London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Francesca Cho’s meditative work

I happened to meet artist Francesca Cho at the Jerwood gallery yesterday lunchtime. Korean-born, but now based in London, she is the more established artist among the exhibitors in the Still Dynamics show, which closes today. Her contemplative work, to which the images below and my words here can’t do justice, recalls Rothko but also … [Read More]

Secret Korean contemporary art show now on

With apologies for the late notice, I’ve just heard about another Korean contemporary art show. Known to but a few, and by word of mouth only it seems. Even one of the artists wouldn’t tell me about it. This is real inside-track stuff. It finishes on 21 December, and is on at the Jerwood Space … [Read More]

Think Korea website now up & running

It’s taken a while, but here it is: www.thinkkorea.org.uk. It seems to be part of the Korean Embassy website. And it’s now coming up on google. It must be a recent creation, because I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve googled in search of “Think Korea 2006” and only found my own site. … [Read More]

Yoko Ono at St Pauls

I was trying to find an excuse to plug an event put on by a charity I’m involved with. It’s an installation of two of Yoko Ono’s works, at St Paul’s Cathedral as part of the City of London Festival. The major piece is Morning Beams, installed in the north transept, modelled by the artist … [Read More]

Korean Ceramics – Traditional Yet Contemporary

One of the highlights of this year’s Korean festival is likely to be the exhibition at Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, London W1S 4NE, 29 May 2006 – 3 June 2006 — juxtaposing the work of contemporary British potters with the work of modern Korean ceramic artists. Stephanie Seungmin Kim, curator of the show, explains. … [Read More]

Think Korea: Exposed — Black Box + Crystal Ball

The first exhibition to be held as part of the Think Korea season: Exposed: Black Box & Crystal Ball May 4 – June 3, 2006 Debating Chamber, London County Hall, LG i-gallery, Harrods Department Store This project presents work by twenty video artists, from Korea, China, Taiwan, Australia, UK, New Zealand, Estonia and Norway. In … [Read More]

Suh Do-ho solo exhibition at Serpentine Gallery

From the Serpentine Gallery archives, a record of the first survey exhibition of Do-Ho Suh’s work in Europe. Do-Ho Suh Serpentine Gallery | Kensington Gardens | London W2 3XA | www.serpentinegalleries.org 23 April – 26 May 2002 A leading Korean artist’s poignant vision of individuality and collectivity Do-Ho Suh’s work Floor (1997-2000) consists of sheets of glass supported by … [Read More]