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Exhibition news: Drifting Terrain, at the KCC

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents Drifting Terrain, an exhibition featuring recent and newly-commissioned works by UK-based artists, Euphrosyne Andrews, Nia Fekri and Seungwon Jung. Both aligning with the UK’s cultural initiatives and celebrating Lewisham’s designation as the 2022 London Borough of Culture, the KCCUK has developed this exhibition in collaboration with Lewisham Arthouse, … [Read More]

KCC exhibition: the Royal Palaces of Joseon

What a relief: we’re back to physical exhibitions again! Royal Palaces of Joseon 8 June – 21 August 2021 @ KCCUK Pre-booking required to enable social distancing From 8 June – 21 August 2021, the Korean Cultural Centre UK presents Royal Palaces of Joseon – an exhibition that introduces the shrines and royal palaces of Korea’s Joseon … [Read More]

Gallery: Jewyo Rhii’s “Love Your Depot”

The 2020 KCC Artist of the Year exhibition featuring Jewyo Rhii was of course a victim of the intermittent Covid lockdown. Even though the exhibition was, at various times that I can no longer remember, theoretically open to the public, there wasn’t much public around in Central London to visit it. I managed to pay … [Read More]

Love Your Depot – LocusX

A series of online talks associated with Jewyo Rhii’s Love Your Depot project at the KCCUK: Love Your Depot 30 November 2020 – 18 January 2021 Accessible at LoveYourDepot⁣.com⁣ Jewyo Rhii’s ‘Love Your Depot’ has collaborated with the Newcastle’s Locus+. With the ongoing instability caused by Covid-19 restrictions what was initially planned to be a … [Read More]

KCC Artist of the Year exhibition: Jewyo Rhii

October is a big month for Korean culture in London as it marks the opening of the KCCUK’s three landmark events in the calendar: the London Korean Film Festival, the K-Music Festival, and now the Artist of the Year exhibition, which will be Love Your Depot, an installation by artist Jewyo Rhii. Love Your Depot … [Read More]

Seoul Unfolded: the KCC’s late summer exhibition

The KCC presents its late summer show, an exhibition developed by the Department of Architecture at the Korea National University of Arts. The exhibition will be available online through Youtube and Instagram. Seoul Unfolded 6 August – 26 September 2020 @KCCUK Check the KCC’s website carefully for booking and social distancing guidance We rethink Seoul, … [Read More]

Rendered Reality: an interview with Joonhong Min and Shinuk Suh

New contributor Federica Ionta meets the artists behind Rendered Reality, the exhibition currently in suspended animation at the KCCUK. Thinking of Korean art, one might recall, for instance, pottery of exquisite quality, such as the iconic moon jars, or beautiful ink paintings. However, not all Korean artists stick to traditional shapes, materials and techniques. Artists … [Read More]

Gallery: Joonhong Min in Rendered Reality

Here are some images of Joonhong Min’s works installed at the KCCUK as part of the Rendered Reality exhibition. (1) The main installation: The Debris from the Future Past (2019). (2) Urban methodology: the monochrome section! (3) The Past is Not Done with You … all showing a meticulous attention to detail combined with an … [Read More]

Gallery: Shinuk Suh in Rendered Reality

Here are some images of Shinuk Suh’s works installed at the KCCUK as part of the Rendered Reality exhibition. (1) The main installation: Man(u)fractured #2, based on his residency at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop: (2) The eye-catching window display. By coincidence, while the exhibition was on, the FT ran a feature on Chinese manufacturing … [Read More]

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: Man(u)fractured Suh Shinuk’s Man(u)fractured has been extended for a week, to 18 January. It’s well worth a … [Read More]