Arirang poster

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The Korean Artists Association(KAA) UK present its annual showcase at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in July 2015. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Arirang’. We will explore this strong, meaningful theme with a varied exhibition of art pieces, plus performances using a combination of traditional Korean instruments alongside western instruments, making for and exciting fusion of music. We will also be holding a special workshop at the end where you can participate and gain an understanding of the deep meaning of ‘Arirang’.

2015 Opening Reception: Tue 7th July 6pm – 8.30pm
PERFORMANCE: 7pm
RSVP: koreanartuk@gmail.com

EXHIBITION: 7th – 27th July 10am – 6pm (Sat 11am – 5pm, Sun closed)
Admission Free
Venue: Korean Cultural Central Centre UK
Grand buildings 1-3 strand, London WC2N 5BW
(Entrance on Northumberland Ave)
www.kccuk.org.uk

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  • Date: MAY 05 – MAY 09, 2015
  • Opening Reception: TUESDAY, MAY 05 6PM-9PM
  • Venue: FOUR CORNERS, 121 ROMAN ROAD, BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON, E2 0QN
  • Gallery Hours: TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • http://ppluspexhibition.weebly.com
  • Inquiries: imastudio@mail.com

P+P

Ima Studio is pleased to present a group exhibition at Four Corners. The exhibition contains work from an international group of young artists exhibiting and exploring the medium of painting and photography. The exhibit consists of work by artists PARMINDERJIT BHANGOO, DONGMIN HAN, SAMANTHA Y. HUANG, JEEEUN HONG, KATE KIM, JUNG HYUN SUK, JOSHUA LAPENA, SUJEONG PAIK, CRISTINA PRUDENTE, and will also include work by the non-profit social enterprise LENSATIONAL.

P+P is informed by the thought that when the camera was first introduced, photography was considered a new technology to replace the medium of painting. Thus, painters and even the public predicted that photography would lead to the ceasing of the painted form. Contrary to their expectations, painting and photography have developed independently, each assuming unique identities. Photography never eclipsed painting, instead the two forms started to respond to each other. To demonstrate how the boundaries within art blur, this exhibition explores the intersection and overlapping of painting and photography.

Parminderjit Bhangoo’s minimalist work is an intriguing mix of line and intention. They are equal parts literal representations of the subject matter as much as they are puzzles waiting to be explored.

Dongmin Han uses hanji-like photo paper, photo emulsion liquid, and applies brush strokes to create an unusual effect of the end image lying somewhere between photo and painting.

Jeeeun Hong’s work aims to create a personal sanctuary. Inspired by her own search, and using a variety of mediums, she also invites the viewer to find their own sanctuaries.

Samantha Y. Huang’s photographs are performance-based interpretations of paintings that start with the idea of the person being the canvas.

Kate Kim uses fairy tales as her subject matter. In this exhibition she uses the white rabbit as the main focus for exploring a theme of innocence.

Jung Hyun Suk’s photographic work is both about the traditions of a Korean Funeral Ceremony and the beauty of the landscape. He emphasises symbolism and colours to guide narrative.

Joshua Lapena investigates the relationship with space, specifically the relationship we make with neutral/empty space.

SuJeong Paik’s series of paintings ask us to look again at the idea of imperfection, arguing that embracing imperfection is fundamental to our self-satisfaction, and more important than the pursuit of imperfection.

Cristina Prudente uses photography in a non-traditional approach and explores the public communities of the everyday.

For P+P Ima Studio is proud to invite the support, and exhibit the work, of Lensational – a non-profit social enterprise that aims to empower marginalised women in developing regions through participatory photography programmes. This particular project at P+P showcases Hong Kong from the lenses of Indonesian and Filipino domestic helpers. Photography here is used as an analogy to describe the state of mind for these domestic helpers who are in transition. Every time when a shutter is clicked, it signifies uncertainty.

www.jeeeunhong.com

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Yva Jung poster

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Marisol Lee (violin) and MinJung Baek (piano) will be performing two recitals on 20 and 21 April: a lunchtime recital at the 1901 Arts Club in Waterloo, which bills itself as “the most intimate and unique event space in central London”, with the programme repeated the next day (with a bonus item) at the Royal Academy of Music for Marisol Lee’s Advanced Diploma Recital:

The Grand Duo

MINJUNG BAEK piano | MARISOL LEE violin

Monday 20 April 2015

Doors: 12.30pm | Concert: 1.00pm | Tickets £5
1901 Arts Club | 7 Exton Street | Waterloo | London SE1 8UE
www.1901artsclub.com/20-april-2015—the-grand-duo-marisol-lee-and-minjung-baek.html

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Concert: 7:30pm | Tickets £7.50 (concessions £5.50)
David Josefowitz Recital Hall | Royal Academy of Music | Marylebone Road | London NW1 5HT
www.ram.ac.uk/whats-on/event/advanced-diploma-recital-marisol-lee

Programme

Marisol Lee

Marisol Lee

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin in A major, Op.12 No.2 (both recitals)
Schubert: Violin Sonata in A major, D.574 “Grand Duo” (both recitals)
Ysaÿe: Sonata for solo violin, op.27 no.4 (21 April only)
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No.2 in D major, Op.94bis (both recitals)

Pianist MinJung Baek studied at the prestigious Accademia pianistica di Imola in Italy with Leonid Margarius and Mannes college of Music in NYC with Jerome Rose before moving to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama on a full scholarship under the guidance of Ronan O’Hora. Since winning her first competition at the age of five in her native country, South Korea, she has won more than fifty Korean national competitions such as Wol-Eum, Cho-Sun Ilbo, Music Education News (Grand Prize), Eum-ak Chun-chu, Eum-Youn, Han-Kook Ilbo and, later, she also collected an impressive array of top prizes in international competitions, including Skokie Valley in USA, Giuliano Pecar, Ernesto Falla, Concorso Nuovi Orizzonti, Jacque Samuel, Pietro Argento, Rachmaninov and the European Beethoven Gold Medal in London (2012).

Minjung Baek

Minjung Baek

MinJung made her first public recital at the age of eight in Seoul, and her orchestra début aged 10 with Busan Philharmonic Orchestra playing the Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 as the winner of the young artist audition. Since then, sensitive touch, expressive playing and strong charismatic charm have led her to perform extensively throughout in USA (Steinway Hall in NYC, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Mixon Hall in Cleveland, Notre Shore Center for performing Arts), all major theatres in Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Japan, Romania, Spain, Korea and UK and also has been broadcast on KBS, Rai, ITV, PBS, WQXR and the Ukraine national radio.

MinJung has also collaborated with prestigious orchestras around the world and within the UK, has performed recitals in major venues such as Wigmore Hall, Purcell room, Warwick Arts Centre, Benjamin Britten Theatre, Milton Court, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Barbican Hall and at City of London, Dartington Music and Brighton festivals.

In March 2015 she moved back to Seoul to take up a teaching position, which she holds alongside her performing career and is looking forward to giving her début concerts and masterclass in Edinburgh, Bangkok, Malaysia and Moscow in September.

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