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 […]

NOBUDAM Week: Home

The NOBUDAM group, founded in 2018 by Garim Kim and Yae Jin Hong, announce their fourth event. The group, whose name comes from the words “no” and “budam”, which means “pressure” in Korean, is a platform that provides students an opportunity to reveal their artistic potential. NOBUDAM Week: Home 7 – 13 December 2020 www.nobudamspace.com […]

Gallery: START Art Fair 2020

A few installation views of the Korean artists and galleries displaying work at START Art Fair in the Saatchi Gallery at the end of October: A show-stopping display of Ceviga’s work by Skipwiths – who also introduced a work by Kim Hayoung; Intricate musical sculptures by Eunhyue Shin – constructed in part from broken musical […]

Han Collection special exhibition: Buncheong

In the last couple of days before the November lock-down, Han Collection is mounting a special exhibition of buncheong old and new. Buncheong ceramics Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk Monday 2 Nov, Tues 3 Nov, Wed 4 November 2020, 11am-6pm Buncheong is one of the three […]

Korean Eye 2020 comes to Saatchi Gallery

After the trailer exhibition at START Art Fair 2019 and a full-scale exhibition at the Hermitage in St Petersburg, Korean Eye 2020 comes to the Saatchi Gallery, launching the autumn season of Korean cultural events in London. We understand that the exhibition will be slightly expanded towards the end of the month with the incorporation […]

A round-up of current and recent exhibitions

Since the lifting of most of lockdown restrictions put in place at the height of the pandemic, Korean art-related events have recently resumed in the UK. The KCCUK programme, once the Rendered Reality exhibition by Joonhong Min and Shinuk Suh closed, moved on to Seoul Unfolded, a display of architectural projects and works featuring the […]

Ha Chong-hyun: solo exhibition at Almine Rech

Ha Chong-hyun, one of the leading lights of the Dansaekhwa movement, was born in 1935 in Sancheong-gun, Gyeongsangnamdo, a county with which LKL has a long association. We didn’t get to hear of his 2017 exhibition with Almine Rech until after the event, so we’ll certainly be visiting this exhibition, lockdown or no. The gallery’s […]