Toilet Project (2004 – ongoing)

Shin Meekyoung’s Toilet Project seems to be getting everywhere. Now at a club just off Regent Street. Meekyoung Shin: Toilet Project sketch, 9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG FROM JULY Hanmi gallery is pleased to present Meekyoung Shin’s ongoing “Toilet Project” at sketch London, which will feature soap “artefact” sculptures that visitors can ‘use’ in the […]

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New phase of Shin Meekyoung project launched at BAFTA

by Philip Gowman 13 April 2014
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On the second evening of the London Book Fair there were no author events. No panel sessions, no “conversations with…” And that was because all the Korean authors, along with interpreters, LTI Korea representatives, British Council, Ministry of Culture folks and sundry hangers-on such as myself, were at BAFTA for a reception. It was at […]

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Here’s where you can wash your hands with a Meekyoung Shin soap sculpture

by Events Editor 22 September 2013
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Meekyoung Shin is re-running her Toilet Project at selected venues across the UK. This iteration is a UK-wide public art programme that sees works displayed in the toilets of 16 galleries and museums in 15 cities across the United Kingdom between July and October 2013. As visitors use them to wash their hands the details […]

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High-rise Korean art at NEO Bankside from Choi and Lager

by Philip Gowman 18 December 2012
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2012 has been a year when Korean art has emerged from the sterile white cube of the gallery to be displayed in real-life spaces. From working offices to inhabited domestic settings, it has been a good year for seeing art in places where you can live with and enjoy it on a daily basis rather […]

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Exhibition visit: Shin Meekyoung – Translation

by Philip Gowman 2 March 2011
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Shin Meekyoung’s current exhibition at the Haunch of Venison must be the largest space yet occupied by a Korean in a London show. The show is a wide ranging survey of her recent work. Her medium is soap, and her sculptures are often in western classical style. She has exhibited her Roman and Greek style […]

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Uncovering Wonderland

by Beccy Kennedy 5 December 2006
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Review of the Asia House exhibition by Beccy Kennedy The multi-storey, multi-story exhibition of contemporary Korean art at Asia House, Through the Looking Glass, provides a multi-faceted Korean art experience, in terms of the media used and the themes approached by the artists. Independent curator, Jiyoon Lee, uses the looking glass as an audience-friendly metaphor […]

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