KBEE London (2013)

One of the most prominent exhibits at the Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo at Billingsgate was not a hologram of Psy or an animated cartoon character, but a garden that was a full 22 metres long, dominating the space behind the main stage’s seating area. In an event designed to demonstrate the range of Korean […]

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Expo visit: Crystallise and other media art at KBEE

by Philip Gowman 9 November 2013
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It was a shame that there were only two days to enjoy the product of the huge amount of investment – both financial and in terms of time and effort – that went into the creation of KBEE 2013 and its associated events. The basement of Billingsate is a perfect venue for video art: huge […]

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Expo visit: Korean design and cultural contents at KBEE

by Philip Gowman 9 November 2013
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The Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo which coincided with President Park’s State Visit showcased contemporary Korean media art, K-pop, Korea’s premier garden designer and more. Also featured were key Korean designers: Kim Young-se (김영세) of Innodesign, whose designs reference the sleek black parallel lines of the trigrams in South Korea’s national flag, or the elegant […]

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Expo visit: YG v CJ, and PSY everywhere, at Billingsate

by Philip Gowman 6 November 2013
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Day 1 of the Korea Branding and Entertainment Expo, coinciding with President Park’s State Visit, was very much business-focused, with fashion and contents buyers browsing the many stalls. Day 2 was given over to the visual arts and musical entertainments. Downstairs, in the spectacular vaulted basement, was a huge exhibition of video art, celebrating the […]

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Han Ki-chang to show at KBEE London

by Events Editor 3 November 2013
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At the Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo this week, alongside the group show – Crystallize – curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim of Iskai Art, is a separate exhibition organised by the Korean Artist Project, who are participating in the Expo. The exhibition features work by Han Ki-Chang. According to Blouin Artinfo: Han … is characterized […]

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More details on Crystallize – at KBEE London

by Events Editor 29 October 2013
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ISKAI Contemporary Art has released more information about the exhibition at Old Billingsgate, as part of the Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo: Culture and technology unite Korean and UK artists at world’s largest Hallyu Expo • 4 – 6 November 2013 • Old Billingsgate Building, London, EC3R 6DX • Korean and UK artists collaborate through […]

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2013 Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo celebrates the best of contemporary Korea

by Events Editor 12 October 2013
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I’m struggling to keep up with the things which are being packed in to the three-day extravaganza at Old Billingsgate in the City, which accompanies the State Visit of President Park Geun-hye. KOTRA and KOCCA, with support from KIDP and ARKO, are working around the clock to bring a kaleidoscopic expo featuring some of the […]

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Crystallize: New Media Art Lab Korea & UK

by Events Editor 12 October 2013
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Sharing space with the Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo is an interesting media art show featuring British and Korean artists: Crystallize: New Media Art Lab Korea & UK Crystallize is a 3 day laboratory and exposition of international artists situated in the 1,000m² vault space that lies beneath the trade floor of the Korea Brand […]

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