Eunjung Shin

It was refreshing to have a drink while watching video art at the Hackney Picturehouse. Yeondoo Jung’s ‘Handmade memories’ in particular caught my eye. I saw it in an exhibition setting at a gallery space in South Korea but this time it became a different work. When I went to his exhibition in the gallery, […]

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Exhibition visit: Dae Hun Kwon — Chalna, at Rachmaninoff’s Smith/Arnatt

by Eunjung Shin 4 July 2012
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When I entered the gallery from the busy street in Hackney I found another world where time just paused and all noise stopped. Several human figures were frozen still. The only warmth I could feel was from the sunlight coming through the opaque gallery windows. The rough, old, wooden floor added to the untouched and […]

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Exhibition visit: Park Seungmo — A Present Moment at HADA Contemporary, Vyner Street

by Eunjung Shin 27 June 2012
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Park Seungmo : A Present Moment at HADA CONTEMPORARY, Vyner Street A review by Eunjung Shin Vyner Street is one of London’s must-visit places for contemporary art and has recently added Korean contemporary gallery, HADA CONTEMPORARY to its list of galleries. (The quiet street was very different from the one I remebered from the first […]

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Interview: London based Korean artist, Francesca Cho

by Eunjung Shin 12 March 2011
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London based artist Francesca Cho has studied and worked in London for the past seventeen years. I was curious at how an artist who has lived in London for such a long time would think about her self-identity and how her works would deal with Korean identity in London. Why did you use Korean letters […]

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Toegye Yi Hwang’s Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning

by Eunjung Shin 12 August 2010
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In the British Museum’s Korea Gallery can be found a wood block printed book, The Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning, written by Korea’s most famous Confucian scholar, Yi Hwang (이황, also known by his pen name, Toegye, 퇴계) (1501-1570). The volume is on loan from the British Library. The work was completed in 1568 and […]

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