UK Korean Events of the Week: 15th – 21st April

Image: An example of Minhwa by artist Jackie Kim

The KCC starts it’s 10 week programme of free lessons for those want to learn how to play the traditional Korean instrument, the gayageum or learn the traditional folk painting style, Minhwa. Unfortunately all the places on both courses are booked but there are plenty of other Korea-related exhibitions going on if you are looking for something to do. Keep reading for details.

Inspired by Nature, the Traditional Cosmetics of Korea @ KCCUK

It’s had a long run and was even extended for two weeks but the Korean Cultural Centre’s exhibition of Korean cosmetics through the ages is finally coming to an end this week 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. If you want to check out this exhibition, this really is your last opportunity to do so. So make sure you get down there!

Until 20th April / Opening times Mon-Fri 11am-5pm Sat 11am-5pm / KCCUK 1 – 3 Strand London WC2N 5BW / Click here for details.

The Tainted @ Gazelli Art House

This exhibition of Korean artist Shan Hur and Italian artist Aron Demetz’s work focusses on exploring the complexity of  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. There is slightly less than two month to catch this exhibition before it closes on the 5th of June.

Until 5th June / Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover Street, Mayfair, London / Click here for details.

‘Postmodern Times’ Gwon Osaeg exibition @ HADA Contemporary

There is still over a month to catch Gwon Osaeng’s display at HADA Contemporary. The exhibition showcases the artist’s three series: Deodorant Type, The Flat and The Sculpture which exam the futile and fleeting nature of modern life. Gwon plays with combining 2 and 3 dimensions in his artwork to push the boundaries of tradition concepts of sculpture and create a detached representation of modern life. The exhibition runs until the end of may so there is plenty of time to catch it. If you want to read more about the different series head over to London Korean Links.

Until 31st May / Opening times: 11am-6pm / HADA Contemporary 21 Vyner street London E2 9DG / Click here for details.

Breeze: Hyun Jeung, Katsutoshi Yuasa and Phil Greenwood Exhibition @ MOKSPACE

Mokspace continues its latest display of prints from Hyun Jeung, Kasutoshi Yuasa and Phil Greenwood this week. The works of the three internationally-acclaimed print makers, which cover a wide range of themes and subject matters from lost youth to beautiful landscapes and each is created using each print-makers own unique processes and styles. The exhibition runs until the end of April so you have a few weeks to see it before it closes. Click the link below to read more about each artist.

Until  28th April / MOKSPACE, 33 Museum Street, London WC1A / Click here for details and to book.

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