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
Bae Chan-Hyo’s Existing in Costume and Fairy Tales series are in a current group show at the Quai Branly, Paris. Congratulations. bit.ly/pykj2G
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.
Coverage inspired by the SM Town concert in Paris: BBC’s Lucy Williamson on The dark side of South Korean pop music: “a history of controversy and legal disputes over the way it treats its young artists” Bernie Cho of @DFSB_Kollective in the WSJ about the SM Town event in Paris: You Like Our Music? We […]
A fine Korean restaurant I just discovered in Dusseldorf. And I just converted another work colleague to Korean food. http://twitpic.com/52hgcp #. The Korean family running the restaurant had been in Germany for about 20 years.
There seems to be a close cultural link between France and Korea, which I have always suspected is partly to do the fact that both countries take food very seriously indeed. The popularity of K-pop is a phenomenon very much in train in Asia, but up to now not so obvious in Europe. The upcoming […]
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 […]