Arts

K-ART NOW: Monthly Forum by 4482 SASAPARI Artist Talk, Nayoung Jeong 7 – 8.15pm, Monday, 24 September 2018 Han Collection, 33 Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LH Nayoung Jeong is a ceramist, sculptor, and painter whose work takes form as performance and installation. Exploring identity rooted in heritage and uprooted by globalism, her process-oriented work […]

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Do Ho Suh: Bridging Home, London to be installed near Liverpool Street

by Events Editor 18 September 2018
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News of a very visible public installation in the City of London. The work will be in place for up to six months. For those interested in such things, I attach at the bottom of this press release the report addressed to the City of London’s Planning and Transportation Committee recommending that permission be granted […]

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Shin Yong-il: Into the Void, at Han Collection

by Events Editor 12 September 2018
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Shin Yong-il’s work, brought by Gallery Do, was for me the highlight of the Korean artists at last year’s London Art Fair, so I’ll definitely be looking in at Han Collection to spend more time in its company: Shin Yong-il: Into the Void Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH […]

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Koppel Art Hive + Sunny Art Prize group exhibitions

by Events Editor 29 August 2018
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Two group shows in September in London’s City / Midtown area feature Korean artists: Joonhong Min @ The Koppel Project Hive 26 Holborn Viaduct | EC1A 2AT London | thekoppelproject.com 6 – 8 September | Visit Facebook page for details The Koppel Project Hive is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring artists who have […]

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Korean artists exhibiting at START Art Fair 2018

by Events Editor 28 August 2018
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START Art Fair is now in its fifth year. As in previous years, there is a strong representation of Korean artists: START Art Fair Saatchi Gallery | Duke of York’s HQ | King’s Road | London SW3 4RY | startartfair.com Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th September 2018 11:00 – 18:00 (Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00) Book […]

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Korean designers at London Design Festival

by Events Editor 27 August 2018
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The London Design Festival is coming up in the middle of September, with 100% Design at Olympia in West London and Tent London in the East End. I’ve only managed to identify one Korean designer at Olympia (and I hope someone in the UK decides to stock their brassware). But there are plenty at Tent […]

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Yunchul Kim: Dawns, Mine, Crystal – KCC’s 2018 Artist of the Year exhibition

by Events Editor 24 August 2018
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The KCC has announced its artist of the year exhibition for 2018: Yunchul Kim: Dawns, Mine, Crystal 18 September – 3 November 2018 Korean Cultural Centre UK The Korean Cultural Centre, London (KCCUK) is pleased to announce Dawns, Mine, Crystal, the first UK solo exhibition from South Korean artist Yunchul Kim. The exhibition marks Kim’s nomination as […]

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8 more reasons to visit Lee Bul: Crashing

by Philip Gowman 17 August 2018
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Lee Bul’s fabulous show at the Hayward Gallery closes this weekend. If you haven’t seen it yet, here are eight more reasons why you should. 1. Park Chung-hee naked OK, a rather sensationalist opener, and not something I ever expected to find myself writing, but yes: suspended from the ceiling are two naked effigies of […]

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Exhibition visit: Lee Bul – Crashing. Pt 2 – Scale of Tongue

by Philip Gowman 6 August 2018
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The most eye-catching work in Lee Bul’s Hayward Gallery exhibition is the giant inflatable zeppelin, its grid of rectangular silver panels echoing the grid of skylights in the Hayward’s newly refurbished upper floor. The work, entitled Willing to be Vulnerable, memorialises the Hindenburg disaster in 1937, when the giant airship, representing a possible future of […]

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SOAS conference: Visualising Asia

by Events Editor 5 August 2018
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An upcoming conference organised by the SOAS Japan Research Centre and Centre of Korean Studies: Visualising Asia: Deciphering ‘Otherness’ in Visual and Material Cultures Thursday 20 September 2018 12:45 pm – Friday 21 September 2018 7:00 pm SOAS Brunei Gallery room B202 (10 Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG) Register free via […]

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Jinyong Park in Gazelli Art House Window Project celebration

by Events Editor 4 August 2018
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News of a summer group show at Gazelli Art House: Window Project 2012 – 2018 Private View: 2nd August, 6 – 8 pm Exhibition: 3rd August – 1st September 2018 Gazelli Art House | 39 Dover Street | London W1S 4NN | gazelliarthouse.com Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00 | Saturday 11:00 – 19:00 Celebrating […]

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The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prizewinner: Seeun Kim

by Events Editor 1 August 2018
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Round about this time last year Seung Ae Lee was holding an exhibition at Marlborough Fine Art to display her work as the Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prizewinner. This year, another Korean artist has that honour: Seeun Kim: Potholing The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prizewinner 2017 Exhibition Dates: 15-22 August 2018 (Monday – Friday: 10am […]

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Exhibition visit: Lee Bul – Crashing. Pt 1 – Heaven and Earth

by Philip Gowman 30 July 2018
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I thought I had come across most of Lee Bul’s work before, either physically (at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, 2014 and various gallery visits in Seoul) or through articles and books. But one work in the Hayward Gallery’s solo show caught me by surprise. Heaven and Earth (2007) is a larger-than-life reconstruction of the type […]

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I wonder how many people actually saw the full Halo…

by Philip Gowman 24 July 2018
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As part of the Korea/UK season of cultural collaboration, Kimchi and Chips, a Seoul-based art studio founded by Elliot Woods (UK) and Mimi Son (South Korea) installed a large work entitled Halo in the public space of the Somerset House courtyard for the month of June. In perfect conditions (full sun, no cloud, no breeze), […]

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Joonhong Min: Urban Camouflage

by Events Editor 22 July 2018
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Hot on the heels of his exhibition in South Hackney, Joonhong Min has a solo show in Leytonstone: Joonhong Min: Urban Camouflage The Stone Space | 6 Church Lane | Leytonstone | London E11 1HG 26 July to 19 August 2018 Private view: Thursday 26th July 18:30 – 20:30 Artist talk: Saturday 8th August 2-4 […]

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Park Neung-saeng: Travelling through the seasons

by Events Editor 22 July 2018
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A brief exhibition in Bermondsey: Park Neung-saeng: Travelling through the seasons Friday 27th July 2018 Drinks reception 6:30pm 8:30pm Public Viewing 28th – August 4th 2018 10am to 6pm The Space Station Gallery | 159 Bermondsey St | London SE1 3UX We cordially invite you to a private view of the solo exhibition of painted […]

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Kimsooja’s London Olympics project lives on

by Philip Gowman 21 July 2018
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Surfing the web recently, following a link related to UK based Korean artist / photographer Bae Chan-hyo, I came across this article in the New York Times on the subject of thirteen artists dealing with the subject of migration. Apart from the piece on Bae, which highlighted some new work of his from 2018 (which […]

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