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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Speed Date with Korean Artists

An interesting upcoming event at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Given LKL’s talk on this subject back in 2009, this is an event we wholeheartedly support. Speed Date with Korean Artists in the context of THE SHOW MUST GO ON 27 September 2012, 5pm – 7pm Venue: Lecture Theater | Chelsea College of Art … [Read More]

Fun with Silla dynasty art at the London Art Fair

There was a distinctly Silla dynasty feeling to two of the stalls at the London Art Fair in January. Hur Shan’s trademark installations play with the concept of buildings in mid-construction or mid-demolition. Structural pillars are broken in two, revealing their reinforcing steel rods, and we wonder how the building remains standing. Rubble is piled … [Read More]

Korean artists at the 2011 London Art Fair

The annual London Art Fair kicks off tonight in Islington, and as usual you won’t have to look far to find Korean artists represented there. First up, I-MYU, who have been presenting young Korean artists to a London audience since 2007, will be showing the work of Shan Hur. “When I see construction sites in … [Read More]

Ho-ryon Lee at I-MYU Projects

A quick, one-week show by Ho-ryon Lee at I-MYU Projects space in Dover Street, 10 – 16 October 2010: I-MYU Projects presents Overlapping Images, an exhibition of new works by Korean artist, Ho-ryon Lee. An image overlaps another as if it is slowly moving by the inventive use of oil paints, which delivers dreamy and … [Read More]

“Ways of Seeing” gallery talk at I-MYU

Some of the Korean artists participating in the group exhibition “Ways of Seeing” at I-MYU will be talking about their work at a gallery talk in the gallery on Thursday evening, 4 February at 7pm. This is part of I-MYU’s regular programme of talks about contemporary art. Admission free. Well worth a visit. I-MYU is … [Read More]

Ways of Seeing at I-MYU

I-MYU’s 2010 exhibition season starts with a two-parter curated by Gunwoo Shin, who is also one of the participating artists. Ways of Seeing Part I: Opening reception : 7th January 2010 6-8pm 7 – 27 January 2010 Heena Kim | Jihye Park | Jung-Ouk Hong | Soonhak Kwon | Tina Hage Part II: Opening reception … [Read More]

Of Origin and Future II

Beccy Kennedy introduces I-MYU’s exhibition for Asian Art in London week Venue: Alon Zakaim Fine Art 30 Cork street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3NG Time: 29th October to 7 November 2009 Late night opening: 2nd of November 6-9pm The Future of Originality The movement which came to be known as postmodernism drew our attention to the … [Read More]

Double Encounter at I-MYU

News of the upcoming exhibition at I-MYU. Double Encounter 3 September – 3 October 2009 I-MYU PROJECTS presents DOUBLE ENCONTER, a new large-scale work by Korean artist Hong Young In in her first major London solo show. To accompany the exhibition Hong launches her latest book: Where is Plin? A group of figures hover ghost-like, … [Read More]

Kim Ayoung: Ephemera at I-MYU

Notice of I-MYU’s current show, featuring one of LKL’s favourite photographer-artists: Ayoung Kim: Ephemera 24 July – 15 August 2009 Returning to the Scene of the Crime Review by Lucy Soutter (2008) Weegee was the first photographic ambulance chaser, the first to get his hands on a police radio and follow its calls through the … [Read More]

Guerrilla artists take on the establishment

In the north-east extremities of the City, on the fringes of bohemian Hoxton, is I-MYU, a small gallery on the first floor of a shared block. You need to ring the doorbell to gain admittance. Since its opening nearly two years ago, I-MYU has been championing the cause of Korean artists. Im Jeongae and Yu … [Read More]

Korean Old Pop at I-MYU

Notice of I-MYU’s latest exhibition, which is well worth a visit. Korean Old Pop 26 June 2009 ~ 18 July 2009 I-MYU Projects | 23 Charlotte Road | London EC2A 3PB Curator: Min Byung Jic Artists: Kim Ki Yong | Kang Young Min | The Jack Sponsors: Art Council Korea | Art space Hue This … [Read More]

Jin Kim solo show at I-MYU

Notice of I-MYU’s latest show: N_either 23 April – 16 May Jin Kim’s solo exhibition ‘N_either’ explores the infinite notions of disparity and not belonging. In his series of oil paintings we see the artist illustrating the issue of marginality as an effect of cultural adjustment with a strong painterly skill. Kim, a young Korean … [Read More]

Landslide at I-MYU

Notice of I-MYU’s upcoming group show: Landslide Gordon Cheung | Masakatsu Kondo | Sea Hyun Lee 19 November – 20 December I-MYU PROJECTS is pleased to present LANDSLIDE, a group show that brings together the work of artists, Gordon Cheung, Masakatsu Kondo and Sea Hyun Lee, who working internationally each have strong links to Eastern … [Read More]