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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

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 … [Read More]

2009 Biennale footnotes

Three Korean-born artists had solo shows at the 2009 Venice Biennale: Haegue Yang in the national pavilion, and Woojung Chun and Atta Kim as collateral events. In LKL’s brief sojourn in Venice, it was not possible to get around all the Korean participants in various group shows, but for the record, they were: 1: Lim … [Read More]

Atta Kim’s melting moments

The Dorsoduro, Venice’s south-western quarter, has a completely different atmosphere from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas around St Mark’s across the Grand Canal. It’s busy around the Peggy Guggenheim museum, but further west, beyond the Campo Santa Margherita, the crowds thin out. Here, alongside a narrow waterway on the Fondamenta del Soccorso … [Read More]

Condensation: Haegue Yang at the Venice Biennale

A press release giving details of the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2009 Condensation: Haegue Yang June 7–November 22, 2009 Korean Pavilion 53rd International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia Commissioner: Eungie Joo In the exhibition “Condensation”, Haegue Yang explores private or hidden spaces that might be considered nebensächlich (marginal or insignificant) but to the … [Read More]

Library: Chun Woojung at the Venice Biennale

Details of one of the Collateral Events at Venice. Text courtesy of curator James Putnam Library Chun Woo-jung (천우정) 53rd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia Collateral Event curated by James Putnam “The universe (which others call the Library)…” Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel The library is a potent metaphor for knowledge … [Read More]

Atta Kim: ON-AIR (Palazzo Zenobio, Venice)

Details of one of the Collateral events at Venice, text courtesy of Arte Communications: AttaKim: ON-AIR: collateral event of the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia Inauguration: 5 June 2009 at 1.00 pm Preview: 4 – 6 June 2009; opening hours 10.00 am – 8.00 pm Open to the public: 7 June … [Read More]