Leeum Gallery

This summer’s exhibition at the KCC marks 130 of relations between the UK and the Korean peninsula. And it is because of those relations, and also because of the good relations built up between the KCC and the British Museum over the years, that the exhibition happened at all. The centrepiece of the exhibition is […]

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2012 Travel Diary 2: Suh Do-ho “Home within Home” at the Leeum

by Philip Gowman 27 April 2012
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Seoul, Saturday 24 March 2012. The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, a short walk from Hangangjin subway station (Line 6), is currently hosting what is claimed to be their first ever solo show there by a living Korean artist. Suh Do-ho has been a prominent international artist for over 10 years – since appearing for […]

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Leeum’s Suh Do-ho solo show in Wall Street Journal

by Philip Gowman 25 April 2012
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Brief review of Suh Do-ho’s solo show at the Leeum, Home within Home, on the Wall Street Journal. Good collection of pictures too. http://on.wsj.com/I5QhNd. Read LKL’s own review here. Keywords: Artists: Suh Do-ho (서도호) Organisations and venues: Leeum Gallery

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Poetry in Clay at the Metropolitan Museum

by Philip Gowman 19 June 2011
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Poetry in Clay, the exhibition of Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum Museum currently at the Metropolitan Museum is seriously worth a visit, with some beautiful pots. Interesting that they also juxtapose a couple of 20th century paintings. Kim Whanki’s dot paintings really do look like the dot decoration on one of the pots # Curator […]

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2011 Travel Diary day 2 (cont): Korean Rhapsody

by Philip Gowman 1 May 2011
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Seoul, Sunday 1 May 2011. The Leeum Gallery founded by the Samsung family is always a reliable place to visit in Seoul. Even if there is not an interesting special exhibition on they have a fantastic permanent collection containing some wonderful celadon and buncheong ceramics, as well as Joseon dynasty paintings, calligraphy and  Buddhist art. […]

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Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum Collection on view at Metropolitan Museum

by Events Editor 6 April 2011
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News of an important temporary exhibition at the Met in New York. For the duration of the exhibition, the museum’s permanent display of Korean artefacts will be in storage. Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art April 7 – August 14, 2011 A special loan exhibition focusing on the dynamic […]

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The Leeum Art Gallery, Seoul

by Philip Gowman 11 February 2007
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A brief walk from Hangangjin subway stop (line 6) near Itaewon is the Leeum Gallery, set up by Samsung. No expense has been spared on the building itself, with prestigious foreign architects engaged to build it, and an impressive collection of artworks. The building itself is very spacious, and has three main sections. Older artworks […]

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