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News of a very visible public installation in the City of London. The work will be in place for up to six months. For those interested in such things, I attach at the bottom of this press release the report addressed to the City of London’s Planning and Transportation Committee recommending that permission be granted […]

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Korean Crafts at the Scottish Gallery: the Korean Connection

by Events Editor 1 July 2018
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An exhibition to warm you up for the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe: The Korean Connection The Scottish Gallery | 16 Dundas Street | Edinburgh EH3 6HZ | scottish-gallery.co.uk 4 – 28 July 2018 | Monday-Friday: 10am – 6pm | Saturday: 10am – 4pm View catalogue online An exhibition celebrating some of the finest Korean jewellers, […]

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Art Above Adversity – an exhibition of North Korean paintings

by Events Editor 29 May 2018
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La Galleria, which hosted the first major exhibition of North Korean paintings in London back in 2007, will host another opportunity to see the collection of Paul and Teresa Song, which graced Coningsby Gallery a year ago. Well worth a look. Art Above Adversity La Galleria Pall Mall | 5b Pall Mall | 30 Royal […]

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Kimchi and Chips: Halo, at Somerset House

by Events Editor 26 May 2018
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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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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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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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Exhibition visit: Ceramic Art London at Central St Martins

by Philip Gowman 24 March 2018
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As I was paying a second visit to Nick Bonner’s exhibition at the House of Illustration yesterday I happened almost to trip over a sign pointing to the Ceramic Art London fair, next door at Central St Martins. Needless to say, there were plenty of Koreans exhibiting. This weekend only. Ceramic Art London 23–25 March […]

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Exhibition visit – Collect 2018

by Philip Gowman 19 March 2018
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For the fifth year, the Korean Craft and Design Foundation put on a splendid show at Collect. As in previous years, the stall showcased a range of crafts – from jewellery and lacquer to ceramics and more – with this year the theme being “Meditative Art”. The dramatic ceramic piece entitled Sea by Lee Eun […]

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Talk on comics from North and South Korea with Paul Gravett

by Events Editor 17 March 2018
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As part of Nick Bonner’s exhibition of everyday graphic design from North Korea, an interesting talk on North and South Korean Manhwa: Secrets of North and South Korean Comics A talk by leading expert Paul Gravett 19 Apr 2018, 7:00pm | Buy tickets House of Illustration | 2 Granary Square | King’s Cross | London […]

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Gyubang: exploring the aesthetic value of Korean handicrafts, at Han Collection

by Events Editor 25 February 2018
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Han Collection’s first exhibition of 2018 looks at the arts and crafts of the boudoir: Gyubang: exploring the aesthetic value of Korean handicrafts 1 March – 5 May 2018 Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | London WC1A 1LH Han Collection invites you to enjoy and explore, this first exhibition to introduce Korean boudoir craft […]

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Photography exhibition: Gay Men And Pants

by Events Editor 15 February 2018
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Late notice of an exhibition by South Korean artist, performer and LBGT activist Heezy Yang aka Hurricane Kimchi: Gay Men And Pants New Bloomsbury Set | The Basement | 76 Marchmont Street | London WC1N 1AG 15-16 February 2018 Bar opening hours 4pm – 11.30pm “Underwear as medium – taking an intimate look at queer lives in […]

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Juree Kim in Exhibit A, at Anise Gallery

by Events Editor 14 February 2018
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As Juree Kim’s residency at the V+A comes to an end, she shares an exhibition with Kristina Chan at Anise Gallery: Exhibit A: Kristina Chan & Juree Kim Anise Gallery | 13a Shad Thames | London SE1 2PU | www.anisegallery.co.uk 9 March – 7 April | Tuesdays to Saturdays 11am-5pm Opening night Thursday 8 March 6-9pm Anise Gallery […]

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Made in Korea – the video

by Philip Gowman 28 January 2018
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Kay Aplin of the Ceramic House in Brighton, who masterminded the Korea-UK Made in Korea ceramic collaboration last year, has completed a 20-minute video documentary of the project. Well worth a viewing in full: Please browse Kay’s blog of the whole project including the reciprocal exhibition at the Mullae Art Factory in Seoul. In England, […]

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[Nottingham] The Real DMZ at New Art Exchange

by Events Editor 26 January 2018
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A three-month exhibition in Nottingham as part of the UK-Korea year of cultural exchange: The Real DMZ New Art Exchange | 39-41 Gregory Boulevard | Nottingham NG7 6BE | www.nae.org.uk 27 January – 15 April 2018 The Real DMZ: Artistic encounters through Korea’s demilitarized zone has been curated by Sunjung KIM and The Real DMZ […]

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Exhibition news: The Hills are High, at Oriental Museum, Durham

by Events Editor 26 January 2018
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If you are in the Durham area, this looks like an interesting exhibition: The Hills are High 9th February 2018, 10:00 to 9th September 2018, 17:00, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham DH1 3TH An exhibition by curator/photographer Lauren Barnes, illustrating the everyday lives of South Koreans over the course of a single year. Mainstream UK […]

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