Connect, BTS art projects in London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul, New York

For full details of the projects organised under the CONNECT, BTS umbrella visit the official website, www.connect-bts.com, which explains that: CONNECT, BTS is a global project to connect five cities and twenty-two artists, each of whom contributes their unique philosophy and imagination to it. This project aims to redefine the relationships between art and music, […]

A round-up of three early January exhibitions

LKL visits three solo shows in the first two weeks of 2020: Suh Shinuk, Song Gin-young and Kang Jungsuck. Hopefully we’ll get to Tate Modern to see the big Nam June Paik exhibition before it closes. Suh Shinuk’s Man(u)fractured has been extended for a week, to 18 January. It’s well worth a trip to North […]

Park Jieun solo exhibition at Pontone Gallery

A new Korean artist in the Albemarle / Pontone roster: Introducing Park Jieun 23 January – 23 February 2020 | Monday – Saturday 10-6pm Albemarle Gallery at Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | Sloane Square | London SW3 2TB Albemarle Gallery is delighted to present a collection of works by South Korean artist Park […]

송 SONG solo exhibition at 640EAST The Arches

Expect vibrant colour at a brief exhibition in Bethnal Green. 640EAST is a Café Bar and Kitchen constructed from upcycled shipping containers whose slogan is “Coffee by Day, Beer by Night, Food for Thought!” So opening hours are well into the evening. Song the Artist @ 640EAST The Arches 640East | Railway Arches 159-161 | […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I […]

Joo Yeon Park’s Library of the Unword, at the National Poetry Library

National Poetry Library | Level 5, Blue side | Royal Festival Hall 5 December 2019 – 29 March 2020 | Admission free Joo Yeon Park’s Library of the Unword commemorates the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s death. The exhibition features an installation, Twenty Times a Thousand (2019), in response to Beckett’s poem ‘Echo’s Bones’ (1935). The work comprises over […]

Lee Young-hee’s Stuff of Dreams, at the Guimet

A day trip away on the Eurostar is an exciting exhibition featuring the work of fashion designer Lee Young-hee (1936-2018), pioneer of the contemporary hanbok. The following text is a slightly edited Google translation of the official notice on the Guimet website. Lee Young-hee’s Stuff of Dreams Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet | […]

Exhibition visit: Najeon and Ottchil, at Asia House

The current exhibition at Asia House, featuring exquisite work by contemporary master craftsmen and women, celebrates 70 years of diplomatic relations between the UK and the Republic of Korea. Najeon is the craft of decoration using mother of pearl, usually made from abalone shells, while Ottchil is the craft of creating objects out of lacquer. […]

K-ART NOW: Artist Talk, Yiyun Kang

Monday 25 November 2019, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT Sotheby’s Institute of Art | 30 Bedford Square | London WC1B 3EE There is limited availability of tickets due to the capacity of the venue. Registration via EventBrite is essential. Register here. Dr. Yiyun Kang is an artist, researcher, and visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art […]