Notice of a group show by Korean artists based in Korea, at the White House near Great Portland Street tube: ART KOREA London Le Dame Art Gallery 3 Feb – 3 Mar 2016 Meliá White House | Albany Street | London NW1 3UP Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm | weekends by appointment 07947 653530 […]

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February events 2016

by Philip Gowman 1 February 2016
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February seems to be the month of artist talks, among other things: Exhibitions and artist talks Dialogues of Space closes at the KCC on 6 Feb, and artist Onejoon Che has a talk on 2 Feb. Noh Suntag has two parallel solo shows at 43 Inverness Street (all month) and Fitzrovia Gallery (closing 26 Feb), […]

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Exhibition visit: a brief walk round London Art Fair 2016

by Philip Gowman 31 January 2016
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No matter how well you prepare yourself for an art fair, you are bound to be caught unawares as you follow your planned route from stall to stall. In our visit of course we focused on Skipwiths, Shine and Hanmi, but elsewhere we came across the established photographer Boomoon showing at Flowers Gallery, and emerging […]

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Exhibition news: Yiyun Kang presents her site-specific work in the V+A

by Philip Gowman 30 January 2016
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Having visited Yiyun Kang in her V+A studio to see what her residency is about, I’m looking forward to seeing this upcoming installation in the Cast Court: Casting Room 46a, Cast Courts, Victoria & Albert Museum 12 February 2016, 6:30pm – 10pm Free, drop in. Supported by Samsung Casting is a site-specific work created by […]

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Exhibition news: Michael Joo — Radiohalo, at Blain Southern

by Philip Gowman 30 January 2016
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Notice of an upcoming exhibition by Korean American artist Michael Joo: Michael Joo: Radiohalo 10 February 2016 – 9 April 2016 Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm | Saturday: 10am – 5pm Private View: 9 April, 6 – 8pm Blain|Southern | 4 Hanover Square | London W1S 1BP | www.blainsouthern.com Radiohalo is a major solo […]

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Deborah Smith wins Literary Translation award.

by Philip Gowman 29 January 2016
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Han Kang says she’s “amazing”. Deborah Levy says she’s “obviously a genius”. And now, congratulations to Deborah Smith for winning The Arts Foundation Literary Translation Award 2016. According to the TLS blog, the award comes with a £10,000 bursary which Deborah plans to use “to fund research into the Korean author Yi Chong-jun” (Your Paradise, […]

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Event news: Onejoon Che in Dialogues of Space Arttalk

by Philip Gowman 29 January 2016
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An art discussion to coincide with the final week of the current exhibition at the KCC. Arttalk: Dialogues of Space 2 February 2016, 6:30pm A Conversation with the artist Onejoon Che, Daniel Herrmann (curator at the Whitechapel Gallery), and Karen McQuaid (curator at the Photographers’ Gallery) Curated by the MA ‘Curating the Contemporary’, London Metropolitan […]

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Exhibition news: Print Matters — KCCUK’s contribution to London Fashion Week

by Philip Gowman 27 January 2016
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As in previous years, the KCCUK is hosting an exhibition that coincides with London Fashion Week and the International Fashion Showcase: Print Matters 15 February 2016 – 11 March 2016 Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Free Admission Private View: 15 February, 18:30-20:30pm ‘Brand Korea’ – Panel Discussion. 23rd February […]

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Event news: Sung Hwan Kim in Arttalk at KCC

by Philip Gowman 26 January 2016
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Sung Hwan Kim’s exhibition in Tate Modern’s tanks was one of LKL’s highlights of 2012. So we’ve cleared the diary for his talk at the KCC on Friday evening, 3 February, currently scheduled for 6:30pm, where he will be appearing with his collaborator the composer David Michael DiGregorio, aka dogr. I wonder if the KCC […]

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Event news: Korean ‘Comfort Women’ — Listen to Their Voices, Hear Their Cries.

by Philip Gowman 26 January 2016
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A timely new book on the Comfort Woman issue is out about now from Palgrave McMillan. Its author, Dr Maki Kimura, will be giving a talk at SOAS on 12 February: Korean ‘Comfort Women’: Listen to Their Voices, Hear Their Cries presented by the SOAS Save Jeju Island Society 6:30pm, Friday 12th, 2016, SOAS main […]

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Event news: A talk with North Korean refugee Sungju Lee

by Philip Gowman 26 January 2016
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The EARHNK’s first event of the year is in the Houses of Parliament on 1 February: A Talk With Sungju Lee: North Korean Refugee and UK Chevening Scholar Venue: Committee Room 17, the Houses of Parliament, London Date: Monday, February 1, 2016 Time: 5pm The European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea is proud […]

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Event news: Benson Lee’s Seoul Searching to screen at Asia House film fest

by Philip Gowman 25 January 2016
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It’s good that we’re finally getting a chance to see Seoul Searching in London. The Asia House Film Festival presents its European premiere. Earlier in the festival is the UK premiere of the documentary State of Play. Seoul Searching Dir: Benson Lee, USA / South Korea / China, 2015) 105 minutes, European premiere Time: February […]

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Event news: State of Play, a documentary on pro-gamers, to screen at Asia House film fest

by Philip Gowman 25 January 2016
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Asia House has published the programme for its 2016 film festival. Two films will be of interest to Korea specialists. Steven Dhoedt’s documentary on the world of professional computer gamers, and Benson Lee’s comedy Seoul Searching. State of Play Dir Steven Dhoedt, Belgium / South Korea, 2013 85 minutes, UK premiere Time: Tuesday, 23 February […]

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Event news: inaugural Korean Sounds concert at Kings Place

by Philip Gowman 24 January 2016
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The year the KCC is organising a series of concerts at Kings Place, linking in with the K-Music Festival later in the year. We start the year with a recital given by three young London-based soloists in a varied programme that includes some Korean lyric songs. Korean Sounds 1: Minjung Baek (piano) with Marisol Lee […]

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Exhibition visit: Junebum Park’s Maths Test work-in-progress

by Philip Gowman 21 January 2016
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At Tonbridge school, visitors have been privileged to see the work in progress of Korean video artist Junebum Park. And pupils have been privileged to be subjects, almost like laboratory rats, in his latest work. Park is known, among other things, for his Puzzle series, in which students are filmed from above as they struggle […]

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Event news: two screenings of Hong Sang-soo’s In Another Country

by Philip Gowman 20 January 2016
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This year’s series of screenings at the KCC is on the theme ‘Ha Ha Ha – Translating Korean Humour’ The first screening is on 28 January. As always, registration is required via the KCC website. You can also catch it at the Royal College of Art in Battersea on 26 Jan (where admission is free […]

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A look back at the films and music of 2015

by Philip Gowman 19 January 2016
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In the second of two articles (the first looked at the world of books) we look at some of the releases of 2015 that caught our eye. Film Two Kickstarter-funded films to which LKL contributed came to fruition: Twinsters, the story of twin sisters adopted in different continents who discover each other through Facebook; and […]

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