London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Yun Choi: Running at the Speed of Light, the Body Becomes a Turtle

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Yun Choi in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. Yun Choi collects images, words and behaviours marked by South Korean banality and remixes them for her videos and multimedia installations. Through the fantastical embodiment of vernacular culture, her practice activates a … [Read More]

Exhibition visit: Silent Mind, at Cromwell Place

Lloyd Choi has a regular stable of artists whose body of work you can enjoy at her gallery’s exhibitions: as the work becomes more familiar, it somehow becomes more desirable. But she does not stand still. She gradually introduces new artists into her roster – as she did with the minhwa-decorated ceramics of Lee Geum-young … [Read More]

Hallyu Con 2022 – Where Korea Meets You

On 1 October Hallyu Con 2022 will once again be coming to London – this time for our very first hybrid event. Hallyu Con 2022 is a convention style event that will share, showcase and celebrate the Korean Wave in its various forms. Join us in person or through our livestream for a day of … [Read More]

Fiona Bae in conversation with Na Kim

As part of a month-long festival of events at Foyles in partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre to celebrate Korean Culture Month, Fiona Bae, the author of Make, Break, Remix: The Rise of K-Style, discusses her bold and beautifully-made study of contemporary Korean style with designer Na Kim. Make, Break, Remix explores the extraordinary impact … [Read More]

Silent Mind: an exhibition by Lloyd Choi Gallery

An exhibition for London Design Festival 2022, running as alongside the V+A’s Korean exhibition ‘K-Wave’ (September 2022 – June 2023). The included works consider the meditative aesthetic of Korean craftsmanship, exploring how this can help us all find tranquility and consolation in turbulent times. The exhibition title reflects the calm and mindful status of the maker-artists, whose … [Read More]

Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Glass from South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan (in Stourbridge)

Expanding Horizons is an invitational exhibition by 34 artists from Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. The Festival Committee spent over two years researching artists and seleected work we considered to have technical excellence and creative expression across a range of different glass techniques. Artists were invited to submit one large or three smaller pieces to … [Read More]

Hot Hanbok/Cool Glass: Hallyu comes to Stourbridge

A collaboration between the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the International Festival of Glass A superb evening of Korean culture, its traditions and contemporary Hallyu (Korean Wave), a collective term that refers to the phenomenal growth of Korean culture internationally, which encompasses everything from music, movies, fashion, drama to online games and Korean cuisine. Featuring … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Tacit Group

Critically acclaimed audiovisual performance ensemble Tacit Group present tacit.perform[0] – a performance using a mix of mathematical coding and computer programming to compose a unique and riveting contemporary music experience live each night. Tacit Group have been discovering the artistic possibilities of technology since 2008 establishing themselves as pioneers of algorithmic art. Their immersive visual and sonic spectacle reveals … [Read More]

JeeYoung Lee: Maiden Voyage, at Now Gallery

For NOW Gallery’s 2022 Art Commission Korean artist JeeYoung Lee has created an environment inspired by memories, dreams, emotions, and her personal experience. The artist reinterprets her psychological landscape and thoughts into this environment. This is a space where JeeYoung reminisces about the past and imagines the future through themes of travel and nature. It … [Read More]

Hanji: Paper Compositions, at the KCC

The Korean Cultural Centre, UK presents Hanji: Paper Compositions, an exhibition that explores the possibilities of traditional Korean paper, or hanji. The exhibition approaches hanji as a versatile material, and features the work of over 20 internationally recognised and emerging artists whose mastering of various hanji techniques allows them to push the boundaries of making … [Read More]