Friday Late at the V&A: the final programme

The Korean Friday Late at the V&A promises to be both lively and interesting. Details have been emerging over the last couple of weeks, and their press release at www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/friday-late/ is now final. Below is the text, expanded in places with LKL’s commentary in italics and images from our archives. Friday Late: Korea 30 May […]

Three day Contemporary Korean Art conference at the Courtauld and V&A

It’s good to see Jiyoon Lee back in action in the Korean art world in London: Between Tradition, Modernity and Globalisation Korean Contemporary Art International Conference Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June. The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN Sunday 1 July. The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 […]

Believing is Seeing, at Ffotogallery

News of an upcoming exhibition in Cardiff: Believing is Seeing Byung-Hun Min, Duck Hyun Cho, Hein-Kuhn Oh, Hyun Mi Yoo, Je Baak, Kyungwoo Chun, Seihon Cho 10 November – 17 December 2011 Ffotogallery, Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE Believing is Seeing introduces seven Korean artists who adopt different approaches to contemporary photography or […]

Transreal: My Home Town at Asia House

A notice of the current show at Asia House, featuring two Korean painters. Exhibition Period: 29th September – 17th October 2009 Venue: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish, Street, London W1G 7LP [Map] Reception: 5th October, 6:30PM TransReal: My Home Town is a reaction, and an exploration of this reaction, towards the seemingly increasing acceptance of […]

Good Evening, Ms. Jiyoon Lee!

Matthew Jackson reports from last Thursday’s gallery talk at the KCC I had assumed that the Nam June Paik talk by Jiyoon Lee would take the form of a tour around the gallery itself. The schedule of the evening was fuller than I had expected, and required the setting of the ‘Sejong Room’ on the […]

We look forward to lunchtime

An assessment of “Good Morning, Mr Paik Nam June” Korean Cultural Centre, UK, 1 Feb – 2 Mar, Mon-Fri 9:30 – 5:30 It must be a very attractive prospect to be offered the job of curating a prestigious exhibition at the high-profile launch of a cultural centre. Having a blank canvas to work on certainly […]

The ribbon is cut; the Centre is open

Jennifer Barclay reports from the official opening ceremony of the new Korean Cultural Centre UK. Korea has been ‘setting the pace of popular culture far beyond its boundaries in the last decade,’ noted Mr Andrew Ramsay (left) of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in the opening remarks at the launch of the Korean […]

Feminism and women artists in Korean art

Lecture 5 in Jiyoon Lee’s Art & Society in Modern Korea course. Big caveat: a very simplistic and immature summary, prepared by someone with limited knowledge or understanding of these things, of a very brief lecture covering a huge topic. Treat with extreme caution. Posted here as a “stub” (in Wiki terms) which I might […]

Uncovering Wonderland

Review of the Asia House exhibition by Beccy Kennedy The multi-storey, multi-story exhibition of contemporary Korean art at Asia House, Through the Looking Glass, provides a multi-faceted Korean art experience, in terms of the media used and the themes approached by the artists. Independent curator, Jiyoon Lee, uses the looking glass as an audience-friendly metaphor […]

“Through the Looking Glass” panel discussion at Asia house

Yesterday morning’s panel session gave a priveleged1 insight into the work of some of the artists represented at the stimulating show at Asia House. Chaired by Beth McKillop of the V&A, the discussant panel included Alessio Antoniolli from Gasworks, Hans Ulrich Obrist from The Serpentine, curator Jiyoon Lee and artists Duck-hyun Cho, Yeondoo Jung, Jeong-hwa […]