Arts

It’s a while since we saw Jukhee Kwon’s work in London and it will be great to see some new works from her: PRESENT MOMENT Jukhee Kwon | Huang Xu | Tian Wei | Xu Zhongmin | Govinda Sah ‘Azad’ October Gallery | 24 Old Gloucester Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1N 3AL 24 January […]

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Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English as a Second Language

by Events Editor 11 January 2019
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Designed to coincide with London Fashion Week 15-19 February 2019: Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English as a Second Language The Charles Russell Speechlys Terrace Room Series Terrace Rooms | South Wing | Somerset House | Strand | London WC2R 1LA 25 January – 28 April 2019 Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00 – 18.00, […]

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A review of the London Korean cultural year 2018

by Philip Gowman 28 December 2018
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Every year at this stage in the year, I look back on the cultural highlights, whether they be live performances, exhibitions, movies or books that I have encountered over the past twelve months. Every year I lament that I’ve been unable to cover everything, that I’m getting slower and that there’s been even more to […]

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Power play – a group exhibition at the KCC and Delfina Foundation

by Events Editor 22 December 2018
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The first major group exhibition, split across two London venues, explores the power dynamics at play in relationships between individuals, institutions and the state. By my reckoning, seven Korean artists have had residencies at Delfina Foundation. Two of them – Young In Hong and Geumhyung Jeong – have already had performances / exhibitions showing their […]

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2018 travel diary 2 – Chollipo revisited

by Philip Gowman 10 December 2018
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10 November 2018. In Chollipo’s famous Arboretum the best of the Autumn colour had finished, but there were still some good reds, oranges and yellows to be found, and the grasses were particularly fine. In October last year this new statue of Carl Ferris Miller, Chollipo’s founder, was installed in this secluded area in the […]

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Exhibition: Hey Siri, What am I doing?

by Events Editor 29 November 2018
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A brief group show featuring young Korean artists based in London: Hey Siri, What am I doing? Safehouse 2 | 137 Copeland Rd | London SE15 3SN 30th Nov – 2nd Dec (PV Night: 29th Nov 18.00-21.00) Hey Siri, What am I Doing? -Keeping it real? Hey Siri, What are You Doing? -I was just […]

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Exhibition news: Soon Yul Kang — dialogue, at The Menuhin Hall

by Events Editor 25 November 2018
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Soon Yul Kang has a solo exhibition at the Menuhin School, presenting her hand-woven tapestries and paper collage works: Soon Yul Kang: d i a l o g u e 15 November 2018 – 15 February 2019 Viewing Times | Monday – Friday 10am-12.30pm & 1pm-3pm (During the school holidays call the Box Office to […]

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Yanghwa and Sang Ho Chung in Figurative NOW, at Daniel Benjamin Gallery

by Events Editor 21 November 2018
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Two Korean artists feature in a group show in Notting Hill: Figurative NOW. 22 November – 5 January Daniel Benjamin Gallery | 120 Kensington Park Road | London W11 2PW | www.db-gallery.com info@db-gallery.com Gallery hours: Tues – Sat 10am – 6pm Artists exhibited: Alex Mullen, Larry Cotton, Alexi Marshall, Eleni Odysseos, Filippo Cegani, Madelynn Mae […]

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Exhibition: Taste of Korea — Jeonju

by Events Editor 21 November 2018
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The KCC’s final exhibition of the year takes you on a trip to Korea’s culinary capital: Taste of Korea: Jeonju 22 Nov 2018 – 12 Jan 2019 | Mon-Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 11am – 5pm Korean Cultural Centre UK In partnership with the Korea Traditional Culture Center The Taste of Korea: Jeonju introduces this […]

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[Liverpool] Yunchul Kim in Broken Symmetries at FACT

by Events Editor 18 November 2018
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Yunchul Kim is participating in a group exhibition in Liverpool, showing the work that was recently on display in the KCC (apart from one item which unfortunately got damaged). Broken Symmetries 22 November 2018 – 3 March 2019 FACT | 88 Wood Street | Liverpool L1 4DQ | www.fact.co.uk Galleries open Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 Yunchul […]

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Asia Week at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

by Events Editor 4 November 2018
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A wide-ranging exhibition and events programme as part of Asian Art in London: Asia Week at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour Design Centre Chelsea Harbour | Lots Road | London SW10 0XE | www.dcch.co.uk 5 – 9 November, 9:30am to 5:30pm Full programme of events can be downloaded here A resurgence in the popularity of Asian […]

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White and Wisdom: Korean Porcelain – at Han Collection

by Events Editor 2 November 2018
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The Han collection invites you to observe the pure simplicity of the white porcelain of the Joseon Dynasty. Created to reflect a dedication Confucian ideals. The beauty of these pieces comes from their naturalness. Their minimalism conveying a sense of modest wisdom which was so highly respected by the literati of Joseon who used these […]

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4482 2019: OPEN CALL for artists

by Philip Gowman 29 October 2018
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Please find below the Call for Artists for Sasapari 4482 2019: 4482 2019: OPEN CALL for artists Exhibition: The Other side of the Moon 4482 is a multi-functional platform which exists to promote, integrate and celebrate new Korean Contemporary Art within the United Kingdom. The name was derived when it first began in 2007, the […]

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Exhibition visit: Nick Bonner’s Made in North Korea

by Philip Gowman 26 October 2018
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When one thinks of North Korean graphic art, images of strident anti-American propaganda posters spring to mind. Fortunately, and in the current climate of reduced tension on the peninsula, the posters that greeted you in the first room of Nick Bonner’s exhibition at the House of Illustration focused less on stirring up national hatred against […]

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[Derry] Premiere of Douglas Gordon’s ‘Portrait of Janus: divided states’

by Events Editor 25 October 2018
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This year the KCCUK is really living up to its name: though based in London, it covers the whole UK. This looks really interesting, and I hope we get a screening and performance in London in due course. Douglas Gordon ‘Portrait of Janus: divided states’ Friday 9 November 2018, 18:30 – 21:00 St Columb’s Hall […]

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North Korea – Natural Beauty @Mall Galleries

by Events Editor 17 October 2018
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The second outing this year for Paul and Teresa Song’s quality collection of North Korean artworks: North Korea: Natural Beauty 6 – 11 November 2018 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day) Mall Galleries | The Mall | London SW1 | www.mallgalleries.org.uk Highlighting the talent and culture of Chosun (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, aka North Korea), this […]

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Oh Man-chul: Capturing the Spirit, at Han Collection

by Events Editor 10 October 2018
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This Autumn Han Collection invites you to a solo exhibition of important contemporary Korean pottery painter Oh Man-Chul. The exhibition will feature his classic works known for the blending of clay and fire. Oh Man-Chul harmonises pottery and paint capturing the spirit of his subjects with his combination of Sumukhwa and ceramics. In his masterful […]

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