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 […]
Last year a Michelin star was awarded to Danji in Hell’s Kitchen; this year Jungsik in Tribeca joins the prestigious club, according to the Chosun Ilbo. Interesting that neither restaurant is in Manhattan’s official K-town centring on 32nd Street. Jungsik is reviewed in the New York Times here.
K-pop supremo Park Jin Young branches out from the Kpop business to open a posh Korean restaurant in Manhattan called Kristalbelli (8 West 36th Street). Must try it next time I’m in NYC. http://bit.ly/HpeMtH
Massive Korean food promotional event at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum, as Han Bok Ryeo, Korea’s official Master Chef of Royal Cuisine, prepared a feast. Memories of London’s 2009 Banqueting House event. Source: New York Times Diners Journal, October 5 2011. Korea’s Master Chef Prepares a Banquet at the Met.
Next time I’m in NYC I’ll be heading over to Hell’s Kitchen for Danji‘s Michelin-starred bulgogi sliders. http://t.co/CcOToF91
Yonhap Feature: A first look at a Seoul chef’s Manhattan offshoot bit.ly/rbyN2D. The new Manhattan Restaurant Jung Sik Dang. “A much better profile than the New York Times” via @subjectobjectverb
Where does Gwyneth Paltrow eat Korean food? HanGawi in Manhattan’s 32nd Street K-town http://bit.ly/p67lTU (#). Nicole Kidman goes there too. Via @CoolstuffKorea
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 […]
Lee Ufan’s current exhibition at the Guggenheim New York is his first major show in the US, and only the third by an Asian at the prestigious space – the previous being by Cai Guo-Qiang (I Want to Believe, 2008) and fellow Korean Paik Nam-june (The Worlds of Nam June Paik, 2000). With three-dimensional installations […]
The opening of Lee Ufan’s “Marking Infinity” at the Guggenheim. Lee tells his audience how he spent three weeks wrestling with the curved interior space of the Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda. http://twitpic.com/5h3ui5
A farewell lunch of noodles at Shanghai Mong in NYC K-town yesterday. Thanks, Insoon. I'll see you in Seoul next year. http://twitpic.com/5gndzp #
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 […]
Strolling back along W 25th St from Tina Kim Gallery I wandered into Able Fine Art and caught the end of Park Dae-cho’s solo exhibition (May 17 – June 21, 2011). Haunting images of children with unsettling visions in their eyes.
Just caught the end of the Rhee Kibong exhibition at Tina Kim Gallery. His foggy 3D tree images look like he’s loosely pressed a miniature tree between sheets of frosted glass. Very calming.
Notice of an upcoming exhibition at Tina Kim Gallery in New York: TINA KIM GALLERY KIBONG RHEE: There is No Place May 13 – June 17 2011 Opening Reception Friday, May 13th 6 – 8 PM Tina Kim Gallery is proud to present Kibong Rhee’s There is No Place in his first solo exhibition in […]
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 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 […]