i-kid badgeThe Korean Artists Association UK (KAA) presents its annual exhibition and performance at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in January 2017. The title of the exhibition and performance is ‘I, Kid 우리어릴적’. The exhibition and performance of ‘I, Kid’ displays the artists’ reflection of nostalgic memories of their childhood and a glimpse of who they are now. Their stories tell something personal and Korean, yet universal for us to share.

The exhibition presents 10 exciting new artworks by 18 Korean artists, including 7 guest artists. The display forms and media of the artworks vary greatly from traditional painting to cutting-edge virtual reality. On the opening day of the exhibition, 10 talented performing artists, including 3 guest performers, will present reflective works on their childhood.

The exhibition and performance are generously sponsored by Korean Cultural Centre UK and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.

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Han Collection announces the following upcoming exhibition:

Kitty Jun-Im: Connected Moment

Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | 020 7637 8880 | www.hancollection.co.uk
21-29 October 2016

Connected Moment poster

We are very much looking forward to our eagerly anticipated exhibtion of new paintings by Kitty JunIm going up next week (21-29 October 2016).

Kitty has worked hard over the past months on producing canvases depicting calligraphic movement in connected form.

The Private View and ‘Meet the Artist’ evening will be held on Friday, 21th October from 6-8pm at the gallery. We look forward to seeing you there.



The upper walled garden at Aberglasney House

The upper walled garden at Aberglasney House. Photo: Nigel McCall. Source: aberglasney.org

This exhibition features a number of Korean artists who are members of Korean Artists Association UK: Bupjeon Sunim | Soon Yul Kang | Sung Young Park | Yong Min Cho

Sacred Art

Sacred Art poster

OPENING EVENT: Friday 29th April 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

  • Opening night performance from international dancer and choreographer Yong Min Cho
  • Opening night ritual led by celebrant Sophie Bold

EXHIBITION: 29th April – 5th May 2016, Daily 10am to 6pm

VENUE: Aberglasney House and Garden | Llangathen | Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH | [Map]

East meets Welsh as first international contemporary art exhibition at Aberglasney House explores the sacred:

  • Leading Welsh artists featured including Clive Hicks-Jenkins and Sarah Rhys
  • International artists including Sung Young Park, Soon Yul Kang and Ezio Cicciarella
  • Established and emerging artists including Jonathan McCree, Joshua May and Jojo Taylor
  • Street Artists including Joyce Treasure, Carlos Cashiero and founder of Street Art collective Psychodoodlz, Marc Craig
  • Outsider artists including Swci Delic, Johnny and Stucky
  • Shamanic artists including Imelda Almqvist and Ingress Vortices

Exhibiting artists

Alan Williams |Ally Jay Phillips | Billy Moore | Birthe Nissen | Bupjeon Sunim | Carlos Cashiero | Cecilia Rouncefield | Celia Dowson | Chae Hee Jung | Chang Sook Lee | Clive Hicks-Jenkins | Erica Frances George | Ezio Cicciarella | Fiona Sant | Giusi Tomasello | Graham Ward | Imelda Almqvist | Ingress Vortices | INK | Jeon Je-woo | JFM Masson | Jocelyn Chaplin | Johnny | Jojo Taylor | Jonathan McCree | Joshua May | Joyce Treasure | Lawrence Nash | Lu Wray | Marc Craig | Mark Timmins | Miche Follano | Oliver Ashworth-Martin | Peter Hanmer | Philippa Sibert | Sarah Rhys | Soon Yul Kang | Stucky | Sung Young Park | Suzanne Rees Glanister | Svetlana Bogatcheva | Swci Delic | Tina Reid | Vidyakaya | Yong Min Cho | Young Jin Choi | Zara Kuchi



Soon Yul Kang is appearing in a solo exhibition in Rome. The exhibition LIGHT POETRY, curated by Vittoria Biasi at LA NUOVA PESA contemporary art gallery in Rome, is two solo shows one by Soon Yul Kang a Korean artist based in London and the second by Andrea Santarlasci an Italian artist based in Pisa.

Soon Yul Kang shows a meditative hand writing work on linen canvas with the Korean word 사랑[sarang] (LOVE) repeatedly, also paper collage works hand written with the Korean words 마음 (Heart/Mind), 사랑 (Love), 엄마 (Mother) on Korean mulberry paper Hanji and a photography work titled Mother’s Pray (Cheongwhasoo 정화수).

Contemporary Art Gallery
17 February – 1 April
Andrea Santarlasci – Soon Yul Kang
Curator: Vittoria Biasi

Soon Yul Kang: LOVE (2016)

Soon Yul Kang: LOVE (2016) (detail): hand writing on linen canvas, 135x135cm.

Mallarmé compared the written word to the power of a starry sky, thereby opening up the possibility of a communion between light and poetry, this becoming the aura of craftsmanship, elaborated by man’s rituality around the luminous sign. It is from personal experience, ‘enlightened’ by history, that the project of the exhibition ‘The Light and the Poet’ originated, through the creative – ritualistic meeting of artists Andrea Santarlasci and Soon Yul Kang: it is a conscious dialogue between the twentieth century of the West and the rituality of the East, lived as an aesthetic possibility faced with the inexpressible, contained in the manifestation of light and its writing. The distance between the borderlines of these two ways of expression is the space-time in which light organises its creative tension.

According to Soon Yul Kang, writing is a moment of poetic and dramatic standstill, where something empties itself of its subjectivity, to acquire a rhythm which goes immeasurably beyond its own boundaries. The ritual repetition of words marks the historical path that humankind has to travel through day in and day out, to gain steady interior mobility as in a Zen meditation.

For Andrea Santarlasci, shadow is the constant manifestation on the other side of the cone of light, as seen in the relationship between knowledge and its inexhaustible conquest. The loss of the relationship between the object and its shadow pushes imagination towards the threshold of research and memory.

Both projects, through different paths, are reflections on the ethereal origin of the symbol, which transmigrates from the elusive world of ideas to the terrestrial realm, finding its harbour and its boundaries on the thresholds of white and light; they also reflect on its trans-cultural value, which crosses the histories of all countries with different configurations and conveys systems which are in a constant state of change and mutation.

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Sarah E. Choi (음은경) in Abstractions & Figurations at Gallery 54

14 February 2016 Member events and news

Sarah E Choi will be appearing in a group exhibition at Gallery 54 in Shepherd Market from 22 February: Abstractions & Figurations Date: 22 – 28 February 2016 daily from 11am – 6pm Venue: Gallery 54 | 54 Shepherd Market | London W1J7QX Private View: Tuesday 23 Feb, 6 – 9 pm | Saturday 27 […]

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Arirang: the official video

23 August 2015 Events reports

Here is the video of the opening performance of the KAA’s 2015 residency at the Korean Cultural Centre. Video by Jason Verney of Native Nomad Pictures.

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Arirang: the 2015 KAA residency at the KCC

17 June 2015 KAA official events news

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 […]

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Jeeeun Hong (홍지은) in Group Exhibition: P + P | PHOTOGRAPHY + PAINTING

7 May 2015 Member events and news

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 Ima Studio is pleased to present a group exhibition at Four Corners. The exhibition contains work from an […]

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Mooning Monday – Yva Jung’s exhibition at the KCCUK

26 April 2015 Member events and news
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MinJung Baek and Marisol Lee in duo recital

10 April 2015 Member events and news

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 […]

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21 February 2015 Member events and news

Jee OH (오지현) will be participating in a panel discussion on ‘THE BOTTOM LINE: BEAUTY, BODY IMAGE AND TEENAGE GIRLS’ organised by the Pan Asian Women’s Association. Date: Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at 6.30PM Venue: The Nehru Centre (TNC), 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF The Bottom Line: Beauty, Body Image and Teenage Girls PAWA […]

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Soon Yul Kang (강순열) in the 4th End of the World Biennale at Mar del Plata in Argentina

30 December 2014 Member events and news

Date: 12 December 2014 – 22 February 2015 Venue: PLAZA del AGUA, Mar del Plata / Argentina Soon Yul Kang is participating in the fourth edition of the End of the World Biennale (La Bienal del Fin del Mundo) held in Mar del Plata in Argentina. The Biennale invited 140 artists from 35 countries and […]

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Minjung Baek in recitals at St Mary’s Perivale and LSE

18 October 2014 Member events and news

Pianist Minjung Baek has two recitals coming up: at St Mary’s Perivale on Wednesday 29th October and at the LSE on 13 November. More details below: St Mary’s Perivale Wednesday 29th October, 7.30 pm Perivale Lane, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 8SS [Map] Programme Scarlatti : Two sonatas Chopin : Polonaise-Fantasie Op.61 Rachmaninov : Etude-Tableau in C […]

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Korea Chronicles: the opening performance

11 October 2014 Events reports

Here is a video of the opening performance of the Korea Chronicles residency at the KCC, by Jason Verney of Native Nomad Pictures. The film features the 12th August performances and concert in its entirety, along with added extras – the preparation beforehand, the artwork associated with the KAA’s, rehearsals and more.

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Korea Chronicles – the 2014 KAA residency at the KCC

26 July 2014 KAA official events news

The Korean Artists Association UK (KAA) presents its annual showcase at the Korean Cultural Centre in August 2014. The theme of this year’s event is Korea Chronicles. Generally, Chronicles are a historical account of facts and events set in chronological order as in a timeline. This has inspired the KAA to show the development of […]

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Korea Chronicles: the teaser video

13 July 2014 KAA official events news

Thanks to Simeon Lumgair of Quirky Motion for this teaser trailer for the KAA’s summer residency at the Korean Cultural Centre, 12 – 30 August 2014.

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