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London-based artist Kang Eemyun has a solo show at Tina Kim Gallery in New York from 20 September: EEMYUN KANG: Fungalland and the Stranded Mother Whale www.tinakimgallery.com September 20 – October 19, 2013 Opening: Thursday, September 19, 6-8PM Tina Kim Gallery is pleased to present Fungalland and the Stranded Mother Whale, the second solo exhibition […]

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Manhattan gets its second Michelin-starred Korean restaurant

by Philip Gowman 9 October 2012
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Last year a Michelin star was awarded to Danji in Hell’s Kitchen; this year Jungsik in Tribeca joins the prestigious club, according to the Chosun Ilbo. Interesting that neither restaurant is in Manhattan’s official K-town centring on 32nd Street. Jungsik is reviewed in the New York Times here.

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JYP branches out into the restaurant business

by Philip Gowman 4 April 2012
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K-pop supremo Park Jin Young branches out from the Kpop business to open a posh Korean restaurant in Manhattan called Kristalbelli (8 West 36th Street). Must try it next time I’m in NYC. http://bit.ly/HpeMtH

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Korea promotes palace food at New York’s Metropolitan Museum

by Philip Gowman 8 October 2011
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Massive Korean food promotional event at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum, as Han Bok Ryeo, Korea’s official Master Chef of Royal Cuisine, prepared a feast. Memories of London’s 2009 Banqueting House event. Source: New York Times Diners Journal, October 5 2011. Korea’s Master Chef Prepares a Banquet at the Met. Keywords: General post tags: Food promotion

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The first Michelin-starred Korean restaurant

by Philip Gowman 6 October 2011
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Next time I’m in NYC I’ll be heading over to Hell’s Kitchen for Danji‘s Michelin-starred bulgogi sliders. http://t.co/CcOToF91

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The new Manhattan Restaurant Jung Sik Dang

by Philip Gowman 16 September 2011
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Yonhap Feature: A first look at a Seoul chef’s Manhattan offshoot bit.ly/rbyN2D. The new Manhattan Restaurant Jung Sik Dang. “A much better profile than the New York Times” via @subjectobjectverb

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Hangawi – NYC Koreatown’s celebrity restaurant

by Philip Gowman 27 August 2011
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Where does Gwyneth Paltrow eat Korean food? HanGawi in Manhattan’s 32nd Street K-town http://bit.ly/p67lTU (#). Nicole Kidman goes there too. Via @CoolstuffKorea

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OK, you CAN get good food in 32nd Street

by Philip Gowman 15 July 2011
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When I travel abroad, if I have the opportunity I’ll usually try out the quality of the local Korean restaurants. Often, as when I was in Germany in May, the Korean menus are easier to understand than those in the local restaurants, and I’m always on the look-out for opportunities to initiate colleagues into the […]

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Exhibition visit: Lee Ufan – Marking Infinity at the Guggenheim

by Philip Gowman 30 June 2011
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Lee Ufan’s current exhibition at the Guggenheim New York is his first major show in the US, and only the third by an Asian at the prestigious space – the previous being by Cai Guo-Qiang (I Want to Believe, 2008) and fellow Korean Paik Nam-june (The Worlds of Nam June Paik, 2000). With three-dimensional installations […]

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Lee Ufan at the opening of Marking Infinity

by Philip Gowman 26 June 2011
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The opening of Lee Ufan’s “Marking Infinity” at the Guggenheim. Lee tells his audience how he spent three weeks wrestling with the curved interior space of the Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda. http://twitpic.com/5h3ui5 Keywords: Artists: Lee Ufan (이우환) Other tags: Dansaekhwa

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Noodles in NYC K-town

by Philip Gowman 25 June 2011
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A farewell lunch of noodles at Shanghai Mong in NYC K-town yesterday. Thanks, Insoon. I'll see you in Seoul next year. http://twitpic.com/5gndzp #

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Poetry in Clay at the Metropolitan Museum

by Philip Gowman 19 June 2011
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Poetry in Clay, the exhibition of Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum Museum currently at the Metropolitan Museum is seriously worth a visit, with some beautiful pots. Interesting that they also juxtapose a couple of 20th century paintings. Kim Whanki’s dot paintings really do look like the dot decoration on one of the pots # Curator […]

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Park Dae-cho at Able Fine Art

by Philip Gowman 18 June 2011
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Strolling back along W 25th St from Tina Kim Gallery I wandered into Able Fine Art and caught the end of Park Dae-cho’s solo exhibition (May 17 – June 21, 2011). Haunting images of children with unsettling visions in their eyes. Keywords: Artists: Park Daecho Organisations and venues: Able Fine Art

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Rhee Kibong: There is no Place

by Philip Gowman 18 June 2011
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Just caught the end of the Rhee Kibong exhibition at Tina Kim Gallery. His foggy 3D tree images look like he’s loosely pressed a miniature tree between sheets of frosted glass. Very calming. Keywords: Artists: Rhee Kibong Organisations and venues: Tina Kim Gallery

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Rhee Kibong at Tina Kim Gallery: There is No Place

by Events Editor 13 May 2011
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Notice of an upcoming exhibition at Tina Kim Gallery in New York: TINA KIM GALLERY KIBONG RHEE: There is No Place May 13 – June 17 2011 Opening Reception Friday, May 13th 6 – 8 PM Tina Kim Gallery is proud to present Kibong Rhee’s There is No Place in his first solo exhibition in […]

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Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum Collection on view at Metropolitan Museum

by Events Editor 6 April 2011
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News of an important temporary exhibition at the Met in New York. For the duration of the exhibition, the museum’s permanent display of Korean artefacts will be in storage. Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art April 7 – August 14, 2011 A special loan exhibition focusing on the dynamic […]

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Suicides soar among NY Koreans

by Philip Gowman 31 December 2009
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Suicides soar among New York Koreans – more depressing stories for 2009: Money troubles have been the leading force behind the sharp rise, say Korean civic leaders and officials, who are alarmed by the trend. Failure to get into top colleges, perform well at school or climb the economic ladder can cause deep shame and […]

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