Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings @KCCUK

The KCCUK’s second exhibition of the year focuses on folk art: Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings 5 April–18 May 2019 Korean Cultural Centre UK | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW Opening Reception: Thursday 4 April 2019, 5–7pm. RSVP required: info@kccuk.org.uk Minhwa Class: Friday 5 April 2019, 6–8pm. RSVP required: info@kccuk.org.uk The Korean […]

Hanbok-inspired fashion on show in Kingston University

An international project in which the Royal School of Needlework collaborated with the Korean Hanbok Advancement Centre, KBCE and Kingston University, has offered a unique opportunity for students to create exhibitable works which creatively reinterpreted elements of the traditional Korean dress (Hanbok) using both traditional and contemporary hand embroidery techniques. The finished pieces by Kingston […]

4482-2019 – The Other Side of the Moon, @Bargehouse

The big group show of London-based Korean artists returns for its ninth iteration. Don’t miss it: it’s only there for a few days. 4482-2019: The Other Side of the Moon 28 March – 31 March 2019 Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1 9PH Open daily, 11am – 6pm, Admission free. 31 participating artists as well […]

Hyon Gyon: solo exhibition at Parasol Unit

Late notice about a solo exhibition in the Old Street / City Road area: Hyon Gyon 23 January – 31 March 2019 Parasol Unit | 14 Wharf Road | London N1 7RW | parasol-unit.org Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am-6 pm | Sunday: 12-5 pm Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present for the first […]

Nick Bonner’s Made in North Korea arrives in Seoul

The Korea JoongAng Daily has a nice feature on Nick Bonner’s collection of North Korean everyday graphic design. His collection was on show in London’s House of Illustration last year, and arrived at the Hongik Daehangno Art Center (Hyehwa subway) in December, where it will remain until early April. It is well worth a visit. […]

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 […]

Chan-Hyo Bae: Jumping Into, at Purdy Hicks

A welcome new exhibition by Chan-Hyo Bae: Chan-Hyo Bae: Jumping Into 8 March – 1 April 2019 Purdy Hicks Gallery | 25 Thurloe Street | London SW7 2LQ | www.purdyhicks.com Open Monday – Friday 10-6 | Saturday 11-6 Gender, culture, isolation, prejudice, and stereotypes are explored in the work of Korean photographer Chan-Hyo Bae (born […]

Korean Crafts at Collect 2019

I always enjoy visiting Collect – and not just for the Korean exhibitors. Obviously, though, it’s the Korean galleries that attract my attention the most, and it’s good to see the Korean Craft and Design Foundation back for their sixth year. They always present a high quality selection of work; but for me the highlight […]

Shinuk Suh in Invisible Balance, at Daniel Benjamin Gallery

Following on from their Figurative NOW group show, Daniel Benjamin Gallery present another exhibition including a Korean artist: Invisible Balance Shinuk Suh, Daniel Cordas 17 February – 16 March 2019 Daniel Benjamin Gallery | 120 Kensington Park Road | London W11 2PW | db-gallery.com Gallery hours: Tues – Sat 10am – 6pm Daniel Benjamin Gallery […]

Lee Jin Woo: Towards Silence, at HdM Gallery

The focus on dansaekhwa in London continues with this new exhibition at HdM Gallery: Lee Jin Woo: Towards Silence 7 February – 4 March 2019 HdM Gallery | 42 Conduit Street | Mayfair | London W1S 2YH | www.hdmgallery.com Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm HdM GALLERY is delighted to present ‘Towards Silence’, a solo […]

Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English as a Second Language

Designed to coincide with London Fashion Week 15-19 February 2019: Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English as a Second Language The Charles Russell Speechlys Terrace Room Series Terrace Rooms | South Wing | Somerset House | Strand | London WC2R 1LA 25 January – 28 April 2019 Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00 – 18.00, […]

Power play – a group exhibition at the KCC and Delfina Foundation

The first major group exhibition, split across two London venues, explores the power dynamics at play in relationships between individuals, institutions and the state. By my reckoning, seven Korean artists have had residencies at Delfina Foundation. Two of them – Young In Hong and Geumhyung Jeong – have already had performances / exhibitions showing their […]