Moon jar

With Kang Ik-joong’s specially commissioned work floating prominently on the river outside Tate Modern, Robilant and Voena have chosen an opportune time to exhibit a collection of his moon jar paintings. Also on show is Things I Know (2010) an installation of 500 small moon jars arranged in a circle. He may have been pulling […]

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Exhibition news: Kang Ik-joong — Moon Jar, at Robilant+Voena

by Events Editor 2 September 2016
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Coinciding with his installation on the Thames, an exhibition in Dover Street: Ik-Joong Kang – The Moon Jar 6 – 23 September 2016 Robilant+Voena | 38 Dover Street | London W1S 4NL The sky is blue before the full moon night and it wears the bright new dress on the morning of New Year’s Day. […]

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Moon Jar exhibition celebrates the beauty of imperfection

by Philip Gowman 12 August 2013
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This summer’s exhibition at the KCC marks 130 of relations between the UK and the Korean peninsula. And it is because of those relations, and also because of the good relations built up between the KCC and the British Museum over the years, that the exhibition happened at all. The centrepiece of the exhibition is […]

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Recommended: Folktales about the moon — storytelling sessions at the KCC

by Events Editor 27 July 2013
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If you haven’t sat in on one of Sef Townsend’s storytelling sessions before, now’s your chance. If you’re free on Monday, you’re in for a treat. Part of a series of events linked to the current Moon Jar exhibition at the KCC. Folktales about the moon Monday 29 July 2013, 11:00 or 15:00 at the […]

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Symposium: Joining Hemispheres, at the KCC

by Events Editor 19 July 2013
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The title of this Monday’s seminar plays on the construction method of the Moon Jar. I wish I could make it. It looks like an interesting afternoon. As usual, pre-booking via info@kccuk.org.uk is required. Symposium: Joining Hemispheres 2pm Monday 22nd July KCCUK Multi-purpose Hall This will be a day of exchange, interaction, new perspectives and […]

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Treasures of Korean Ceramics from the National Museum of Korea

by Events Editor 11 July 2013
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Another interesting lecture to accompany the KCC’s current Moon Jar exhibition: Treasures of Korean Ceramics from the National Museum of Korea A lecture by Heena Youn Monday 15 July 6:30pm – 8:00pm KCCUK multi-purpose hall This lecture explores the history of Korean ceramics through selected masterpieces from the National Museum of Korea, Seoul. The National […]

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The Pots that gave me Joy – the first of several talks related to the KCC’s Moon Jar exhibition

by Events Editor 29 June 2013
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To go with their current exhibition – Moon Jar – Contemporary Translations in Britain – the KCC has a range of gallery talks and events. Last Monday was an informal gallery tour, and on 1 July is the first formal talk: The Pots that gave me joy Bernard Leach’s personal collection by Prof. Simon Olding […]

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Moon Jar – Contemporary Translations in Britain

by Events Editor 31 May 2013
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News of the upcoming exhibition at the KCC, whose centrepiece is the Moon Jar that Bernard Leach bought on a visit to Korea in 1935, on loan from the British Museum for the occasion. On a related note, if you happen to be in Seoul in the next couple of months, this exhibition exploring the […]

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2010 Travel Diary #3: Moon Vases and Kim Gun Mo

by Philip Gowman 25 May 2010
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Friday 30 April 2010. As usual, my arrival through Incheon Airport is swift and stress-free. Morgan, my interpreter, is there to meet me, my rental phone is ready for pickup at the SK Telecom desk, plus this time I have the added luxury of a driver (though the hotel limo-bus I usually take is also […]

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Royal Ancestors – the tweets

by Philip Gowman 9 May 2010
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8 March: Just heard some good news. Time to start planning a trip to Seoul in early May # 13 April: Really looking forward to my Korea trip later this month. Jongmyo rituals in Seoul and springtime herbs in Sancheong, Gyeongsannamdo. Perfect. Provided the volcanic ash lets up.# 18 April: Will the 30 April Indieful […]

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Koreans sparkle at the Goldsmiths Fair

by Philip Gowman 15 October 2009
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The Goldsmith’s Fair is an annual show of some of the best designers and craftspeople in the jewellery and metalwork business, in the livery hall of the City of London’s oldest established guild. Every year, with around 80 stalls to choose from, there is a stunning range of items to view, many of which are […]

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Goldsmiths Fair, week 1

by Philip Gowman 1 October 2009
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At the Goldsmiths Fair. William Sang-hyeob Lee’s silver moon vases are stunning. #. No images of his moon vase, but here’s some of his other work. Keywords: Event tags: Goldsmiths Fair Other tags: Moon jar

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Another Park Soo-keun under the hammer

by Philip Gowman 16 September 2009
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It seems to be a quite frequent event nowadays: a work by one of Korea’s most popular and most expensive modern artists comes up for sale in a US saleroom. And so it is that another Park Soo-keun comes under the hammer at Christie’s New York tomorrow, with an estimated price tag of up to […]

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Korean Artists in London Art Fair 2009

by Philip Gowman 14 January 2009
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A feature on the six Korean artists included in the 2009 London Art Fair: Lee Jae-hyo, Park Seung-mo, Anna Hyun-sook Paik, Bae Chan-hyo, Lee Sea-hyun and Park Hyung-geun

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A visit to the Whanki Museum (환기 미술관)

by Philip Gowman 23 February 2008
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The Korea Tourist Office website advises us that Kim Hwan-gi (1913-1974) (known internationally as Kim Whanki — and he signs his paintings just plain “Whanki”) “was Korea’s top artist of modernism”. It is therefore frustrating that when you go into the Tourist Information Offices in Insadong no-one has heard of him, still less of the […]

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Shades of Shamanism

by Peter Corbishley 14 October 2007
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Peter Corbishley‘s sketch of the BM’s Chuseok festivities. Times change. The small but significant Korean Collection at the British Museum includes a Moon Jar which so inspired the English potter Bernard Leech. But the drum beat of Shamanistic trance was not perhaps what Dr Sloane or the Smirke family had in mind for the front […]

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Chuseok at the BM — part sprint, part marathon

by Philip Gowman 26 September 2007
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It is a commonplace observation that Korea is caught between two larger neighbours. Similarly, in marketing terms, the Korean events at the British Museum last Saturday were dwarfed by the blitzkrieg advertising for the Chinese “First Emperor” and the Japanese modern design exhibitions, both also at the British Museum at the same time. But although […]

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