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It’s not often you go to an art event where, in retrospect, you might have expected an 18+ rating on the door. The only other time I seen a performance as risqué as Geunhyung Jeong’s at an art institution was when I allowed myself to be dragged along to an event at the ICA at […]

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Exhibition / performance: Geumhyung Jeong in Tate Modern Tanks

by Events Editor 11 September 2017
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In conjunction with her solo show at Delfina Foundation, Geumhyung Jeong also presents her work in the Tate Modern Tanks, including two ticketed performances: Tate Live: Geumhyung Jeong 2–8 October 2017 The Tanks | Tate Modern | Bankside | London SE1 9TG Ticketed performances: 3 October at 17.30 and 5 October at 19.00. Book on […]

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Review: Embeddedness — The past, present and future of Korean experimental film

by Philip Gowman 14 March 2016
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The series of three screenings of short experimental films at the Tate in September 2015 was a fascinating insight into an artform that is hardly mainstream. To someone not used to sitting in darkened rooms watching 16mm creations the experience was sometimes confusing, sometimes rewarding, but never less than interesting. And what brought the whole […]

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Kim Kulim in London: 4’33” and the meaning of 1/24”

by Philip Gowman 14 March 2016
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One of the highlights of the two-day focus on Korean artist films at Tate Modern was the opportunity to meet veteran avant-garde artist Kim Kulim. Kim was a leading experimental artist who first achieved prominence in the 1960s, exploring new frontiers such as performance, mail art and land art as well as experimental film. “I do […]

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Im Heung-soon: Jeju Prayer, Symptom and Sign

by Philip Gowman 13 March 2016
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The most substantial work in the final session of experimental film screenings at the Tate in September 2015 was Im Heung-soon’s Sung Si (숭 시 – Jeju Symptom and Sign. 2011, HD Video, colour, sound, 24mins), a work which obliquely addresses the 4:3 incident and the Gangjeong naval base. The piece has been made into […]

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Video: Living Statue “Comfort Women” protest outside Tate Modern

by Philip Gowman 6 March 2016
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Braving the cold and rain, the living statue demonstration proceeded yesterday in front of Tate Modern. LKL arrived too late to take any photos, but above is one of the official photos and, below, a video of the protest. Links: justice4comfortwomenuk.wordpress.com Keywords: Organisations and venues: Tate Other tags: Comfort Women | Protest

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Hyundai Motor celebrates 10 years in UK with London photo mosaic

by Philip Gowman 15 October 2015
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To celebrate its 10th anniversary in the UK, Hyundai are sending their latest hydrogen fuel cell car in a journey to map The Knowledge in partnership with Ordnance Survey. On the way they are taking photos which will be combined together into a time-lapse video and a giant mosaic. Today’s Evening Standard has more details. […]

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Embeddedness: synopses of the films shown

by Philip Gowman 29 September 2015
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The following is the text from the programme for the series of three screenings of Korean artists’ films which took place at Tate Modern’s Starr Auditorium, 18-19 September 2015. Embeddednes: Artist Films and Videos from Korea, 1960s to Now 18 — 19 September 2015 Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium £5 / £4 per screening The first […]

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Event update: Embeddedness — Korean artist films at Tate Modern

by Events Editor 14 September 2015
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Tate Modern have now released the detailed programme for the short film screenings this weekend. The whole event looks tremendously exciting, with two of the artists present for Q&A after the screenings. We’ve updated our original event notice with all the details, and I’ve just bought my tickets (turning down a Q&A with Bae Doona […]

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Embeddedness: Artist Films and Videos from Korea 1960s to Now

by Events Editor 23 August 2015
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An interesting collaboration between the KCC, Tate Modern and EXiS (the 10th Experimental Film And Video Festival In Seoul 2015) brings you a collection of Korean artist videos in a series of three two-hour screenings. Embeddedness: Artist Films and Videos from Korea 1960s to Now Tate Modern Friday 18 – Saturday 19 September 2015 Adult […]

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A day of art, documentary and music, all for free

by Philip Gowman 12 March 2015
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It always amazes me how much is on offer for free in London. I was determined to get to at least one of Joo Yeon Sir’s (free) Beethoven recitals at the Royal College of Music – but at 6pm, they are inconveniently early in the evening for someone working at Canary Wharf. So I booked […]

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Hyundai to support Tate Modern commissions and acquisitions

by Philip Gowman 22 January 2014
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When you think of Korean arts sponsorship in the UK perhaps you think of Samsung (you can normally bet that a Korean video art show has some Samsung assistance) and Asiana (who support a lot of the KCC’s activities, particularly when it comes to travel). But now, don’t forget Hyundai. They already have a 10-year […]

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Exhibition Visit: Sung Hwan Kim – Temper Clay in Tate Modern Tanks

by Philip Gowman 8 September 2012
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So far I’ve probably spent seven hours over the course of five visits trying to figure out the massive installation in the Tate Modern by 37 year old Sung Hwan Kim (김성환). I haven’t succeeded yet, and indeed I’m not at all sure it’s possible fully to resolve the into a coherent whole the many […]

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Haegue Yang: Dress Vehicles, in Tate Modern Tanks

by Events Editor 30 August 2012
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For a few days Haegue Yang will be appearing in the performance space of the Tate Modern Tanks. Sung Hwan Kim’s installation continues until the end of October. Haegue Yang: Dress Vehicles The Tanks at Tate Modern: Exhibition 11 September – 16 September 2012 Timed choreographed performances to be announced Part of the series The […]

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Exhibition news: Sung Hwan Kim in the Tate Modern Tanks

by Events Editor 19 July 2012
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Tate Modern, one of London’s most popular visitor attractions, has expanded its exhibition space by opening up some giant underground tanks which used to store oil when the building was still Bankside Power Station. ‘These underground chambers are simply extraordinary spaces,’ says the Guardian newspaper. To celebrate their opening, the Tate commissioned a new work […]

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A Roundtable on ROUNDTABLE: Gwangju Biennale

by Events Editor 3 June 2012
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Notice of an interesting event coming up at Tate Modern, marking the 2012 Gwangju Biennale, which runs from 7 September to 11 November this year. A Roundtable on ROUNDTABLE: Gwangju Biennale Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium Wednesday 6 June 2012, 18.30 – 20.00 £15, concessions available ROUNDTABLE: The 9th Gwangju Biennale, described as an open-ended series […]

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Tate acquires Suh Do-ho Staircase

by Philip Gowman 31 October 2011
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Tate Modern has acquired a work by Suh Do-ho, a version of which was shown at the Hayward Gallery’s exhibition Psycho Buildings in 2008. This version was tailor-made to fit in a specific room in the Tate. Details below are from the Tate’s 2010-2011 Annual Report available as a pdf download from the Tate’s website […]

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