Paul Smith retrospective opens in DDP

A retrospective of designer Paul Smith’s work opened at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza yesterday. A good friend of LKL went along to the opening and took a few pictures. The exhibition is hosted by the Seoul Design Foundation and the Design Museum in London. The Korea Times describes it as “like walking into the renowned […]

Two Koreans documentaries win at London International Filmmaker Festival

Koreans scored two successes at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema awards ceremony in London this evening. Producer and curator Stephanie Seungmin Kim collected the award for Best Director of a Foreign Language Documentary Film for ‘Sleepers in Venice’, which gives a behind-the-scenes story of the planning and installation of the collateral group exhibition […]

Byungchan Kim is runner-up in HIX Award 2018

Quite by chance last week I happened to be visiting the offices of one of the sponsors of the HIX Award – though I didn’t know this connection in advance. The HIX Award is open to current art students and graduates of the last two years and is aimed at helping with the transition between […]

4482 2019: OPEN CALL for artists

Please find below the Call for Artists for Sasapari 4482 2019: 4482 2019: OPEN CALL for artists Exhibition: The Other side of the Moon 4482 is a multi-functional platform which exists to promote, integrate and celebrate new Korean Contemporary Art within the United Kingdom. The name was derived when it first began in 2007, the […]

Bongsu Park’s Dream Auction

Last year, Bongsu Park’s Internal Library project culminated in a fascinating and thought-provoking sequence of events in which members of the public were invited to share some of their most private thoughts – dreams, memories, secrets – which were then woven into a set of public performance at Notting Hill’s Print Room. Out of that […]

Performance Histories: Kim Ku Lim talks at SOAS

An in-depth talk that accompanies the group exhibition of Korean and Japanese experimental work from the 60s and 70s at DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation) Performance Histories: Kim Ku Lim Thurs 18 Oct, 7–8.30pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre SOAS | Thornhaugh St | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG Free, book here Artist Kim Ku […]

Han Collection / 4482 artist talk: Nayoung Jeong

K-ART NOW: Monthly Forum by 4482 SASAPARI Artist Talk, Nayoung Jeong 7 – 8.15pm, Monday, 24 September 2018 Han Collection, 33 Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LH Nayoung Jeong is a ceramist, sculptor, and painter whose work takes form as performance and installation. Exploring identity rooted in heritage and uprooted by globalism, her process-oriented work […]

Kimsooja’s London Olympics project lives on

Surfing the web recently, following a link related to UK based Korean artist / photographer Bae Chan-hyo, I came across this article in the New York Times on the subject of thirteen artists dealing with the subject of migration. Apart from the piece on Bae, which highlighted some new work of his from 2018 (which […]

Jungju An in Delfina Foundation residency

Jungju An is the latest Korean to take up a Delfina Foundation residency supported by SongEun Art & Cultural Foundation Jungju An residency 4 June – 14 August 2018 Delfina Foundation | 29-31 Catherine Place | London SW1E 6DY | Jungju An (South Korea) in his practice seeks to reveal himself and his own […]

Lee Yil: seminar and book launch of selected writings on Contemporary Korean Art

Artist Bada Song and critic / lecturer Paul O’Kane spent a large part of last year helping to translate and edit an important new collection of mid-to-late 20th century writings of renowned Korean art critic Lee Yil (1932-1997), “the main observer of “Dansaekhwa”, or Korean monochrome”. That work has now come to fruition, with the […]

Lee Ufan in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

A talk to go with Lee Ufan’s installation outside the Serpentine Gallery. Lee Ufan in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist 6 Feb 2018, 6:00 pm Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW, Main Entrance: Northumberland Avenue Tickets £5 via Ticketweb Lee Ufan will be in conversation with Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director, […]

4482 Sasapari – Open Call for Artists

It’ll be nice to have Sasapari back. Korean artists: get your applications in by 15 February! Voices of Korean Contemporary Artists: Butterfly Effect 4482 (sasapari), a figure made from combining the calling codes of the UK (44) and South Korea (82), is the name adopted by a collective group of Korean Contemporary Artists. Since the […]

Jewyo Rhii & Jihyun Jung in conversation with Je Yun Moon

In advance of the exhibition Dawn Breaks, Jewyo Rhii and Jihyun Jung will be in conversation with curator Je Yun Moon (Korean Cultural Centre UK) at the ArtReview Bar. This talk is organised in collaboration with Amanda Wilkinson Gallery which is presenting Jewyo Rhii’s solo exhibition The Day 3, Walls and Barbed from 18 November […]

Soyoung Chung in Delfina Foundation residency

Browsing the Delfina Foundation website while looking at events for the UK-Korea Year of Culture, I discover that things are happening already. Founded in 2007, Delfina promotes artistic exchange and experimentation. Soyoung Chung residency London: 26 June — 17 September 2017 Delfina Foundation | 29-31 Catherine Place | London SW1E 6DY Soyoung Chung (South Korea) […]