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KAA member Eun-jung Feleppa will be giving free classes in Korean folk painting at the KCC. The weekly classes will be held on Thursday early evening, 5pm – 7pm. Application forms can be downloaded from the KCC website. More details below: Minhwa: Korean Painting Classes The Korean Cultural Centre UK is now taking applications for […]

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Kkokdu – a cortege’s colourful attendants

by Philip Gowman 5 September 2012
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Accompanying the KCC’s exhibition of Korean funerary figures, Charlotte Horlyck gave a helpful lecture providing some historical background and context to these colourful wooden characters. The talk was particularly valuable as the introduction provided by the director of the Kkokdu Museum a few weeks previously had lacked much content. While generally admitting that not much […]

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Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional Korea

by Philip Gowman 24 August 2012
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The opening talk of the current KCC exhibition, presented by the director of the museum who has provided the exhibits, was a little short on information on these charming funeral dolls. So Charlotte Horlyck’s upcoming talk is very welcome. Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional Korea Global Korea Lecture: ‘Korean Culture Shining Bright’ […]

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Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World – the KCC’s summer exhibition

by Philip Gowman 7 July 2012
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It’s been a while since we’ve had an exhibition at the KCC. But the buildings maintenance is now complete and the floor in pristine condition. This exhibition, part of All Eyes on Korea, will see us through the summer months, and into our next lives. Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other […]

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Minhwa – Case Study of Joseon Chaekkado / Chaekkori

by Philip Gowman 16 November 2011
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A reminder of the SOAS seminar on Friday: should be a good one – Dr Youngsook Pak on Chaekkori http://t.co/Hf2hfXvi Time: 17.00-19.00, 18 November 2011 Title: Folk Painting (Minhwa) – Case Study of Joseon Chaekkado / Chaekkori Speaker: Youngsook Pak Venue: Room G50, Ground floor, SOAS, Russell Square Abstract A screen depicting bookshelves (ch’aekkado or […]

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Getting acquainted with some of Korea’s traditional crafts

by Philip Gowman 19 July 2009
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This week presents the opportunity to catch two exhibitions at the Korean Cultural Centre: the Living Heritage exhibition is just about to close (on 21 July), while the ceramics from Gangjin will be here until 23 July. In an era of mass productions what has been assembled in the Cultural Centre is a collection of […]

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Mudang and minhwa

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2009
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A write-up of a study day at SOAS and British Museum on 24 Feb 2009. Shamans, Chaekkori, Bojagi and Chogapko all demystified. And, meet the Toilet Spirit.

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Free Study Day: Decorative Arts & Folk Customs of Korea

by Philip Gowman 10 February 2009
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Details of a free day of lectures on Korean folk art and customs at SOAS and the British museum in February 2009

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Art for the People, Art by the People

by Beccy Kennedy 7 March 2008
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Beccy Kennedy muses on an unnoticed exhibition at the Korean Cultural Centre: Korean Folk Painting on White Porcelain : Kim So Sun (30 January – 28 March 2008) There is another exhibition on at the new Korean Cultural Centre at the moment and it doesn’t involve vociferous video installations by trans-cultural 20th century big wigs. […]

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