London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

A Biennale footnote

As an appendix to my other two posts on Korean involvement in the 2007 Venice Biennale it is worth noting two other London Korean links. Firstly, in an interesting Anglo-Korean-US partnership, London gallery Haunch of Venison and Seoul’s Kukje Gallery (plus New York’s James Cohan Gallery) united to bring video artist Bill Viola’s work Ocean … [Read More]

The Minimalist Fringe: Lee Ufan’s Biennale collateral show

Lee Ufan: Resonance Palazzo Palumbo Fossati Collateral Event in the 52nd Venice Biennale, 10 June – 21 November 2007 The Venice Biennale “Collateral Events” programme (Fringe, to you and me) is crammed with free exhibitions funded by generous sponsors. For example, while Tracy Emin flew the flag for Britain in the official British pavilion, there … [Read More]

Pseudo-scientist inventing reality: a visit to Lee Hyung-koo’s work at the Venice Biennale 2007

Lee Hyungkoo: The Homo Species Korean Pavillion, 52nd Venice Biennale, 10 June – 21 November 2007 In a Biennale dominated by the theme of war, AIDS, destruction and desolation, it was comforting to find some of the country pavillions conforming to national stereotypes. The French pavillion dissected a love letter written by a rather callous … [Read More]

Korea at the Venice Biennale 2007: Lee Hyungkoo — The Homo Species

Details of Korea’s participation in this year’s Biennale: Hyungkoo Lee: The Home Species Korean Pavilion, Venice, 10 June – 21 November 2007 Curator’s Introduction The starting point of curating this exhibition was to reconsider the geopolitical and cultural specificities of the national pavilion system at the Venice Biennale. Since Belgium had its own exclusive exhibition … [Read More]