London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Expo visit: Korean design and cultural contents at KBEE

The Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo which coincided with President Park’s State Visit showcased contemporary Korean media art, K-pop, Korea’s premier garden designer and more. Also featured were key Korean designers: Kim Young-se (김영세) of Innodesign, whose designs reference the sleek black parallel lines of the trigrams in South Korea’s national flag, or the elegant … [Read More]

Korean jewellers at the 2013 Goldsmiths Fair

The annual Goldsmiths Fair of jewellery and silverware usually has a few young Korean jewellers displaying their latest designs. This year they seemed to be outnumbered by the Japanese, but it was good to see Misun Won return for now her fourth appearance at this prestigious show. Despite the depressing economic times, the livery hall … [Read More]

Korean designers at 100% Design London 2013

The annual 100% Design London exhibition will be held at Earls Court, 18-21 September, and as usual there will be a Korean pavilion showing designers supported by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion. And you’ll probably find, as you stroll around the arena, that there are some independent Korean designers there as well. But here … [Read More]

Korea Craft Design Foundation at Collect 2013

COLLECT is an international art fair for contemporary museum-quality objects. It is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and for the first time this year there will be a stall presenting the best of Korean contemporary craft and design. The exhibition is at the Saatchi Gallery. Korea Craft Design Foundation at Collect 2013 10 – … [Read More]

Promenade performances of Hansel & Gretel opera feature Korean student designer

English Pocket Opera Company is putting on ‘promenade’ performances of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The production is a collaboration with the BA (Hons) Performance Design and Practice course of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (part of University of the Arts London), including Korean Artists Association member Seyoung Jeong (정세영). Full details … [Read More]

Based on the design talent at Goldsmiths, the future of Korea at 100% Design London is in safe hands

One of the regular features in the London calendar is the London Design Festival, which this year ran from 14-23 September. Two big exhibitions form the cornerstones of the festival, at opposite ends of the Circle Line: 100% Design London at Earl’s Court, and Tent London at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. And given … [Read More]

Korea Design returns to 100% Design London

As in previous years, the Korea Institute of Design Promotion is hosting a country pavilion at the Earls Court 100% Design London show. Here are the details of the Korean exhibitors this year. KOREA DESIGN 2012 100% Design, London 19-22 September 2012 Stand IP300 Korea Design is an exhibition of Korean Design at 100% Design … [Read More]

Symposium – a group exhibition at Mokspace

Notice of Mokspace’s latest exhibition, which opens today. Symposium – Group Exhibition 2012 Private View: 23 Aug 2012, 6pm Exhibition Dates: 23 Aug – 3 Sep 2012 / Opening Hours : 11am – 6pm, Every day Artists: Karen Parry, Valeriya Vygodnaya, Taegyun Kim, Yonghyun Lim_Jackie, Sanghyun Kim, Hyerim Kim, Kyungmin Lee, Sungmin Han, Sooji Shin, … [Read More]

MY SHOPPING BAG: allegories of Seoul 2011

An interesting pop-up event as part of London Design Week: MY SHOPPING BAG: allegories of Seoul 2011 Global contemporary cultural pop-up project SEOUL-LONDON curated by JW STELLA Date: 24thSeptember-1st October 2011 Time: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Thursday 11am-7pm Venue: LA SCATOLA GALLERY, 1 Snowden Street, London, EC2A 2DQ, UK Private opening: Friday, 23 September, 6:30pm-8:30pm JW STELLA … [Read More]