Crossfields Events


How to Thrive as an Artist? (Panel Discussion)
Tuesday 8 September, 2009, 6- 7.30pm – free (Korean Cultural Centre UK)

In order to bring a wider perspective, the Korean Cultural Centre UK has invited experts from the art world to discuss the participating artists’ works and the contemporary art scene in the Europe in general. Through this open discussion with the audience and the artists we very much hope that you will also develop your own understanding of the philosophy behind the works.

The exhibition curator Seungmin Kim will lead the forum of panellists which includes the Director of Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery Jonathan Watkins. He was curator of the Chisenhale Gallery in London during which period this relatively small local gallery became an internationally known centre of excellence – many of the Artists shown at that time have since gone on to major acclaim including a number of Turner Prize winners. Watkins later moved to the Serpentine Gallery (1995–1997) and worked in a freelance capacity as curator of the Biennale of Sydney in 1998. Watkins now lives in Birmingham, England. He currently directs the Ikon Gallery, and recently unveiled plans for a new museum of modern art in Birmingham.

The other panelist is Professor Mark Nash. Professor Nash is the Head of Department of the Curating Contemporary Art department, Mark Nash is a well-known specialist in contemporary fine art moving image practices, avant-garde and world cinema. He was co-curator of Documenta 11, (2002) and film curator of the Berlin Biennial, (2004). He has most recently curated Experiments With Truth, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, (2004-5) and a conference on Film and Ecology for the Royal Society of Arts. Prior to joining the Royal College of Art, Mark was Director of Fine Art Research at Central St Martins, He has also been a Senior Lecturer in Film History and Theory at the University of East London, and visiting lecturer on the Whitney Museum Independent Study Programme.

Participating Artists: SHIN Gunwoo, SHIN Kiwoon, KIM Gemini, HUR Shan, BAAK Je, KWON Soon-Hak

Fashion Workshop
Thursday 3 September, 2009, 2 – 4pm – free (Korean Cultural Centre UK)

The fashion workshop is aimed at children aged 5 to 10 accompanied by parents or guardians.The workshop will feature the process of designing and patterning clothes. Please fill the participating slip to complete registration.
Please download the application form from the http://www.kccuk.org.uk/ 

Gallery Tour “Talk and Walk at Crossfields”
Tuesday 3 September, 2009, 4-5pm – free

The Gallery Tour is open to all and is an opportunity to meet the artists and the exhibition curator and to discuss the works on display.

For more information please contact:
Stephanie Seungmin Kim
Exhibition Manager
Korean Cultural Centre UKGround Floor, Grand Buildings1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW
T: +44(0) 207 004 2600(2608)
M: +44 (0) 78 555 20660

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