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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Cereal Magazine: special Korean edition

Cereal is a biannual travel and style magazine based in the UK. Each issue focuses on a select number of destinations, alongside interviews and stories on design, art, and fashion. The current edition (#19) for the summer of 2020 focuses on Korea. The volume covers the architecture of Itami Jun, the photography of Koo Bohnchang, […]

A round-up of the Korean crafts at Collect 2020

Collect this year moved from the Saatchi Gallery to Somerset House. The move had both advantages and disadvantages. At Saatchi there is greater openness of space and there is the added benefit of the lively environs of Sloane Square for coffee and snacks. Somerset House, on the other hand feels like a bit of a […]

Korean crafts at Collect 2020

COLLECT, the International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design is at Somerset House from 27 February – 1 March, 2020. Tickets available here. Opening times: Thu 27 Feb – 11.00-17.00 | Private View Thu 27 Feb – 18.00-21.00 | Fri 28 Feb – 11.00-18.00 | Sat 29 Feb – 11.00-18.00 | Sun 1 Mar […]

Connect, BTS art projects in London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul, New York

For full details of the projects organised under the CONNECT, BTS umbrella visit the official website, www.connect-bts.com, which explains that: CONNECT, BTS is a global project to connect five cities and twenty-two artists, each of whom contributes their unique philosophy and imagination to it. This project aims to redefine the relationships between art and music, […]

A round-up of three early January exhibitions

LKL visits three solo shows in the first two weeks of 2020: Suh Shinuk, Song Gin-young and Kang Jungsuck. Hopefully we’ll get to Tate Modern to see the big Nam June Paik exhibition before it closes. Suh Shinuk’s Man(u)fractured has been extended for a week, to 18 January. It’s well worth a trip to North […]

Lee Young-hee’s Stuff of Dreams, at the Guimet

A day trip away on the Eurostar is an exciting exhibition featuring the work of fashion designer Lee Young-hee (1936-2018), pioneer of the contemporary hanbok. The following text is a slightly edited Google translation of the official notice on the Guimet website. Lee Young-hee’s Stuff of Dreams Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet | […]