KCC exhibition: the Royal Palaces of Joseon

What a relief: we’re back to physical exhibitions again! Royal Palaces of Joseon 8 June – 21 August 2021 @ KCCUK Pre-booking required to enable social distancing From 8 June – 21 August 2021, the Korean Cultural Centre UK presents Royal Palaces of Joseon – an exhibition that introduces the shrines and royal palaces of Korea’s Joseon […]

Traditional Korean Ink Painting Workshop

The KCCUK has announced a new cultural course for spring/summer 2021. Artist-researcher Dr Young Maeng will introduce traditional Korean ink painting and demonstrate a variety of painting techniques for beginners. Traditional Korean Ink Painting Workshops Wednesday, 28 April / Friday, 30 April, 7pm-8pm Online Webinar | Free – Booking Essential How to Apply: E-mail to […]

Park Seo-Bo returns to White Cube

Timed perfectly to celebrate the easing of the lockdown, White Cube welcome Park Seo-Bo for his third solo show at the gallery. This time his work is displayed in their Bermondsey space. The exhibition features works from the 1970s to the present, and also (not for sale) two colourful geometric abstraction pieces from 1968, pre-Dansaekhwa. […]

Icheon Ceramic at Han Collection

Now the lockdown is gradually easing, we shall be able to view in real life some of the lovely Icheon pieces that Han Collection was hosting at Collect 2021. Icheon Ceramic by Han Collection 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk With restrictions scheduled to ease in April, we are delighted […]

Mari Kim’s new projects

Here’s a nice introduction to the multi-faceted work of Seoul Based artist Mari Kim, with English subtitles, just released on her YouTube channel. In the video she announces her plan to post a series of tutorials to help those learning to paint at home. Her work is always accessible, but in 2011 reached a wider […]

Korean galleries at Collect 2021 (online edition)

COLLECT moves online this year, 26 February – 2 March 2021. There are some lovely Korean pieces to see thanks to the commitment of three galleries, and images of the items are online now. Lloyd Choi Gallery is participating remotely from Jeju Island, and their physical exhibition there stays open until 15 March. Details and […]

Shinuk Suh: Post-Human Syndrome, at Beers London

Thanks to Jason Verney for pointing out an online exhibition I had missed. Shinuk Suh participates in an exhibition delayed from last summer because of Covid restrictions. There’s a lovely set of installation shots of Suh’s work taken by Damien Griffiths, showing new and recent work with a monochrome flavour. Shinuk Suh: Post-Human Syndrome Beers […]

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, at South London Gallery

Four Korean artists have been selected for the Bloomberg: New Contemporaries 2020⁣ exhibition The exhibition was due to run at the South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Rd, London, SE5 8UH. The most recent scheduling, following Covid-19 disruptions, was 13 Jan – 7 March 2021. The latest lockdown clearly makes that difficult. For 2020, New Contemporaries […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have […]