Kang Eemyun at Tina Kim Gallery: Fungalland and the Stranded Mother Whale

London-based artist Kang Eemyun has a solo show at Tina Kim Gallery in New York from 20 September: EEMYUN KANG: Fungalland and the Stranded Mother Whale www.tinakimgallery.com September 20 – October 19, 2013 Opening: Thursday, September 19, 6-8PM Tina Kim Gallery is pleased to present Fungalland and the Stranded Mother Whale, the second solo exhibition […]

OK, you CAN get good food in 32nd Street

When I travel abroad, if I have the opportunity I’ll usually try out the quality of the local Korean restaurants. Often, as when I was in Germany in May, the Korean menus are easier to understand than those in the local restaurants, and I’m always on the look-out for opportunities to initiate colleagues into the […]

Poetry in Clay at the Metropolitan Museum

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 […]

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

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 […]

Suicides soar among NY Koreans

Suicides soar among New York Koreans – more depressing stories for 2009: Money troubles have been the leading force behind the sharp rise, say Korean civic leaders and officials, who are alarmed by the trend. Failure to get into top colleges, perform well at school or climb the economic ladder can cause deep shame and […]