Kim Yong-Ik

The Korean artist’s first major UK exhibitions

By Zehra Jumabhoy

Utopia, 2017 (installation view). Courtesy the artist and Korean Cultural Centre UK, London

I Believe My Works Are Still Valid Spike Island, Bristol, 30 September – 17 December Utopia Korean Cultural Centre, London, 26 September – 4 NovemberWalking into Spike Island, for the opening of one of Kim Yong-Ik’s two shows in the UK, is an unnerving experience. I scratch my head perplexedly: have I arrived too early or much too late? Are Kim’s artworks still to be unpacked or are they in the process of being shipped away again? Cardboard boxes lie neatly…

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