Arts

I was sorry to have missed the opening of the current exhibition by Oh Man-chul at Han Collection. I made up for it by spending some time at the gallery a couple of days later. Park Jinsu kindly provided a photo of Master Oh’s opening performance, a painting on a 2 metre square canvas executed […]

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Oh Myung-hee: Metamorphosis – a Journey of Transformation, at Saatchi Gallery

by Events Editor 12 October 2017
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Late notice of an exhibition currently on at the Saatchi Gallery: Oh Myung-hee: Metamorphosis – a Journey of Transformation 10 October – 18 October 2017 | 10am-6pm, 7 days a week Saatchi Gallery | Duke of York’s HQ | King’s Road | London SW3 4RY | www.saatchigallery.com Curated by Eva McGaw and Tatiana Palinkasev. Metamorphosis […]

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Anna Paik: Invocation, at Han Collection

by Events Editor 1 October 2017
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The second of Han Collection’s exhibitions this month to focus on ceramics: Anna Paik: Invocation ​Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk 24 – 31 October 2017 A Visual Meditation of Condensed Memory Oil Paintings inspired by Korean Ceramic Bowls and Moon Jars ​ Schooled in the tradition […]

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Oh Man-chul: How brilliant is the love of clay and fire, at Han Collection

by Events Editor 1 October 2017
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Two exhibitions this month feature the Moon Jar. First, the below; and later, Anna Paik’s Invocation. Oh Man Chul: How brilliant is the love of clay and fire ​Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk 5th – 21st October 2017 Live performances, 5 Oct @6pm | 7 Oct […]

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Korean Masters, at Pontone Gallery

by Events Editor 30 September 2017
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Pontone Gallery announces its October group show: Korean Masters Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB | www.pontonegallery.com 6 October – 29 October 2017 Opening reception Thursday 5 October | 6–8 pm Monday – Friday 10-6pm | Saturday 11-7pm | Sunday 11-6pm Bae Joonsung | Chun Kwang Young | Lee Jaehyo | […]

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Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho in Frieze London project

by Events Editor 26 September 2017
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Korean artists Moon Kyungwon an Jeon Joonho, who represented Korea in the 2015 Venice Biennale, have a specially commissioned film and photography project that will be on display throughout Frieze London. Other Korean interest will be provided by Seoul’s Hyundai and Kukje galleries (the latter with work by Kim Yong-ik), and New York’s Tina Kim […]

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Korean ceramics at the British Ceramics Biennial

by Philip Gowman 23 September 2017
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This year the British Ceramics Biennial has two major strands with a Korean interest: first, a continuation of the Made in Korea project curated by Kay Aplin of Brighton’s Ceramic House, with output from a residency programme in which Korean potters Kim Jin and Baek Kyung-won produced work that responds to the ceramics produced by Wedgwood. […]

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Korean designers at London Design Fair

by Philip Gowman 23 September 2017
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Am I the only one confused about the branding of the design shows held in London at the end of September, and dismayed at the uselessness of their web designers? The branders seem to have decided that bunch of shows that have been around for a while should be gathered together under the heading of […]

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Kim Juree’s work at the V+A is melting …

by Philip Gowman 22 September 2017
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An integral and intended feature of Kim Juree’s work is that it self-destructs. As I said a couple of months ago when first reporting on the V+A’s Contemporary Korean Ceramics exhibition: “Kim makes models of 1980s-1990s houses being demolished in her naighbourhood. The houses are characterised by a unique combination of western and Korean architectural […]

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Lee Kang-hyo in Making Futures at Plymouth College of Art

by Philip Gowman 22 September 2017
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Doh! Things are so busy at the moment that I’m having difficulty keeping up with everything. I popped into the V+A this afternoon to check out the Korean jewellery designers who are here for the London Design Festival, and bumped into Rosalie Kim. We started chatting about the British Ceramics Biennial which starts in Stoke-on-Trent […]

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David Bowie Tribute Exhibition – A Korean connection

by Events Editor 17 September 2017
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It’s a while since we had a chance to see Francesca Cho’s work in London; she now appears in a group exhibition in honour of an iconic musician: David Bowie Tribute Exhibition Fiat Chrysler Motor Village UK | 105 Wigmore Street | London W1U 1QY | www.motorvillageuk.com 22nd September – 4th November 2017 Opening hours […]

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Korean artists at START Art Fair 2017

by Events Editor 17 September 2017
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Apologies to Skipwiths, who were good enough to invite me to this year’s START Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery. I got their invitation email and promptly forgot about it. Which meant I completely missed out not only on the works they were showing, but also that of a few other Korean artists / galleries. […]

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A focus on Korean Jewellery at the V+A

by Events Editor 12 September 2017
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The Victoria and Albert Museum has been collaborating with the Korea Craft and Design Foundation on a project where a group of eight Korean jewellery practitioners will come to the V&A for a two-week workshop during the London Design Festival from the 18 to 29 September. We get the opportunity to meet those designers at […]

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Geumhyung Jeong: Private Collection — Unperformed Objects, at Delfina Foundation

by Events Editor 11 September 2017
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As part of the UK-Korea cultural season, Geumhyung Jeong has a solo show at the Delfina Foundation (following on with her residency there earlier this year) along with performances at Tate Modern. Geumhyung Jeong: Private Collection — Unperformed Objects Delfina Foundation | 29-31 Catherine Place | London SW1E 6DY 28 September – 11 November 2017 […]

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Exhibition / performance: Geumhyung Jeong in Tate Modern Tanks

by Events Editor 11 September 2017
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In conjunction with her solo show at Delfina Foundation, Geumhyung Jeong also presents her work in the Tate Modern Tanks, including two ticketed performances: Tate Live: Geumhyung Jeong 2–8 October 2017 The Tanks | Tate Modern | Bankside | London SE1 9TG Ticketed performances: 3 October at 17.30 and 5 October at 19.00. Book on […]

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Soyoung Chung in Delfina Foundation residency

by Events Editor 10 September 2017
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Browsing the Delfina Foundation website while looking at events for the UK-Korea Year of Culture, I discover that things are happening already. Founded in 2007, Delfina promotes artistic exchange and experimentation. Soyoung Chung residency London: 26 June — 17 September 2017 Soyoung Chung (South Korea) is an artist interested in geological studies. In her practice, […]

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Kim Yong-ik: Artist of the Year exhibition at the KCC

by Events Editor 3 September 2017
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With the KCC’s first Artist of the Year exhibition back in 2014, which featured the work of Lee Bul, the London solo show ran in parallel with an exhibition at a major provincial gallery – Ikon Gallery in Birmingham in that instance. This year, Spike Island in Bristol partners with the KCC. The exhibition is […]

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