Bridging Colours – White: Yong Min Cho at Asia House and Venice.

Details of the final performance linked to Yong Min Cho’s Asia House residency have been announced. Tickets can be reserved via the Asia House website. Also below are details of a subsequent performance in Venice on 18 June.

Bridging Colours – White

Dance and Music Performance
Asia House | 63 New Cavendish St | London | W1G 7LP
13 June 2014, 6:45pm – 8:00pm

Bridging Colours-White

As part of his residency at Asia House, choreographer Yong Min Cho will present a special collaborative venture with Korean Dance Company Pyung-In and musical ensemble, Nol Eum Pan. The performance will have an emphasis on the colour white, as this is one of the five most important colours in Korean tradition and life, which consists of white, black, red, blue and yellow.

Yong Min Cho (UK/South Korea/Italy) Artistic director of A+M (Asia Movement), began his studies at the dance theatre school of Paolo Grassi (Picolo Teatro). After training in Milan, he moved to Venice to join the then named Academia I’sola Danza, where he worked with Carolyn Carlson. Since 2005, he has been living and working in London whilst touring in Italy and South Korea. A+M is a new platform for East-West cultural exchange to research and explore potential ideas that cross the rich and diverse traditions of Eastern Dance within a contemporary Western context.

The performance is in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgi Cini onlus, Venice, and Antiruggine, Italy.

Find more information about Yong Min Cho on his website:

Partner for this Summer dance programme
Sunok Phillips

Supported by
May Kim

Pyung-In Dance Company
Lee Seung Ju (Dance Director)
Eum Jung Eun
Jo Song Yi

Nol Eum Pan

Korean Traditional Music Team
Kim Seung Ho (Music Director)
Kim Min Ji
Lee Eun Young
Lim Hyun Ho


And the Venice performance (click on the poster for a full-sized version):

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Shin Yoon Seok to perform at Sejong Art Center, Seoul

KAA member Shin Yoon Seok is giving a piano recital at the prestigious Sejong Art Center in Seoul on 26 May 2014 at 7:30pm. The programme is as follows:

Haydn Piano Sonata No 47 in B minor, Hob XVI:32
Chopin Nocturne in B major, Op 32 No 1
Nocturne in C# minor, Op post
Mozart 10 Variations on “Unser dummer Pöbel meint” in G major, K455
Mompou Impresiones Intimas
Schubert Fantasie in C major, D760 (Wanderer)

(click on the images for a full-size poster)
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Soon Yul Kang (강순열) at Piers Feetham Gallery


An exhibition by Artists of Kew Studio
4th – 9th November 2013
Private View: 4th November 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Piers Feetham Gallery
475 Fulham Road, London SW6 1HL
(Opening Hours: Tue. – Fri. 10am – 6pm Sat. 10am – 1pm)


The art studio as we know it has a history that stretches back to the Middle Ages. At its most basic, the art studio was, and still is, a workshop in which artists not only produce their own work but also work with a small number of students to train and pass skills onto them. To the artists and students who have the luxury of such a place, though, it is so much more. A studio gives its artists a physical base, an artistic focus and a surrounding that encourages ideas and physical work to flourish. In fact, it has been said that a studio is not just a place, but a state of mind.

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The eight artists exhibiting here are resident artists at Kew Art Studio in London. Kew Art Studio is one of an increasingly rare resource for artists – an affordable space which houses resident artists, open studio space for non-resident artists, etching and screen printing studios and classes. One of the most exciting aspects of a place like Kew Studio is the diversity of skills, expertise and importantly, ideas that come together in one space. As artists, it is this exchange of ideas that nourishes us and gives rise to fresh thinking and ever-evolving work. We are painters, weavers, photographers, mosaic and collage artists. The work is diverse, but born of the same energy and incubated in the same safe place.

“Inspiration does exist but it must find you working” Pablo Picasso

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Exhibiting Artists
Erin Pizzey | Fiona Bell
Jacqueline Hall | Kim Shaw
Maureen Finucane | Seraphine Tierney
Soon Yul Kang | William Jefferies

Tube: Fulham Broadway Bus: 14, 21, 414
PARKING: There is underground car parking in the Fulham Broadway Centre and in Chelsea Football Ground directly opposite the Gallery. Please note that all on-street parking in this part of Fulham is “Residents only” between 6.30 and 8pm. |


Junghyun Choi’s ‘Cool Beat of Korea’

Date: Monday 3 June 2013, 7:30-8:30 pm.
Venue: Lucas Lecture Theatre [formerly G2], SOAS Main Building.
Tickets: Free admission. Guests are admitted from 7 pm to be seated for 7.30pm

Dulsori in action at the British Museum in 2007. Photo by Samuel Cho

This is an attractive and dynamic drumming concert offered by SOAS Korean Drumming Society this cool summer.

Our society performs samulnori, a contemporary genre of percussion music that developed from the music of traditional Korean percussion bands and which now forms a significant aspect of the musicscape of today’s Korea. Performers use the four core percussion instruments: two gongs – the small kkwaenggwari and the large ching, and two drums – the hourglass-shaped changgo and the barrel-shaped buk. Based at SOAS for more than ten years, we run a weekly practice session, organize regular instrumental workshops, and have performed at various cultural events.

For this concert, our society will play various styles ranging from taegum sanjo, (accompanied by changgo), to a samulnori-fusion improvisation for piano and changgo, to sŏnban (a form of changgo-playing from a standing position), to standards of the samulnori repertoire. These will be presented by Korean music specialist and the founder of our group, Prof. Keith Howard (drum accompaniment, changgo), and our instructor and the founder of international Korean traditional percussion group ‘Dulsori’, Jeung Hyun Choi (kkwaenggwari, changgo). Also performing are: Hyelim Kim (taegum), Dr. Shzr Ee Tan (piano, changgo, buk), Suji Kim (sŏnban, changgo), Ruard Absaroka (changgo, buk), Seyoung Jeong (changgo), Hyunseok Kwon (changgo), Inyoung Pak (changgo), and Kazumi Taguchi (changgo, ching).

Welcome to Cool Beat of Korea!

Soon Yul Kang solo show: Spiritual Journey, at Mokspace

  • Opening Reception: Wednesday 23 January 2013, 6 – 8 pm
  • Exhibition: 23 January – 18 February 2013
  • Venue: MOKSPACE | 33 Museum Street | London | WC1A 1LH
  • Opening Hours: 11am – 6pm, Every day

Soon Yul Kang: Spiritual Journey

On viewing Soon Yul Kang’s woven tapestries, the observer is immediately calmed by the still, simplicity of her work. Each of us has a memory of some quiet, meditative space once experienced, but crowded out by our busy lives. Her work places us immediately in that personal space, where seeing and thought come together. There is a universal, Zen-like, character to her tapestries, evoking the pure essence of landscapes, bringing us back to our centre.

The woven form adds a subtle counterpoint, focusing our attention but not distracting. Suggesting the hues and texture of soft tree bark, it reminds us of the innocent curiosity of our childhood, touching, exploring, experiencing. Together with the imagery, we are each led to our own inner place of calm and truth, and in doing so through the same medium, affirm the commonality of our experience.

Beyond this is the artist’s skill. The play of colour and textures, the careful choreography of thread, each lost in the whole but nevertheless essential. The raw physical nature of the work reinforces the meditative theme, as if the artist’s own creative contemplation has been knotted within the tapestry. In her collage work, she expresses these themes through a different medium, which in its coarseness allows her to realise new forms.

A deeply personal note is added through inscribing the word ‘father’ on each piece of cloth as if in homage to a lost loved one, while yin and yang is expressed through the juxtaposition of contrasting two colour elements. This adds a perceptible weight to the work, reminding and connecting us with the artists own still place. |

Seyoung Jeong designs English Pocket Opera production

English Pocket Opera Company presents unique ‘promenade’ performances of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The production is a collaboration with the BA (Hons) Performance Design and Practice course of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (part of University of the Arts London), including KAA member Seyoung Jeong (정세영).

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From English Pocket Opera Company’s website:

Come and join Hansel and Gretel on their journey into the fairytale forest as they meet a cuckoo, a ‘sandman’ and triumph over Rosey Lickspittle, the grimmest of all witches who wants to eat them after turning them into gingerbread. A ‘promenade’ operatic adventure for all the family the like of which you will never have had before. EPOC’s cast of professional soloists will lead you round Central St. Martin’s spectacular new building at Kings Cross (including the Platform Theatre, Studio Theatre and ‘Street’) through 8 scenes in 8 different locations designed by 8 up-and-coming young designers. Come and join the adventure!

Eight designers from Central St Martins were each commissioned to design one scene in the production, taking charge of the set, costumes and lighting design. KAA member Seyoung Jeong (정세영) is one of those designers, and is responsible for the first of the scenes.

Dates: Tuesday 22 – Sunday 27 January 2013
Schools Performance: Tue 22 – Fri 25 Jan, 1.30
Tickets: £5
Performance: Tue 22 – Fri 25 Jan, 6.30
Family Performance (Incl Free Art Workshop for kids 12.00 – 1.00): Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jan, 1.30 and 4.30
Tickets: Adult £12, Concessions £8, Family ticket (2 adults plus 2 children or 1 adult plus 3 children) £35
Audience members will be asked to walk from scene to scene.
The performance will last a maximum of 90 mins. It is suitable for wheelchair users.

Venue: Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, Handyside Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA.


KAYA – in concert

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Traditional Korean harp and acoustic guitar played by Ji Eun Jung and Sung Min Jeon

Saturday 20 October at 3.00 p.m.
The Barn Theatre, 24 Greencoat Place, SW1P 1RD

KAYA - Ji Eun Jung (kayageum) and Sung Min Jeon (acoustic guitar)

KAYA will present an afternoon of traditional Korean music. The name Kaya derives from the Korean instrument ‘kayagum’. Ji Eun Jung will play the modern twenty-five string kayagum and Sung Min Jeon the acoustic guitar. They have been performing together since 2002 in Korea and since 2005 in Europe after they settled in U.K. KAYA has performed for various diplomatic, corporate,cultural and charity events including London City Hall, the British Museum, Asia House, Oxford University and the Chelsea Flower Show.

Ji Eun Jung studied for her BA in Korean Traditional Music at Ewha Woman’s University and followed this with an MA in Asian Music at Dong Gook University. She has since performed all over the world.

Sung Min Jeon is a Korean guitarist and folk singer-songwriter who mainly plays a steel string acoustic guitar with a harmonica. He started playing the guitar when he was thirteen years of age and his passion for music was inspired by his family. His father plays various instruments and is also a singer, whilst his mother used to run a record shop. His uncle is the leader of the greatest Korean folk duo, ‘Sunflower’ (해바라기).

To reserve seats
Phone: 020 7798 6000
Write to: Friends of Renewal Arts (UK),
24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD

How to get to Barn Theatre (click for larger version):

Soon Yul Kang (강순열) at Portland The Gallery

Autumn Exhibition

Date: 5th September – 31st October 2012
Venue: Portland The Gallery
80 Hill Rise, Richmond, Surrey, TW 10 6UB
Gallery opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm.

Portland the Gallery Autumn Exhibition poster

Three artists are invited for Autumn Exhibition at Portland The Gallery in Richmond from the 5th September until the 31st October.

Works on Exhibition include Hand Woven Tapestry, Acrylic, Watercolours and Mixed Media artworks.

Soon Yul Kang: Sea of Silence (2005), Hand Woven Tapestry, 61x85cm, wool & cotton
Soon Yul Kang: Sea of Silence (2005), Hand Woven Tapestry, 61x85cm, wool & cotton


Chelsea Postgraduate Summer Show: Jean Kim (김전), Yonghyun Lim_Jackie (임용현), Joon Hwan Lim (임준환) & Sooji Shin (신수지)

Chelsea Postgraduate Summer Show

The show features work of graduating students from Chelsea’s MA courses and will be held across the college’s campus on Millbank, opposite Tate Britain and next to the River Thames.

Private View: Friday 7 September 2012, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Saturday 8-Thursday 13 September 2012
Venue: Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU

Jean Kim, Yonghyun Lim (Jackie), and Joon Hwan Lim are exhibiting in rooms CG11, CG01 and CLG17 respectively. Sooji Shin’s room sadly lacks a number.

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Yonghyun Lim_Jackie & Sooji Shin at Mokspace Gallery

Date: 23 Aug – 3 Sep 2012 / Opening Hours : 11am – 6pm, Every day
Venue: MOKSPACE Gallery / 33 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH

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Following the East meets West: Art and Design Now exhibition, Mokspace has put together a competition in order to create a talent pool for professional designers and artists.

Symposium is a selection of artworks and designs that remediates the possibilities of various expressions through use of differentiated genres and its interactions with each others.

Symposium exhibits works of 13 artists consisting of painting, drawing, flexography, sculpture, jewellery, pottery, accessory design, mosaic and photography.

The 13 artists included in Symposium – Karen Parry, Valeriya Vygodnaya, Taegyun Kim, Yonghyun Lim_Jackie, Sanghyun Kim, Hyerim Kim, Kyungmin Lee, Sungmin Han, Sooji Shin, Eunkyung Jeon, Sunsuk Ahn, U Hyun Bong, Miyeon Lee’s individual practices result in representations of objects and events that enticed each artist.

London is currently booming with artists who are constantly experimenting and challenging the public with different sources/forms to show.

Along with this exhibition, Mokspace is hoping to entice the public with differentiated medium that we can find easily around us used in unconventional ways. Also, this exhibition would bring synergy effect on the both young emerging artists and professional artist who are already participating in various biennales and art fairs as they would be able to see their works in a new light.

Each work accurately portrays events and objects as the artists see it and they hope to show beyond what they see – in their own construction and invite us to participate in interpreting them in our own way.


Sooji Shin (신수지) in POP-UP Design Exhibition

Located on Cheshire Street, just off Brick Lane, the shop will feature emerging designers in fashion, accessories, footwear, and interior product design. The shop will be also promoting indie book writers and their latest publications.

Date: 15th August – 14th September 2012
Venue: POP-UP gallery, Brick Lane, 28 Cheshire Street E2 6EH, London

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Francesca Cho at the Riverside Studios

A Pair of Fragile Glasses

Francesca Cho
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, W6 9LR
12-31 August 2012

Study for Fragility
Study for “Fragility”, 2012. Ash, acrylic & pencil on paper

Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios, one of London’s leading arts venues, comprising a theatre, cinema and gallery, is hosting Francesca Cho’s Solo Show (12th – 31st August).

This influential gallery area has flourished since Channel 4’s opening night launch party was held at the Studios in 1982.

Alongside her new ash paintings, Korean born abstract artist Francesca Cho presents a series of study works and drawings on paper from 1996 – present, which have never before been seen in public.

“Art is an important part of our lives; it can be found and seen everywhere. When an artist says something is art people become aware of it, whether or not they entirely agree or disagree with the statement.” – F. Cho

Fragility 2012
‘Fragility’ 2012, Oil and mixed media on canvas, Francesca Cho
Box Office 020 8237 1111 Reception 020 8237 1000
Riverside Studios
Crisp Road
W6 9LR
Monday-Friday 8:30 – 23:00 | Saturday 10:00 – 23:00 | Sunday 10:00 – 22:30


Soon Yul Kang at Art in Action 2012

Soon Yul Kang: Inner Peace (2011)
Soon Yul Kang: Inner Peace (2011). Hand Woven Tapestry, diameter 80cm. Wool, cotton

Soon Yul Kang has been invited as a demonstrating artist at Art in Action since 2010. She will again be there from July 19 -22, at Waterperry House, Wheatley, Oxfordshire.

She shows her serene tapestries and demonstrates how she works in the Textiles marquee. She also will be exhibiting her woven tapestry at the Best of Best exhibition.

Art in Action is a festival of fine art and master craftsmanship staged in the grounds of Waterperry House, Oxfordshire. Each July artists set up their studios in one of the many marquees and work in front of visitors, giving them the rare opportunity to observe the creative process at first hand. Over 150 artists from around the globe will demonstrate their skills in a wide range of disciplines for an audience of enthusiastic and enquiring visitors.

Venue: Waterperry House & Gardens, Waterperry, Nr Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ
Dates: Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 July 2012
Times: 10.00am – 5.30pm