UK Korean Events of the Week: 25th – 31st March
We have yet another roundup of this week’s UK Korean events for you and it’s a good week for art lovers this week with two new exhibitions opening, one in London and one in Glasgow.Two more exhibitions are still open this week in case you haven’t had a chance to catch them yet, although it is the final week for Min Jungyeon’s display at HADA so make sure to go and catch that, and of course the KCC’s display of traditional cosmetics continues on for it’s second last week. For all the details of this week’s events, check out the rest of the article below.
2PM Comeback Trailer @ Piccadilly Circus
Successful K-pop boy group 2PM will be soon making their long awaited comeback after nearly 2 years. To mark the occasion and drum up interest outside of Asia, JYP Entertainment have bought up to highly prized advertisement spots in London’s Piccadilly Circus and New York’s Times Square. The group’s comeback trailer will be played on the giant screen on the roof of Coventry House at (appropriately) 2pm on Monday. The company is asking any fans who catch the trailer to send them their photos and videos via twitter by Friday 29th March. Anyone planning to go and see it?
25th March 2pm /Coventry House, Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus W1 / Click here for details.
Min Jungyeon Solo exhibition @ HADA Contemporary
It’s the final week for Korean artist, Min Jungyeon’s first UK solo exhibition which will showcase some of her most fantastical works. On display at the exhibition is a range of drawing and paintings of the artist’s ‘phantasmagorical realm’. It looks to be a unique display as Min uses he work to create a new universe of her own and you can read more about it on the gallery’s website.
Until 31st March / Opening times 11am-6pm / HADA Contemporary 21 Vyner street London E2 9DG / Click here for details.
Inspired by Nature, the Traditional Cosmetics of Korea @ KCCUK
Less that two weeks left now to catch the Korean Cultural Centre’s exhibition of traditional cosmetics of Korea throughout the ages. The artifacts on display are all on loan from the Coreana Cosmetics Museum which houses over 5000 different objects related to traditional Korean cosmetic culture and range in era from the Three Kingdoms period to the 20th century.If you want a more hands on experience, you can take part about how to make traditional natural cosmetics through public workshop. For more details on the exhibition, make sure to check out this article over at London Korean Links.
Until 6th April / Opening times Mon-Fri 11am-5pm Sat 11am-5pm / KCCUK 1 – 3 Strand London WC2N 5BW / Click here for details.
Sun, Moon and Tree: Chang Sook Lee & Soyeop Kim Ceramic Exhibition @ MOKSPACE
The display of the work of ceramists Chang Sook Lee and Soyeop Kim continues at MOKSPACE this week. The works of both artists explore nature and life in-depth with Chang’s working focussing on ‘the material world of soil and especially its diverse connotations of life’ while Kim takes her inspiration from trees which she describes as “like the life-road towards the sky above”.
Until 7th April / MOKSPACE, 33 Museum Street, London WC1A / Click here for details and to book.
Urban Beethoven @ The Art School, Glasgow
Korean light artist Trent Kim has teamed up with composer Oliver Searle to create an installation piece inspired by ‘the stone bust of Beethoven by James Alexander Ewing, strangely positioned in a quiet residential corner of Glasgow’s Renfrew Street’. The exhibition runs for just 3 days but it’s free so make sure to check it out if you are in the Glasgow area.
26th March 7pm – 29th March 12pm / The Art School, 468 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3LW / Click here for details.
The Tainted @ Gazelli Art House
A new exhibition opens this week featuring work Korean artist Shan Hur alongside Italian artisit Aron Demetz that explores the relationship between nature and man. Hur’s sculptures and installations encourage the viewer to go on a journey of discovery through his work by placing unusual objects (such as collapsed ruins and a cracked column) into an everyday space. The artist aims to make the viewer question their own observations and perceptions and to create a space which fills the mind with curiosity. Demetz’s sculptures have a similar motive but with more focus on both the balance and unbalance between man and nature. The exhibition runs until the 5th of June so you have plenty of time to check it out before it closes.
28th March – 5th June / Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover Street, Mayfair, London / Click here for details.
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