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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Korean digital media showcase: The Oulim in London

Held at the Saatchi Gallery, The Oulim in London celebrates the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and the UK with a wide array of content, from BTS and BLACKPINK to K-Drama and the latest VR & AI tech. Entry is free, so don’t miss out! Highlights ✨ Explore six sections full of … [Read More]

Korean artists at START Art Fair 2023

StART 2023 at Saatchi Gallery will this year present its signature array of exhibiting artists and galleries from around the globe, highlights include Singapore-based Premium Pages Gallery, sculptor Katya Emelyanova and London-based paper artist Lisa Lloyd. Projects this year include the Korean globetrotter Doowon LEE who has been taking the international art-world by storm with … [Read More]

Korean artists at Focus Art Fair

The awaited comeback of FOCUS Art Fair to London in 2023 promises an innovative blend of technology and traditional art, fostering harmony in the FOCUSPHERE (FOCUS-sphere). Serving as an incubator, FOCUS nurtures a mutual bond by uniting and nurturing young galleries, enabling their seamless integration into the FOCUS community and amplifying their creative expressions and … [Read More]

Korean Artists at StART Art Fair 2022

Stars of K-drama, K-Pop and K-movies show their artistic side at StART art fair, London Now in its 9th year, StART art fair has become known for bringing the work of lesser-known artistic communities to an art collecting public. Held annually at London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery, StART fills all three floors of the gallery with … [Read More]

START Art Fair 2021

START Art Fair will feel a little different this year, for followers of Korean art at least, without the presence of Skipwiths. But with a special project featuring work by K-pop artists, including two members of Winner, there’s still plenty to keep our interest. The works of Winner member Song Min-ho were one of the … [Read More]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have … [Read More]

Gallery: START Art Fair 2020

A few installation views of the Korean artists and galleries displaying work at START Art Fair in the Saatchi Gallery at the end of October: A show-stopping display of Ceviga’s work by Skipwiths – who also introduced a work by Kim Hayoung; Intricate musical sculptures by Eunhyue Shin – constructed in part from broken musical … [Read More]

Korean Eye 2020 comes to Saatchi Gallery

After the trailer exhibition at START Art Fair 2019 and a full-scale exhibition at the Hermitage in St Petersburg, Korean Eye 2020 comes to the Saatchi Gallery, launching the autumn season of Korean cultural events in London. We understand that the exhibition will be slightly expanded towards the end of the month with the incorporation … [Read More]

START Art Fair 2019, including Korean Eye:2020 Teaser

START Art Fair has always had a strong representation of Korean artists and galleries. This year, the representation is even stronger, thanks to a “teaser” exhibition for the 2020 Korean Eye exhibition. START Art Fair, including Korean Eye:2020 teaser exhibition 26-29 September 2019 Saatchi Gallery | Duke of York’s HQ | King’s Rd | Chelsea … [Read More]

Korean Crafts at Collect 2019

I always enjoy visiting Collect – and not just for the Korean exhibitors. Obviously, though, it’s the Korean galleries that attract my attention the most, and it’s good to see the Korean Craft and Design Foundation back for their sixth year. They always present a high quality selection of work; but for me the highlight … [Read More]

Exhibition visit – Collect 2018

For the fifth year, the Korean Craft and Design Foundation put on a splendid show at Collect. As in previous years, the stall showcased a range of crafts – from jewellery and lacquer to ceramics and more – with this year the theme being “Meditative Art”. The dramatic ceramic piece entitled Sea by Lee Eun … [Read More]