This year-long exhibition as part of the Korea/UK 2017-18 cultural collaboration brings together a range of approaches and responses to Korean ceramics. From work that is purely functional to work that is purely decorative, via work that seeks to critique contemporary Korean society, the unifying element is the quality of the craftsmanship and execution. Yoon […]

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Okja to screen in London cinema for 2 days

by Events Editor 23 June 2017
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So the rumours were true. Okja will be screened at a Curzon cinema, but unless you are a night owl or don’t have a daytime job you will have to take out a Netflix subscription and watch it on your TV. Okja Director: Bong Joon Ho Length: 131 min Cast: Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, An Seo […]

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Exhibition news: Made in Korea – Ceramics at Sladmore Contemporary

by Events Editor 22 June 2017
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The ceramics exhibition that was in Brighton during May will be coming to London in July: Made in Korea Sladmore Contemporary | 32 Bruton Place | Off Berkeley Square | London W1J 6NW | www.sladmorecontemporary.com Wed 12 Jul – Fri 28 July 2017 Mon – Thu 10am – 6pm | Fri 10am – 5pm | […]

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Event news: Han Yujoo launches The Impossible Fairytale

by Events Editor 21 June 2017
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Tilted Axis Press, LTI Korea and The Asia Literary Agency present Han Yujoo talking about her newly translated novel: Metafictional Murder in South Korea Free Word Centre | 60 Farringdon Road | London EC1R 3GA | www.freewordcentre.com Monday 10 Jul 2017, 6:45pm – 8:00pm | Book tickets Join one of South Korea’s hottest young authors to launch her […]

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Event news: performances in the upcoming Korean Avant-Garde exhibition

by Events Editor 20 June 2017
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News of two performances taking place as part of the upcoming KCCUK exhibition Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive. There will also be two performances (Snail’s Gallop and The Method of Drawing 76–2) by the veteran artist Lee Kun-yong on the opening night, 26 June. ZADIE XA Performance: The Sea Child, Octopus and Brass […]

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5th LKFF 2017 Teaser: Lee Soo-yeon’s Bluebeard

by Events Editor 19 June 2017
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The next teaser for the London Korean Film Festival is a psychological thriller set in Hwaseong, site of a real-life string of serial killings from 1986 to 1991: Bluebeard (해빙) Director: Lee Soo-yeon, 2017, 117 mins Regent Street Cinema, 10 July 2017, 7:30pm Book tickets: www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/bluebeard/ South Korea has become known for its gripping thrillers featuring […]

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Call for writers – Bongsu Park’s INTERNAL LIBRARY project

by Events Editor 18 June 2017
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Details of an interesting collaborative performance in July, taking place in that wonderful space the is the Print Room library / bar / venue under the Notting Hill Coronet cinema. Bongsu Park’s multi-disciplinary projects blur the boundaries between dance and performance art. Her most recent work to be performed in London was the two-part Crossing Over […]

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Korean performers at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe

by Events Editor 16 June 2017
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A detailed mining of the Edinburgh Fringe website reveals eighteen Korean performances plus one talk this year. Magic show Snap makes a return, along with the ever-popular drum show Tago, both part of a “Korean Season presented by AtoBiz Ltd” – who also bring new acts Kokdu and Ensemble Su. I must say I’m a […]

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Event news: London Korean Festival 2017 with Feel Korea

by Events Editor 15 June 2017
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As part of KOREA/UK 2017-18, the London Korean Festival 2017 with Feel Korea offers day-long family festival and then an evening K-Pop concert at Olympia on 8 July. London Korean Festival 2017 with Feel Korea Olympia London | Hammersmith Road | Kensington | London W14 8UX Saturday 8 July 2017, 11am – 10pm Both daytime […]

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Korea focus in Greenwich & Docklands International Festival

by Events Editor 15 June 2017
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One of the first performance arts projects of Korea/UK 2017-2018 is a focus on Korean performers at this month’s Greenwich + Docklands International Festival – “London’s leading festival of free outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, and street arts), an annual 9/10-day celebration of extraordinary outdoor events that transform people’s lives.” Three acts perform in the Greenwich […]

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Exhibition visit: Haenyeo, Women of the Sea, at National Maritime Museum

by Philip Gowman 14 June 2017
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The National Maritime Museum, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, played host to an exhibition featuring South Korea’s latest inclusion in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. Life-size photographs of Jeju’s famous diving women were dotted around a building which began life in 1807 as a school for the children of British seafarers. […]

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An evening with Michael Breen and The New Koreans

by Philip Gowman 13 June 2017
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When going to a book talk, it is all too common to find that the moderator has little knowledge of the book or its subject matter, and asks the author embarrassingly shallow questions leaving the audience and author short-changed. No such risks last night at the KCC, where the British Korean Society’s Chris Hollands conversed […]

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Exhibition news: Sungfeel Yun in Artist Rooms

by Events Editor 13 June 2017
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Nice to see Sungfeel Yun exhibiting in London again: Encounter Contemporary: Artist Rooms Nicolas Feldmeyer | Nika Neelova | Tim Garwood | Sungfeel Yun | Kristian Kragelund 22-30 June 2017 Copeland Gallery | 133 Copeland Road | Peckham | London SE15 3SN Nearest Station: Peckham Rye | 12 mins From Victoria Encounter Contemporary is pleased […]

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Do Ho Suh in one-night-only installation for Art Night

by Events Editor 12 June 2017
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For last year’s Art Night, Koo Jeong-a gave an upgrade to a disused underground station. This year, Do Ho Suh will take over Hawksmoor’s masterpiece with video installations from his recent show Passages. He is also working on a very special Art Night new commission to be unveiled later in the year as part of […]

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Young In Hong’s 5100: Pentagon

by Philip Gowman 10 June 2017
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Here are a few photos and a video from the two performances of Young In Hong’s work 5100: Pentagon on 4 June 2017 in the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly. The performers were all volunteers, of whom fewer turned up than expected because of the terrorist incident in the London bridge […]

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Exhibition news: Through Their Eyes – depicting Korea and UK then and now

by Events Editor 6 June 2017
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A new summer exhibition in Kingston Museum which will give another opportunity to view some of Han Collection’s early 20th century prints as well as contemporary work. Through their eyes: depicting Korea and UK then and now Kingston Museum | Wheatfield Way | Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS Tuesday Friday & Saturday: 10am to 5pm […]

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Event news: Translation Pitch — East and Southeast Asia

by Events Editor 4 June 2017
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English PEN, the Free Word Centre and the Asia Literary Review bring together six translators to pitch their translation projects. For Korea, Jason Woodruff pitches Kim Soon’s The Shoe – an exploration of recent history via art restoration – and Sophie Bowman presents Kim Boyoung’s I’m Waiting for You – a series of love letters […]

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