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 […]

Hallyu Con 2020: an online celebration of Korean pop culture

Hot on the heels of KBCE’s Chuseok-themed online event in September comes KCCUK’s hallyu-focused online festival. Hallyu Con 2020 Sunday 4 October 2020, 3pm Livestreamed on the KCCUK YouTube Channel Free Calling all UK and Europe-based Korean culture enthusiasts! Are you keen to join the ultimate celebration of Korean pop culture? This one-day online event, […]

Ilhwa Kim solo show at HOFA Gallery

Ilhwa Kim returns to HOFA with the same early Autumn slot as last year. Ilhwa Kim solo show at HOFA Gallery HOFA Gallery | 11 Bruton Street | Mayfair | London W1J 6PY | thehouseoffineart.com 28 September – 12 October 2020 Contemporary Asian artist, Ilhwa Kim will be returning to HOFA with her highly anticipated […]

Seoul Unfolded: the KCC’s late summer exhibition

The KCC presents its late summer show, an exhibition developed by the Department of Architecture at the Korea National University of Arts. The exhibition will be available online through Youtube and Instagram. Seoul Unfolded 6 August – 26 September 2020 @KCCUK Check the KCC’s website carefully for booking and social distancing guidance We rethink Seoul, […]

The Korean Villages of Joung Young-ju

I’ve been really impressed by the atmosphere created by Joung Young-ju’s paintings. Villages densely populate hillsides and valleys and fickle lights evoke feelings of intimacy and warmth. Sunrise and sunset define a special time of the day which forms a connection between two separate moments: day and night. And, hence, it feels like an ethereal […]

A fun addition to the smallest room in the house

Even as lockdown is gradually relaxed in the UK, we need to be reminded to be on our guard, that Covid-19 is still a threat. The nice folks at Koryo Studio – an affiliate of the travel company that brought us Dan Gordon’s series of feature-length documentaries on North Korea – have commissioned a work […]

Journey Man: an interview with ceramic artist Jaejun Lee

Determination, dedication, precision, humbleness, outstanding results. These are some of the words that come to mind when thinking about the artworks Jaejun Lee (b.1987) creates in his studio after hours and hours spent on the wheel and with his tools. Counting ten thousand followers on Instagram, artist Lee is a young and talented ceramic artist […]

V+A Korean programme receives boost from MCST

Great news for the V&A’s programme of Korean activities and gallery: V&A announces landmark partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism 17 June 2020: The V&A has today announced a new five-year partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Korea. This major grant will enable the redevelopment of the museum’s […]