Arts

A 20-day installation as part of the Korea / UK year of cultural exchange, 2017-18: Kimchi and Chips: Halo 8 – 27 June 2018 Free, Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, Somerset House In the month of the summer solstice, a major courtyard installation brings the sun down to earth, in a heady alchemy of nature […]

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Jheon Soocheon: Space of Contemplation, at the KCC

by Events Editor 24 May 2018
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The KCC’s exhibition to take us into summer: Jheon Soocheon: Space of Contemplation Korean Cultural Centre | 1-3 Strand | London  WC2N 5BW (main entrance: Northumberland Avenue) 7 June – 21 July 2018 Opening Reception: 6 June 2018, 6–8pm The Korean Cultural Centre (KCCUK) is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in the UK […]

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Yu Jinyoung: the LIFE, at Choi and Lager, Cologne

by Events Editor 20 May 2018
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This post is marginally outside the normal scope of LKL’s exhibition notices. But I’m posting it in the hope that I can persuade Jari to bring Jinyoung’s work to Union Gallery’s London space in Teesdale Street, E2. It’s a while since he did so and I’m suffering withdrawal symptoms. Yu Jinyoung: the LIFE 18 May […]

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Exit from Paradise: Korean and Japanese photographers at Somerset House

by Events Editor 19 May 2018
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Late notice of an exhibition taking place as part of Photo London 2018. Exit from Paradise Thursday 17 May – Sunday 20 May 2018 River Rooms, Somerset House ‘Exit from Paradise’ brings together works by five artists from Japan and Korea who use photography to tackle concerns surrounding race, gender, politics, and the impact of capitalism […]

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[Birmingham] Mixrice: Migrating Flavours at Eastside Projects

by Events Editor 15 May 2018
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KCCUK continues to live up to its name: it’s not the Korean Cultural Centre for London — it has a nationwide remit. Migrating Flavours Eastside Projects | 86 Heath Mill Lane | Birmingham B9 4AR | eastsideprojects.org 2 June – 21 July Public Preview: Friday 1 June, 6–9pm Simply wondering about fruits, lost memories, ultimate […]

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Kyung Hwa Shon: Every Second in Between

by Events Editor 13 May 2018
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A one week installation as part of the RCA’s Curating Contemporary Art MA: Kyung Hwa Shon: Every Second in Between Westworks | White City Place | Wood Lane | London W12 7TP 14 May 2018 to 20 May 2018 | Weekdays: 8am – 6pm/Weekends: 10am – 6pm Private view: Monday 14 May, 6.00–8.30pm Lunch hour […]

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Lee Seung-taek at White Cube Masons Yard

by Events Editor 8 May 2018
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White Cube continues its series of solo shows by important contemporary Korean artists: Lee Seung-taek Preview: Thursday 24 May, 6–8pm 25 May – 30 June 2018 White Cube | 25 – 26 Mason’s Yard | London SW1Y 6BU Curated by Katharine Kostyál White Cube is pleased to present a survey exhibition of South Korean artist […]

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Lee Bul: Crashing, at Hayward Gallery

by Events Editor 30 April 2018
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A retrospective of Lee Bul’s work is coming up at the Hayward Gallery. We are promised that she will bring “cyborgs, mirrored labyrinths and a Zeppelin” to the newly refurbished South Bank space. Lee Bul: Crashing Hayward Gallery, 30 May – 19 August 2018 From 30 May to 19 August 2018, Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery […]

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Book review: Lee Yil – Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction

by Philip Gowman 25 April 2018
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Lee Yil: Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary Art, 1970 – 1996 Initial draft translations: Chung Yeon-shim, Park Eun-ah, Park Sung-ji Final translations: Paul O’Kane, Song Bada Published by AICA (International Association of Art Critics) / Les Presses du Réel, Dijon, France, 2018, 212pp How often do you read the learned […]

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Exhibition news: Remembering The ‘Comfort Women’, at Deptford Does Art

by Events Editor 19 April 2018
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Art exhibition, book reading and film screening on a “Comfort Women” theme later this month: Remembering The ‘Comfort Women’ Deptford Does Art | 28 Deptford High Street | London SE8 4AF | www.deptforddoesart.com 25 April – 29 April The sexual slavery of some 200,000 women and girls by the Japanese Imperial Army during WW2 was […]

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Joonhong Min: Future’s Present, at SPACE Mare Street

by Events Editor 19 April 2018
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News of a solo exhibition in London Fields / South Hackney. Joonhong Min was featured by Hanmi Gallery at last year’s London Art Fair. Joonhong Min: Future’s Present SPACE | 129-131 Mare St | London E8 3RH | www.spacestudios.org.uk Opening event: 19 April, 6pm – 9pm Exhibition continues until June, Mon – Fri 10am – […]

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Brief exhibition visit: Fragmentality

by 앤서방 14 April 2018
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Fragmentality, at Arthill Gallery in North End Road, is a show featuring two RCA students. Minhee Kim’s works are delicate constructions made from layered paper or hair, using the ‘comfort women’ issue as her theme: Taeho Kim’s works include light and sound installations, as well as works on paper, employing intricate geometric patterns. Keywords: Artists: […]

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Minhee Kim and Taeho Kim: Fragmentality, at Arthill Gallery

by Events Editor 12 April 2018
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Notice of a brief exhibition by two students at the Royal College of Art: Taeho Kim, who is studying visual communication, and Minhee Kim – textile design: Fragmentality Taeho Kim | Minhee Kim 12-14 April 2018 Arthill Gallery | Lourdes Apartments | North End Road | London W14 9NU | www.arthillgallery.com Fragmentality is a compound […]

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Sasapari returns with Voices of Korean Contemporary Artists: Butterfly Effect

by Events Editor 7 April 2018
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It will be good to have Sasapari back after a gap of four years. Around fifty UK-based Korean artists will be showing their work at the Bargehouse: Voices of Korean Contemporary Artists: Butterfly Effect 3 – 6 May, 10am – 6pm | Admission free Bargehouse | OXO Tower Wharf | Bargehouse Street | London SE1 9PH […]

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Exhibition visit: Juree Kim in Exhibit A, at Anise Gallery

by Philip Gowman 31 March 2018
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Kim Juree’s latest work, London Terraced House, was unveiled at the opening of the current exhibition, Exhibit A, at Anise gallery in Shad Thames. As for her 2017 participation in the British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke, Kim chose a subject relevant to the location of the exhibition: this time a group of typical early Victorian […]

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Mun•Bang•Sa•U – The Friends of the Scholar

by Events Editor 30 March 2018
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The KCCUK’s contribution to London Craft Week 2018: Mun•Bang•Sa•U – The Friends of the Scholar Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW main entrance on Northumberland Avenue 24 April – 26 May Workshop, 12 May 14:00 – 15:00 (Register via info@kccuk.org.uk) As part of the Korea/UK season, the Korean […]

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Ceramic, Embroidery and Lacquerware: A Trio of Korean Crafts

by Events Editor 30 March 2018
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Han Collection’s contribution to London Craft Week: A Trio of Korean Crafts Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk Exhibition, 9-12 May 11:00 — 18:00, 13 May 12:00 – 18:00 Demonstration, 12 May 12:00 — 16:00 The Han Collection exhibits a range of artists, celebrating three of Korea’s most loved […]

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