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Jukhee Kwon’s paper wonders
Oct18

Jukhee Kwon’s paper wonders

October Gallery presents an exhibition of new works by Jukhee Kwon, her first solo show at the gallery, 5 December 2013  – 1 February 2014. Born in South Korea, Kwon studied Fine Art at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, before continuing to achieve an MA from Camberwell College of Arts, London.  She has exhibited across Europe, first showing with October Gallery last spring.  She now lives and works in Italy. Kwon creates captivating...

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Hanmi Gallery: Getting there, slowly but surely

As it prepares for a formal launch next year, London’s up-and-coming Hani Gallery isn’t waiting for the painful processes of planning permissions, renovations and plastering to get in its way. The gallery’s ever optimistic and energetic director Heashin Kwak mounted a new show, the 25th so far, to present new work under an apt title, Breathing Space. Although Heashin Kwak has shown several Korean artists in past...

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Eun Sook Choi’s playful spaces
Oct10

Eun Sook Choi’s playful spaces

Eun Sook Choi presents new work with a dash of conceptual content in an exhibition (8-20 October 2013) entitled The Space in Between.   At first glance Choi’s work at London’s Mokspace Gallery comes across as slapdash experimentalism, where the viewer hoping to receive something faintly predictable or within the frame of certain expectations is treated to something else, somewhat if not entirely different. This, however,...

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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha 1951-1982: A Portrait in Fragments

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha 1951-82: A Portrait in Fragments at the London Korean Cultural Centre gallery is a tribute to the artist who was murdered in New York in 1982. A portrait in fragment is an open-ended study of works by one of the most significant Korean multimedia artists, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. During the 1970s Cha studied in California, but in 1982 Cha’s life was cruelly cut short, when she was murdered in New York, aged just...

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Lineage: Bongsu Park and Jae-Bum Myoung

Park Bong-Su and Myoung Jae-Bum will show their work exploring line and form in an exhibition 4-6 October 2013 at Barbican Arts Group Trust, London. The Korean artists share a fascination for the meeting of line and form and this joint exhibition is an exploration of line as symbol. London-based Park Bongsu follows life lines that come from and merge into ovoid shapes.  She seeks to follow a course of embryonic growth from seed to...

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Art history on a slippery soap
Aug20

Art history on a slippery soap

Meekyoung Shin’s extraordinary works in soap reappear in a new selling exhibition 26 September-8 November 2013 at London’s Sumarria Lunn Gallery, writes SAJID RIZVI. Seen earlier at the London Korean Cultural Centre (KCCUK) and other venues, Shin’s representations of antique Chinese vases — and some famous European sculptures — reference an important if rather embarrassing phase in art history, when...

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