMCA. Who […]

South Bank workshop disappoints

Not sure we’ll be getting a write-up of Haegue Yang’s day at the South Bank. I got this from someone who was going to write it up: “Haegue’s workshop yesterday was so disappointing… I made two simple origami figures and knitting without anything related to Haegue’s work really. I don’t have anything to write about […]

Haegue Yang: Vita Activa, at the Hayward Gallery

A couple of weeks ago we had Lee Bul vocalising without consonants; tomorrow we have Hague Yang, who represented Korea at the 2009 Venice Biennale, doing knitting and origami. You can’t say the Hayward Gallery’s Wide Open School season is mainstream. Haegue Yang: Vita Activa Hayward Lecture Theatre Saturday 7 July 2012 Haegue Yang hosts […]