A round-up of the Korean crafts at Collect 2020

Collect this year moved from the Saatchi Gallery to Somerset House. The move had both advantages and disadvantages. At Saatchi there is greater openness of space and there is the added benefit of the lively environs of Sloane Square for coffee and snacks. Somerset House, on the other hand feels like a bit of a […]

Korean crafts at Collect 2020

COLLECT, the International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design is at Somerset House from 27 February – 1 March, 2020. Tickets available here. Opening times: Thu 27 Feb – 11.00-17.00 | Private View Thu 27 Feb – 18.00-21.00 | Fri 28 Feb – 11.00-18.00 | Sat 29 Feb – 11.00-18.00 | Sun 1 Mar […]

Kimchi and Chips: Halo, at Somerset House

A 20-day installation as part of the Korea / UK year of cultural exchange, 2017-18: Kimchi and Chips: Halo 8 – 27 June 2018 Free, Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, Somerset House In the month of the summer solstice, a major courtyard installation brings the sun down to earth, in a heady alchemy of nature […]

Exhibition news: Sungfeel Yun in Artist Rooms

Nice to see Sungfeel Yun exhibiting in London again: Encounter Contemporary: Artist Rooms Nicolas Feldmeyer | Nika Neelova | Tim Garwood | Sungfeel Yun | Kristian Kragelund 22-30 June 2017 Copeland Gallery | 133 Copeland Road | Peckham | London SE15 3SN Nearest Station: Peckham Rye | 12 mins From Victoria Encounter Contemporary is pleased […]

Event news: Zadie Xa in Block Universe commission

A new commission from Korean Canadian artist Zadie Xa, with a related Artist Talk: Crash, Boom, Hisssssss. Legend of the Liquid Sword — Zadie Xa New commission Thursday, 1 June 2017, 7pm Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Rooms, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, entrance from Lancaster Place Tickets: £10 / £7.50 concessions | Book tickets Commissioned […]

Event news: South Korea at London Design Biennale 2016

The first London Design Biennale opened yesterday at Somerset House with over 30 countries and territories participating. Nations from six continents present newly commissioned works that explore the theme Utopia by Design. South Korea is present with a project which explores the famous 1447 AD painting by An Gyeong, Dream Journey to the Peach Blossom […]

Jackie Choi London at 100% Design and Somerset House

Jackie Choi London, the Korean designers whose “Eye” chair was featured on Graham Norton’s show, are showing new designs at 100% Design 2007 (Earls Court, 20-24 September). The sideboard above was inspired by Lucio Fontana and his “Slash” series of works, (example right). The Choi sisters will also be launching a pewter candelabra (left) in […]