London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

V+A Symposium: Korean Photography – History and Practices

Join us for a day of talks dedicated to Korean photography. This symposium will highlight Korea’s vibrant photographic scenes looking back at its histories from the colonial period to the present day. You will hear from curators, publishers and contemporary artists and explore Korean photographs and postcards from the V&A’s permanent collection. There will also … [Read More]

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, … [Read More]

Bae Chan-hyo’s new book of photography

I always find it strangely rewarding when things going on in London get featured in the Korean press. London-based photographer Bae Chan-hyo’s upcoming exhibition at Purdy Hicks, Jumping Into, gets a feature in yesterday’s Korea JoongAng Daily newspaper. Bae has been active on the London art scene at least since 2006, when he took part … [Read More]

Photography exhibition: Gay Men And Pants

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 … [Read More]

[Nottingham] The Real DMZ at New Art Exchange

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 … [Read More]

Exhibition news: Haenyeo – Women of the Sea, at National Maritime Museum

Korea’s latest addition to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage register makes an appearance in Greenwich this month. Full-size portraits of Jeju’s famous diving women by Hyung S. Kim; another chance to experience Mikhail Karikis’s video and sound installation Sea Women (LKL reviews the 2012 Wapping installation of the work here); plus, if like me you … [Read More]

Bedrooms of the Remembered

Photographer Kim Hong-Ji has put together a moving portfolio of pictures in memory of the Sewol victims. He has been in touch with relatives of some of the students, visiting their homes and taking pictures of the bedrooms of those who died in the disaster. Available on the BBC and Reuters websites. [Read More]

Icons of Rhetoric – a different approach to documenting North Korea, at Doomed Gallery

This month starts with an exhibition of oil paintings by established DPRK artists, to be held in the DPRK Embassy. With serendipitous timing, another exhibition offering a very different perspective, in Dalston, 20-23 November: Icons of Rhetoric Chris Barrett, photographer, and Gianluca Spezza, researcher/writer 20 – 23 November 2014 Doomed Gallery | 65-67 Ridley Road … [Read More]