Sculpture and Installation art

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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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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Lee Ufan: Relatum – Stage, in Kensington Gardens

by Events Editor 23 January 2018
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An upcoming installation by Lee Ufan, using stones sourced in Wales. Lee Ufan: Relatum – Stage Serpentine Gallery | Kensington Gardens | London W2 3XA 6 Feb 2018 to 29 Jul 2018 extended to 27 January 2019 Artist Lee Ufan brings new public sculpture to Kensington Gardens. ‘The work of art is a representation of […]

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Exhibition visit: Suh Do-ho — Passage/s

by Philip Gowman 19 March 2017
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Visiting the Suh Do-ho solo show at Victoria Miro gallery is a very British experience. You queue to get in the front door, queue in the back yard to get to the second exhibition space and, once admitted to this gallery you queue again to get up close to the main exhibit. In the dozen […]

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Exhibition news: Do Ho Suh — Passage/s, at Victoria Miro

by Events Editor 8 February 2017
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Victoria Miro Gallery is presenting an exhibition of new work by Do Ho Suh, who has now made London his home. The exhibition lasts until 18 March and has been getting some enthusiastic coverage. Do Ho Suh: Passage/s 1 February – 18 March 2017 Victoria Miro | 16 Wharf Road | London N1 7RW | […]

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Korean War not quite forgotten in Canary Wharf art trail

by Philip Gowman 3 November 2016
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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 […]

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Kang Ik-joong’s Floating Dreams: the stories

by Philip Gowman 30 September 2016
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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. […]

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Kang Ik-joong’s Floating Dreams for Korean reunification

by Philip Gowman 14 September 2016
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Kang Ik-joong’s installation entitled Floating Dreams is a symbol of hope for the unification of Korea. Moored on the Thames outside Tate Modern, the installation is an assembly of 500 drawings in the shape of a cube – four square sides and a flat upper surface each featuring a grid of 10 x 10 pictures […]

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Event news: Kang Ik-joong’s floating installation for Totally Thames

by Events Editor 13 July 2016
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New York based Korean artist Kang Ik-joong will have a work prominently displayed on the river by the Millennium Bridge as part of the Totally Thames festival this September. The official release from the Totally Thames website is reproduced below, and Yonhap has a report from today’s press launch in Seoul. Floating Dreams by Ik-Joong […]

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Exhibition visit: Koo Jeong A upgrades Charing Cross

by Philip Gowman 4 July 2016
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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 […]

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

by Events Editor 28 June 2016
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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 […]

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The V+A’s official video of Kang Yiyun’s residency

by Philip Gowman 2 May 2016
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The V+A has put together a short video of Yiyun Kang’s residency, with footage from the two performances of her work in the Cast Courts. Much more informative than LKL’s botched effort. There’s also a brief blog post on the museum’s website, and you can find a better quality version of the video on vimeo. […]

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Exhibition visit: Yiyun Kang’s Casting, at the V+A

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2016
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Yiyun Kang’s Casting installation, in which she projects lighting effects with pinpoint accuracy onto the complex 3-dimensional surfaces of Roman and medieval sculptures, is a slightly eerie and a very special experience. The technique, known called projection-mapping, requires painstaking measurements of the target surface to be taken, to ensure that the projection is not distorted by […]

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Exhibition news: Yiyun Kang presents her site-specific work in the V+A

by Events Editor 30 January 2016
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Having visited Yiyun Kang in her V+A studio to see what her residency is about, I’m looking forward to seeing this upcoming installation in the Cast Court: Casting Room 46a, Cast Courts, Victoria & Albert Museum Friday 12 February 2016, 18:30一22:00 Friday 18 March 2016, 18.30一22.00 Free, drop in. Supported by Samsung Casting is a […]

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Choi Jeong-hwa in Paris

by Philip Gowman 4 September 2015
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If you can’t wait for the start of L’Année France-Corée later this month, you can catch an installation of one of Choi Jeong-hwa’s inflatable Lotus Flowers in La Villette Park in Paris until 13 September. Source: Korea Joongang Daily Keywords: Artists: Choi Jeong-hwa (최정화)

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Shan Hur in Sculpture in the City commission

by Events Editor 30 June 2015
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A new site-specific work by Shan Hur will be installed in the churchyard of St Helen’s Bishopsgate as part of Sculpture in the City 2015: Shan Hur | Sculpture in the City Located at St Helen’s Bishopsgate Churchyard, this artwork will be installed on 4 July 2015 [Map] Sculpture in the City, the dynamic yearly […]

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Kim Chang-kyum joins group show at Hall Place & Gardens

by Events Editor 3 April 2015
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Bexley Heritage Trust seems to be acquiring a taste for Korean contemporary art. Last year they included Lee Hyunkoo’s work in a group show at Hall Place & Gardens, and Shin Meekyoung’s work in an exhibition at nearby Danson House. This year, Kim Chang-kyum’s work Water Shadow Four Seasons will feature in a water-themed group […]

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