Exhibition: Circulation Metaphor, at the KCC

The KCC’s second exhibition of the summer is a collaboration with the Gwangju Museum of Art and Asia Culture Centre. Circulation Metaphor Korean Cultural Centre UK | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW 23 July – 7 September 2019 Opening Reception: Monday 22 July 2019, 5-8pm Artist talk from 7pm, RSVP Participating Artists: Bongchae Son […]

Screening: Plantarians / Did You Eat Rice?

News of an upcoming screening of works by Ellie Kyungran Heo at Lux, the venue for the artist films in the London Korean Film Festival. Plantarians Sun 26 Nov 2017 / 2pm – 4pm LUX | Waterlow Park Centre | Dartmouth Park Hill | London N19 5JF | https://lux.org.uk/ Free, but booking required. | Book […]

Review: Embeddedness — The past, present and future of Korean experimental film

The series of three screenings of short experimental films at the Tate in September 2015 was a fascinating insight into an artform that is hardly mainstream. To someone not used to sitting in darkened rooms watching 16mm creations the experience was sometimes confusing, sometimes rewarding, but never less than interesting. And what brought the whole […]

Exhibition visit: Bates’s Room – Shin Kiwoun at the Old Police Station

The Old Police Station in Deptford is an interesting, slightly claustrophobic space for exhibiting art. A reception area with, behind, four gloomy holding cells whose walls are clad in ceramic tiles. Given the lack of light, it’s particularly suitable for showing video works. And the oppressive atmosphere was particularly suited to Shin Kiwoun’s  theme which, […]

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

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 […]

Event news: Sung Hwan Kim in Arttalk at KCC

Sung Hwan Kim’s exhibition in Tate Modern’s tanks was one of LKL’s highlights of 2012. So we’ve cleared the diary for his talk at the KCC on Friday evening, 3 February, currently scheduled for 6:30pm, where he will be appearing with his collaborator the composer David Michael DiGregorio, aka dogr. I wonder if the KCC […]

Exhibition visit: Sora Kim’s 2,3 at the KCC

Sora Kim’s 2,3 is her first solo show in London, put together as part of the second outing of the KCCUK’s Artist of the Year programme whose objective is to “introduce aspects of Korea’s vibrant art scene to a UK audience.” The exhibition is an interesting concept in which none of the individual works presented […]

Exhibition news: Iskai Art in ‘SILENT MOVIES’

An exhibition in a car park underneath Cavendish Square. Sounds very alternative. But ISKAI has presented interesting work in interesting venues before. Remember the exhibition in the vaults of Old Billingsgate during President Park’s State Visit? SILENT MOVIES Level 3, Q-Park, Cavendish Square London, W16 0PN 16th October – 18th October ISKAI Contemporary Art is […]

Embeddedness: synopses of the films shown

The following is the text from the programme for the series of three screenings of Korean artists’ films which took place at Tate Modern’s Starr Auditorium, 18-19 September 2015. Embeddednes: Artist Films and Videos from Korea, 1960s to Now 18 — 19 September 2015 Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium £5 / £4 per screening The first […]