Arts

The KCC’s final exhibition of the summer: Jungyoon Hyen: Walking on Tiptoes 2018 The Korean Cultural Centre UK and SPACE Studio Award Winner 6 August – 1 September 2018 @KCCUK OPENING RECEPTION: Monday 6 August, 6 – 8 PM RSVP: info@kccuk.org.uk | +44 (0)20 7004 2600 The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) is pleased to […]

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Korean Crafts at the Scottish Gallery: the Korean Connection

by Events Editor 1 July 2018
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An exhibition to warm you up for the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe: The Korean Connection The Scottish Gallery | 16 Dundas Street | Edinburgh EH3 6HZ | scottish-gallery.co.uk 4 – 28 July 2018 | Monday-Friday: 10am – 6pm | Saturday: 10am – 4pm View catalogue online An exhibition celebrating some of the finest Korean jewellers, […]

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Haegue Yang + Suki Seokyeong Kang at Liverpool Biennial

by Events Editor 30 June 2018
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Liverpool Biennial is the UK biennial of contemporary art. Taking place over 15 weeks across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, Liverpool Biennial commissions artists from around the world to make and present work in the context of Liverpool. The 10th edition Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to […]

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Korean art exhibition at the Landmark Arts Centre

by Events Editor 14 June 2018
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An exhibition of fine art, photography, Korean painting, crafts and contemporary art work selected by artists from the Korean Art Association. A vibrant collection that encompasses Korean traditions, culture, life style and landscape. Friday 15 – Sunday 17 June 2018 Landmark Arts Centre | Ferry Road | Teddington TW11 9NN Friday: 1 – 4pm | […]

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SOAS conference: Senses and the Meanings of Modernity in East Asia, 1890–1945

by Events Editor 13 June 2018
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A conference at SOAS with some Korean interest, including sessions on the Local Colour Movement and on Korean film and food diplomacy: The Senses and the Meanings of Modernity in East Asia, 1890–1945 An exploratory workshop 18 June 2018, room S116 (Senate House), SOAS, University of London Reflecting recent shifts towards the study of embodied […]

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[Croydon] Reality of Juche Korea as seen through posters

by Events Editor 7 June 2018
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Contrasting with an exhibition of North Korean fine art in Central London earlier in June, Croydon is home to an exhibition of DPRK posters at the end of the month, hosted by the combined hospitality of Juche London, KFA International, KFA United Kingdom, Juche Idea Study Group of England and Songun politics: Reality of Juche […]

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A look at Hay Joung Hwang’s silver gilt winning LG Eco-City Garden

by Philip Gowman 5 June 2018
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Two years ago at the Chelsea Flower Show Hay Joung Hwang teamed up with LG to showcase how technology can be used to maximise the benefits from an urban garden – from lighting to smart sensors to monitor the moisture and nutrients in the soil. Encouraged by the silver gilt awarded to the garden, the […]

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Art Above Adversity – an exhibition of North Korean paintings

by Events Editor 29 May 2018
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La Galleria, which hosted the first major exhibition of North Korean paintings in London back in 2007, will host another opportunity to see the collection of Paul and Teresa Song, which graced Coningsby Gallery a year ago. Well worth a look. Art Above Adversity La Galleria Pall Mall | 5b Pall Mall | 30 Royal […]

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Kimchi and Chips: Halo, at Somerset House

by Events Editor 26 May 2018
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A 20-day installation as part of the Korea / UK year of cultural exchange, 2017-18: Kimchi and Chips: Halo 8 – 27 June 2018 Free, Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, Somerset House In the month of the summer solstice, a major courtyard installation brings the sun down to earth, in a heady alchemy of nature […]

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Jheon Soocheon: Space of Contemplation, at the KCC

by Events Editor 24 May 2018
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The KCC’s exhibition to take us into summer: Jheon Soocheon: Space of Contemplation Korean Cultural Centre | 1-3 Strand | London  WC2N 5BW (main entrance: Northumberland Avenue) 7 June – 21 July 2018 Opening Reception: 6 June 2018, 6–8pm The Korean Cultural Centre (KCCUK) is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in the UK […]

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Yu Jinyoung: the LIFE, at Choi and Lager, Cologne

by Events Editor 20 May 2018
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This post is marginally outside the normal scope of LKL’s exhibition notices. But I’m posting it in the hope that I can persuade Jari to bring Jinyoung’s work to Union Gallery’s London space in Teesdale Street, E2. It’s a while since he did so and I’m suffering withdrawal symptoms. Yu Jinyoung: the LIFE 18 May […]

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Exit from Paradise: Korean and Japanese photographers at Somerset House

by Events Editor 19 May 2018
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Late notice of an exhibition taking place as part of Photo London 2018. Exit from Paradise Thursday 17 May – Sunday 20 May 2018 River Rooms, Somerset House ‘Exit from Paradise’ brings together works by five artists from Japan and Korea who use photography to tackle concerns surrounding race, gender, politics, and the impact of capitalism […]

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[Birmingham] Mixrice: Migrating Flavours at Eastside Projects

by Events Editor 15 May 2018
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KCCUK continues to live up to its name: it’s not the Korean Cultural Centre for London — it has a nationwide remit. Migrating Flavours Eastside Projects | 86 Heath Mill Lane | Birmingham B9 4AR | eastsideprojects.org 2 June – 21 July Public Preview: Friday 1 June, 6–9pm Simply wondering about fruits, lost memories, ultimate […]

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Kyung Hwa Shon: Every Second in Between

by Events Editor 13 May 2018
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A one week installation as part of the RCA’s Curating Contemporary Art MA: Kyung Hwa Shon: Every Second in Between Westworks | White City Place | Wood Lane | London W12 7TP 14 May 2018 to 20 May 2018 | Weekdays: 8am – 6pm/Weekends: 10am – 6pm Private view: Monday 14 May, 6.00–8.30pm Lunch hour […]

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Lee Seung-taek at White Cube Masons Yard

by Events Editor 8 May 2018
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White Cube continues its series of solo shows by important contemporary Korean artists: Lee Seung-taek Preview: Thursday 24 May, 6–8pm 25 May – 30 June 2018 White Cube | 25 – 26 Mason’s Yard | London SW1Y 6BU Curated by Katharine Kostyál White Cube is pleased to present a survey exhibition of South Korean artist […]

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Lee Bul: Crashing, at Hayward Gallery

by Events Editor 30 April 2018
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A retrospective of Lee Bul’s work is coming up at the Hayward Gallery. We are promised that she will bring “cyborgs, mirrored labyrinths and a Zeppelin” to the newly refurbished South Bank space. Lee Bul: Crashing Hayward Gallery, 30 May – 19 August 2018 From 30 May to 19 August 2018, Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery […]

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Book review: Lee Yil – Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction

by Philip Gowman 25 April 2018
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Lee Yil: Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary Art, 1970 – 1996 Initial draft translations: Chung Yeon-shim, Park Eun-ah, Park Sung-ji Final translations: Paul O’Kane, Song Bada Published by AICA (International Association of Art Critics) / Les Presses du Réel, Dijon, France, 2018, 212pp How often do you read the learned […]

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