ISKAI Contemporary Art

I didn’t make it to Venice in 2015, so I managed to miss Sleepers in Venice, a group show of Korean artists curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim. Fortunately, she producted a documentary of the whole thing, which you can catch at the London International Filmmaker Festival this month. Be there. Sleepers in Venice Directed & […]

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Exhibition visit: Silent Movies in Q-Park Cavendish Square

by Philip Gowman 17 October 2015
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I popped over to Cavendish Square this afternoon to see the exhibition on Level -3 of the Cavendish Square car park (directly underneath Shin Meekyoung’s gradually eroding equestrian statue of the Duke of Cumberland sculpted out of soap). ISKAI Contemporary Art had curated part of the exhibition, bringing six Korean artists to the space. It’s […]

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Exhibition news: Iskai Art in ‘SILENT MOVIES’

by Events Editor 12 October 2015
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An exhibition in a car park underneath Cavendish Square. Sounds very alternative. But ISKAI has presented interesting work in interesting venues before. Remember the exhibition in the vaults of Old Billingsgate during President Park’s State Visit? SILENT MOVIES Level 3, Q-Park, Cavendish Square London, W16 0PN 16th October – 18th October ISKAI Contemporary Art is […]

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Sleepers in Venice: The Purgatory of Desires – Venice 8 May-7 June

by Events Editor 3 May 2015
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As well as the official Korean participation in this year’s Biennale, and the collateral event from Kukje Gallery, there’s a third exhibition in which ISKAI Contemporary Art presents specially commissioned Korean works inspired by a work of Mark Wallinger. Sleepers in Venice: The Purgatory of Desires Calle del Carbon, San Marco 4179, Venice, Italy / […]

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Expo visit: Crystallise and other media art at KBEE

by Philip Gowman 9 November 2013
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It was a shame that there were only two days to enjoy the product of the huge amount of investment – both financial and in terms of time and effort – that went into the creation of KBEE 2013 and its associated events. The basement of Billingsate is a perfect venue for video art: huge […]

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More details on Crystallize – at KBEE London

by Events Editor 29 October 2013
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ISKAI Contemporary Art has released more information about the exhibition at Old Billingsgate, as part of the Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo: Culture and technology unite Korean and UK artists at world’s largest Hallyu Expo • 4 – 6 November 2013 • Old Billingsgate Building, London, EC3R 6DX • Korean and UK artists collaborate through […]

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Crystallize: New Media Art Lab Korea & UK

by Events Editor 12 October 2013
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Sharing space with the Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo is an interesting media art show featuring British and Korean artists: Crystallize: New Media Art Lab Korea & UK Crystallize is a 3 day laboratory and exposition of international artists situated in the 1,000m² vault space that lies beneath the trade floor of the Korea Brand […]

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A Soldier’s Tale opening pays tribute to the sacrifice of the veterans

by Philip Gowman 15 July 2013
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Three years ago, the KCC hosted a special exhibition commemorating 60 years after the start of the Korean War. 40 Korean artists were invited to submit works inspired by themes related to the war, and these works were then auctioned in aid of British war veterans. This year is 60 years after the Korean War […]

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A Soldier’s Tale at Asia House

by Events Editor 4 July 2013
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Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War, a new exhibition opens next week at Asia House: A Soldier’s Tale Exhibition – 130 Years of Friendship, 60 Years of Memories Presented by ISKAI Contemporary Art, at Asia House 8 – 20 July 2013 10.00-18.00 Mon – Sat A Soldier’s Tale is an […]

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Terra Galaxia: Aerotropolis, Home and Away @ Liverpool Biennial City States 2012

by Events Editor 3 September 2012
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Several Korean artists will be appearing at the Liverpool Biennial in a group show curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim: Terra Galaxia: Aerotropolis, Home and Away Dates: 15 Sept – 25 Nov 2012 Venue: LJMU Copperas Hill Building | Copperas Hill | Liverpool | L3 | 10AM – 6PM Sen Chung Kyungah Ham Seoung Won Won […]

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A private Korean art exhibition at 16 Stafford Terrace

by Events Editor 28 April 2012
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There is a steady stream of Korean art exhibitions at commercial and public galleries, where the work is hung in a sterile, anonymous fashion so that you can focus on the art itself. Now comes something different: art hung in a very private space, where it is nurtured and cared for in a living environment. […]

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The Nomad Artist in a Transnational Era: Korean Contemporary Art on British Soil

by Events Editor 25 June 2011
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Looks like an interesting afternoon coming up at the KCC on Friday afternoon, 1 July. RSVP to koreanart.seminar@gmail.com The Nomad Artist in a Transnational Era: Korean Contemporary Art on British Soil. Ever since the early 1960s when the term ‘globalization’ was coined there have been stormy discussions especially since the early 1990s. By now, the […]

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