Nam June Paik: The Future is Now, at Tate Modern

Tate Liverpool had a major retrospective of Nam June Paik’s work in 2010-11. Now is the turn of Tate Modern, focusing on his collaborations with other artists and performers: Nam June Paik: The Future is Now 17 October 2019 – 9 February 2020 Tate Modern | Bankside | London SE1 9TG Tickets £13 | FREE […]

Exhibition visit: Circulation Metaphor, at the KCC

There’s a little bit of Jeollanamdo in the KCC at the moment. Although the exhibition is co-organised by the Asia Cultural Center in Gwangju, and by the Gwangju Museum of Art, the subject matter of the exhibition strays outside of the city limits into Damyang, Hwasun and further afield. The first work to engage you […]

Tai-Jung Um: Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park

This year’s Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park includes a work by veteran Korean sculptor Tai-jung Um: Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park London’s largest free display of outdoor art returns from 3 July to 6 October, featuring more than 20 international artists Regent’s Park (southeast corner) 3 July – 6 October 2019 The English Gardens will […]

Kimsooja: To Breathe, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

As part of Yorkshire Sculpture International, Kimsooja has transformed an historic chapel with an enthralling new installation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Related events are A curator-led tour around Kimsooja’s To Breathe installation and works by Damien Hirst on 22 June An artist talk by Kimsooja on 18 July An opportunity to get inside Kimsooja’s A […]

Kimchi and Chips: Halo, at Somerset House

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 […]

Korean War not quite forgotten in Canary Wharf art trail

As we approach Remembrance Sunday, the walkways and open spaces of Canary Wharf have been adorned with works by artist Mark Humphrey in what is described as the UK’s first Remembrance Art Trail, in association with the Royal British Legion and constructed with the help of the Corps of Royal Engineers, consists of seven art […]

Kang Ik-joong’s Floating Dreams: the stories

As Kang Ik-joong said of his installation on the Thames: his motive in collecting drawings from the North Koreans displaced by the Korean War was actually to collect their stories. Here are some of those stories, as shared on the Totally Thames website. Park Yun Ok (age 95) http://totallythames.org/blog/floating-dreams-one-dream-many-stories “My name is Park Yun Ok. […]

Exhibition visit: Koo Jeong A upgrades Charing Cross

When we visited the Venice Biennale in 2009, one of the installations in the Giardini was by Koo Jeong A entitled A Reality Upgrade & End Alone (2009). The installation involved the sprinkling of 3,000 rhinestones on the grass near the cafeteria, which should have resulted in the tired lawn miraculously coming alive with fairy dust. And indeed that’s […]

Event news: Koo Jeong A’s Art Night installation in Charing Cross

News of a one-off experience featuring an installation by Koo Jeong A in the disused Jubilee Line terminus under Trafalgar Square: Art Night: Disused Jubilee Line, Charing Cross Underground Station: Koo Jeong A 2 July 2016 This project runs 5pm-12am. Advance bookings only via ICA website. Koo Jeong A creates a new site-specific installation that […]