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 […]

Lee Seung-taek at Palazzo Caboto, Venice

A collateral event for the early part of the biennale focuses on the work of Lee Seung-taek from the 1960s through to the 1980s: Lee Seung-taek May 8 – June 28, 2017 Palazzo Caboto | 1645 Via Giuseppe Garibaldi | 30122 Venice Tuesday – Sunday | 10am – 6pm Gallery Hyundai and Lévy Gorvy are pleased to announce […]

Dansaekhwa – a Biennale collateral event in Venice, 7 May – 15 Aug

Lee Ufan returns to Venice with some site-specific work as part of an official collateral event of Dansaekhwa artists: Dansaekhwa Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia Dates: May 7–August 15, 2015 Opening: May 7, 7pm Venue: Palazzo Contarini-Polignac | 874 Dorsoduro | 30123 Venezia www.villaempain.com | www.kukjegallery.com | www.tinakimgallery.com […]

Sleepers in Venice: The Purgatory of Desires – Venice 8 May-7 June

As well as the official Korean participation in this year’s Biennale, and the collateral event from Kukje Gallery, there’s a third exhibition in which ISKAI Contemporary Art presents specially commissioned Korean works inspired by a work of Mark Wallinger. Sleepers in Venice: The Purgatory of Desires Calle del Carbon, San Marco 4179, Venice, Italy / […]

Shin Meekyoung’s 2013

We haven’t done proper write-ups of all Shin Meekyoung’s exhibitions this year – she’s simply been too busy, like us. To make up for this omission, here is a round-up of photographs of some of her installations. All photos are by LKL except where stated – we got to see her work in Seoul, Venice […]

Exhibition visit: Who is Alice? – Works from the MMCA collection at Spazio Lightbox, Venice

In previous years, the Venice Biennale has featured a number of Korea-related shows as collateral events scattered around the islands, giving a dedicated visitor the opportunity to walk through the backstreets and explore the vaporetto network while enjoying new artworks. In 2013 most of the Korean artists were gathered together in one place, in an […]

Who is Alice? – MMCA’s Biennale Collateral event

The Venice Biennale always has some Korean artists participating in collateral events, but this is the first time I can think of that there has been a major government-sponsored initiative. This special exhibition features works from the permanent collection of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Exhibition announcement courtesy of the MMCA. Who […]

Biennale news: Kimsooja | To Breathe: Bottari, at Venice 2013

The official notice of the exhibition in the Korean Pavilion as part of Venice 2013: Kimsooja | To Breathe: Bottari Korean Pavilion, Venice, 1 June – 24 November 2013. “Traditionally, la Biennale di Venezia exhibits artists hosted by their countries of origin in national pavilions. Rather like in World Expos, I wanted the Korean Pavilion itself […]

Korean footnotes from Venice Biennale 2011

In previous biennales, Korean artists have had prominent solo exhibitions as collateral events to the main exhibition in the Giardini. We’ve had Atta Kim, Lee Ufan, and Chun Woo-jung in previous years, as well as participations in group shows. In 2011 I failed to find any Korean solo events. There were, however, three high profile […]

Woojung Chun’s library of mysteries

LKL completes its coverage of Korean artists at the Venice Biennale. If you browse the shopping streets of Venice, among the numerous tourist outlets selling carnival masks, murano glass and designer clothes, you might find one or two shops selling well-crafted model book-cases: too big for your average dolls house, but nevertheless covetable. Something you […]