London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Glass from South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan (in Stourbridge)

Expanding Horizons is an invitational exhibition by 34 artists from Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. The Festival Committee spent over two years researching artists and seleected work we considered to have technical excellence and creative expression across a range of different glass techniques. Artists were invited to submit one large or three smaller pieces to … [Read More]

Hot Hanbok/Cool Glass: Hallyu comes to Stourbridge

A collaboration between the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the International Festival of Glass A superb evening of Korean culture, its traditions and contemporary Hallyu (Korean Wave), a collective term that refers to the phenomenal growth of Korean culture internationally, which encompasses everything from music, movies, fashion, drama to online games and Korean cuisine. Featuring … [Read More]

Exhibition: Hallyu! The Korean Wave – at the V+A

From K-Pop costumes to K-drama props and posters, alongside photography, sculpture, fashion, video and pop culture ephemera, the exhibition invites visitors to delve into the phenomenon known as ‘hallyu’ – meaning ‘Korean Wave’. Hallyu rose to prominence in the late 1990s, rippling across Asia before reaching all corners of the world and challenging the currents … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Tacit Group

Critically acclaimed audiovisual performance ensemble Tacit Group present tacit.perform[0] – a performance using a mix of mathematical coding and computer programming to compose a unique and riveting contemporary music experience live each night. Tacit Group have been discovering the artistic possibilities of technology since 2008 establishing themselves as pioneers of algorithmic art. Their immersive visual and sonic spectacle reveals … [Read More]

Joy Kim: Guerrilla, at Union Gallery

UNION Gallery is pleased to present Joy Kim’s Guerrilla solo exhibition. Kim takes us on a journey of his own personal narrative guiding us, the viewer, through his movements in daily life and travels. With an expressive multi-media and technique practice Kim’s work challenges the very traditional movements and techniques of institutional Modern and Contemporary … [Read More]

JeeYoung Lee: Maiden Voyage, at Now Gallery

For NOW Gallery’s 2022 Art Commission Korean artist JeeYoung Lee has created an environment inspired by memories, dreams, emotions, and her personal experience. The artist reinterprets her psychological landscape and thoughts into this environment. This is a space where JeeYoung reminisces about the past and imagines the future through themes of travel and nature. It … [Read More]

Choi Soowhan: A Positive Absence, at Pontone Gallery

Pontone Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new work by critically-acclaimed Korean artist, Choi Soowhan. He makes lightboxes depicting mysterious, atmospheric landscapes and flower arrangements. These refined structures are meticulously crafted from layers of black laminate. A multitude of finely drilled holes define the image, which is backlit by LED lighting. The pictures … [Read More]

Hanji: Paper Compositions, at the KCC

The Korean Cultural Centre, UK presents Hanji: Paper Compositions, an exhibition that explores the possibilities of traditional Korean paper, or hanji. The exhibition approaches hanji as a versatile material, and features the work of over 20 internationally recognised and emerging artists whose mastering of various hanji techniques allows them to push the boundaries of making … [Read More]

Wanted: K-Pop banners for V&A Hallyu exhibition

Help the Victoria and Albert Museum showcase K-Pop banners in their upcoming exhibition Hallyu! The Korean Wave – and your creation could end up in their permanent collection! The V&A are launching a public call-out for K-Pop banners, to help highlight the vital role that fandoms play in the phenomenon of K-Pop. The chosen banners … [Read More]

K-Art Now online talk: NFT Art Trend

The NFT (Non-Fungible Token) art market has enormously increased recently with an explosive increase of interests in Metaverse & crypto currency. High prices for the cryptocurrencies used to trade NFTs helped drive the market up last year. However, due to the recent global issues and increased uncertainties, now the prices are falling and the market … [Read More]