HADA Contemporary

According to the notice advertising the exhibition, Shin Meekyoung’s Painting Series questions the values we ascribe to art works: by using expendable material rather than canvas and oils, and by avoiding the depiction of any discernible subject matter, she aims “to question the authority the painting has enjoyed for centuries.” Shin’s soap paintings are meant […]

{ 0 comments }

Shin Meekyoung: Painting Series — at HADA Contemporary

by Events Editor 29 January 2015
Thumbnail image for Shin Meekyoung: Painting Series — at HADA Contemporary

Much of Shin Meekyoung’s newest work last year was presented outside of London rather than in the capital. So it’s good that she’s got a solo show at HADA Contemporary in February and March this year, her first for that gallery. Shin Meekyoung: Painting Series 5 February – 15 April 2015 HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner […]

Read the full article →

Brief exhibition visit: Ham Jin, Somewhere Underneath – at HADA Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 22 December 2014
Thumbnail image for Brief exhibition visit: Ham Jin, Somewhere Underneath – at HADA Contemporary

If you go to the current exhibition at HADA Contemporary, make sure you take a magnifying glass. The grotesque, rather disturbing, sculptures are so tiny that if you’re eyesight isn’t very good they might look like a smudge on the wall. This little fellow, for example, if you were to straighten his hair, would be […]

Read the full article →

Ham Jin: Somewhere Underneath, at HADA Contemporary

by Events Editor 4 December 2014
Thumbnail image for Ham Jin: Somewhere Underneath, at HADA Contemporary

News of HADA Contemporary’s winter show, which takes us through into the New Year. Ham Jin: Somewhere Underneath HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner Street | London E2 9DG | www.hadacontemporary.com 4 December 2014 – 31 January 2015 Wed – Fri: 11am – 6pm | Sat – Sun: 11am – 4pm | Closed 22 Dec 2014 […]

Read the full article →

Chun Kyungwoo: Portraits, at HADA Contemporary

by Events Editor 29 September 2014
Thumbnail image for Chun Kyungwoo: Portraits, at HADA Contemporary

News of HADA Contemporary’s first show of the Autumn: Chun Kyungwoo: Portraits 2 October – 30 November 2014 HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner Street | London | E2 9DG | www.hadacontemporary.com Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm | Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm Embracing the contemporary resistance against the traditional notion of photography – […]

Read the full article →

Je Baak: Ritual – Media – Karma, at HADA Contemporary

by Events Editor 3 August 2014
Thumbnail image for Je Baak: Ritual – Media – Karma, at HADA Contemporary

News of HADA Contemporary’s late summer show: Je Baak: Ritua – Media – Karma 14 August – 26 September 2014 HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner Street | London | E2 9DG | www.hadacontemporary.com Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm | Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm HADA Contemporary is delighted to present the second solo […]

Read the full article →

Exhibition visit: Lee Jae-hyo — Grass Flower, at HADA Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 13 June 2014
Thumbnail image for Exhibition visit: Lee Jae-hyo — Grass Flower, at HADA Contemporary

“I want to make a work that does not require words… I think the greatest difference in the western and the eastern culture is the necessity for words. The key characteristic of the western visual culture is the debate, argument and attestation and to unravel the meaning carefully hidden behind the work. On the contrary, […]

Read the full article →

Ahn Jinkyun: Three Faces, Two Places, One Device, at HADA Contemporary

by Events Editor 24 May 2014
Thumbnail image for Ahn Jinkyun: Three Faces, Two Places, One Device, at HADA Contemporary

Details of HADA’s exhibition for June and July: Ahn Jinkyun: Three Faces, Two Places, One Device 5 June – 31 July 2014 HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner Street | London | E2 9DG | www.hadacontemporary.com Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm | Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm HADA Contemporary is delighted to present a […]

Read the full article →

Lee Jaehyo: Grass Flower — at HADA Contemporary

by Events Editor 24 April 2014
Thumbnail image for Lee Jaehyo: Grass Flower — at HADA Contemporary

Once again, HADA Contemporary presents a familiar artist doing things you might not have seen before. Lee Jaehyo has shown his wooden sculptures and works featuring countless bent nails several times in London. But this is the first time I’ll have seen his work using stone. Lee Jaehyo: Grass Flower HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner […]

Read the full article →

Exhibition visit: Park Seungmo — Absence, at HADA Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 13 April 2014
Thumbnail image for Exhibition visit: Park Seungmo — Absence, at HADA Contemporary

Maybe at LKL we’ve been over-focussing on Korean Literature this past week, so this weekend I paid a belated visit to HADA Contemporary to catch their exhibition of Park Seungmo’s latest work. I managed to miss his show last year, and it was Shin Eunjeong who reviewed his 2012 solo show for this site, so […]

Read the full article →

Park Seungmo – solo show at HADA Contemporary

by Events Editor 30 March 2014
Thumbnail image for Park Seungmo – solo show at HADA Contemporary

A new direction for Park Seungmo: very different work in a solo exhibition at HADA Contemporary. Park Seungmo: Solo exhibition 3 – 27 APRIL 2014 HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner Street | London | E2 9DG | www.hadacontemporary.com Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm | Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm HADA Contemporary is pleased […]

Read the full article →

A belated tour of March’s First Thursday openings

by Philip Gowman 14 March 2014
Thumbnail image for A belated tour of March’s First Thursday openings

It was always going to be difficult to get round the three openings last Thursday: Bethnal Green, Bloomsbury and Mayfair are not easy to squeeze in on the way home after work. And as it happened I got to none of them, instead entertaining an overseas work colleague at the Old Justice, which I think […]

Read the full article →

A brief tour of the Korean galleries at Art 14

by Philip Gowman 5 March 2014
Thumbnail image for A brief tour of the Korean galleries at Art 14

Korean artists and galleries put on a good show at Art14, and got plenty of attention from the press. Time Out spotted (they were hard to miss) Choi Jeong-hwa’s huge collection of colourful pieces which looked like giant hubble-bubbles, installed at Hong Kong’s Pearl Lam Galleries. Also recommended in the same article was 43 Inverness […]

Read the full article →

Chung Heeseung: Inadequate Metaphors, at HADA Contemporary

by Events Editor 20 February 2014
Thumbnail image for Chung Heeseung: Inadequate Metaphors, at HADA Contemporary

The next show coming up at HADA Contemporary: Chung Heeseung: Inadequate Metaphors 6 – 30 March 2014 HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner Street | London | E2 9DG Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm | Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm www.hadacontemporary.com HADA Contemporary is delighted to present first UK solo exhibition by Chung Heeseung […]

Read the full article →

Je Baak & Ahn Jinkyun at HADA Contemporary

by Events Editor 2 February 2014
Thumbnail image for Je Baak & Ahn Jinkyun at HADA Contemporary

Notice of HADA Contemporary’s next exhibition: Je Baak & Ahn Jinkyun 6 – 23 FEBRUARY 2014 OPENING – THURSDAY | 6 FEBRUARY 2014 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner Street | London | E2 9DG | www.hadacontemporary.com Wed – Fri 11am – 6pm | Sat – Sun 11am – 4pm HADA […]

Read the full article →

Art14 London announces participating galleries

by Philip Gowman 4 December 2013
Thumbnail image for Art14 London announces participating galleries

Art13 London, held at the beginning of March this year, was a feast of contemporary art which needed at least half a day to enjoy the Korean artists alone, forgetting about everything else. Looking forward to next year, Art14 has announced the participating galleries for the second incarnation of London’s latest art fair. Here are […]

Read the full article →

HADA’s seasonal group show: Homo Utopicus

by Events Editor 26 November 2013
Thumbnail image for HADA’s seasonal group show: Homo Utopicus

HADA Contemporary takes us into the festive season with a celebratory group show featuring works by Min Jungyeon, Jeong Yunkyung, Kim Younghun, Han Jisoc, Park Seungmo and Kim Jiseon. Homo Utopicus Group Exhibition 5 December 2013 – 31 January 2014 www.hadacontemporary.com, 21 VYNER STREET | LONDON | E2 9DG Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm, […]

Read the full article →