Asides

Micro posts, bite sized articles and links to stories on other sites that we find of interest.

Here is the official documentary video, put together by the Ministry of Culture and the Korea Craft and Design Foundation, which looks at some of the artisans and their crafts that were exhibited at the special exhibition at Tent London last week:

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The Massive reports from this week’s UKISS gig

by Philip Gowman 28 September 2014
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Many of us were torn on Wednesday between the IRIS screening with Q&A at the Curzon Soho and the UKISS concert at the Forum. Those who chose to go to screening instead of the gig should see what they missed by reading the Korean Class Massive’s review of the evening. They’ve got some great photos […]

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Film music concert in memory of the Sewol victims

by Philip Gowman 26 September 2014
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Nicely coinciding with the KCC’s focus on film music this quarter, there is a concert of film music dedicated to the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster in New Malden this Saturday. London Film Music Concert D&P Ensemble (Director Byung-Yun YU) Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 7:30PM NEW MALDEN METHODIST CHURCH 49 High St, New Malden […]

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Cho Yong Min in “Catch the Flowers” at Camden Arts Centre

by Philip Gowman 23 September 2014
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Choreographer and dancer Yong Min Cho restages his dance Catch the Flowers, first performed at Shelagh Wakely’s studio in 2009, in response to her film Petals. Yong Min’s performance will be accompanied by Korean musician Choi Jeunghyun. Wednesday 24 September, 7.00 – 7.30pm Camden Arts Centre | Arkwright Road | London NW3 6DG Admission free

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Cho Young-wuk to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in his “Oldboy Suite”

by Philip Gowman 22 September 2014
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At the time of writing, according to the KCC website there are just 3 seats left for the Oldboy screening on Thursday. But people who have booked will have received an email to remind them that if they don’t turn up promptly their seat will be given to people on the waiting list. Whatever, if […]

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Sunae Kim in Elements of Craft, at Mint

by Philip Gowman 17 September 2014
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As part of London Design Festival, Mint in South Kensington is holding a group show entitled Elements of Craft. Ceramic artist Sunae Kim will be part of the exhibition. Mint | 2 North Terrace | Alexander Square | London | SW3 2BA | www.mintshop.co.uk Rsvp is required for the private view on 18 September. The […]

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Jasmine Choi plays Yiruma

by Philip Gowman 14 September 2014
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A pretty tune by Korean crossover composer Yiruma (이루마), arranged for flute and piano by Hugh Sung. It comes from Jasmine Choi’s album of Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio: The whole CD is available on iTunes | Amazon.com

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J. JS Lee and Eudon Choi display their SS15 collections

by Philip Gowman 14 September 2014
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Jackie Lee and Eudon Choi presented their SS15 collections in the London Fashion Week catwalk shows on 12 September. As happened in the spring, J. JS Lee was first to display her collection – a cunning move as her catwalk show once again was the main photo in the evening press coverage. Here’s the Evening […]

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Judy Joo feature is now in Telegraph’s online version

by Philip Gowman 10 September 2014
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The feature on Judy Joo in last weekend’s Telegraph is now online here. Fiona Sims’s article also mentions Kimchi Cult, Busan BBQ and Galbi Bros (“Some of the UK’s most coveted gourmet street food vendors”). But the best news is right up front: she’s opening a restaurant, Jinjuu, at 16 Kingly Street, in November. Certainly […]

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Shin Dong-hyuk comes to St Anne’s Church, Dean St

by Philip Gowman 9 September 2014
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Shin Dong-hyuk, whose story is told in Escape from Camp 14, will be talking at St Anne’s Church, 55 Dean Street, London, W1D 6AF on Tuesday 16 September, 7.15pm to 8.45pm, as the first of a “North Korean Memoirs” series, which will act as a focal point of the work of European Alliance for Human […]

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Now, what’s that book by Salman Rushdie called?

by Philip Gowman 2 September 2014
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North Korea’s rant about Channel 4’s planned TV series has now been translated into English on the KCNA Japanese website. Like most of their rants, it’s entertaining in small doses. I’ve often wondered why they invest in a translator that is only semi-competent. Here’s a select quote from the press release: The British authorities should […]

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Those Norks really are very sensitive…

by Philip Gowman 31 August 2014
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21 August 2014: “Channel 4 green lights North Korean political thriller Opposite Number.” On a covert mission in North Korea, the world’s most secretive nation, a British nuclear scientist is taken prisoner, triggering an international crisis which itself must be kept secret. Realizing their man could be forced to help North Korea finally weaponize its […]

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Hong Seong-dam’s art in the news again

by Philip Gowman 31 August 2014
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In 2012 his unflattering painting of President-elect Park got the ruling party annoyed; now Hong Seong-nam is in the news again for lampooning Park’s response to the Sewol disaster in an exhibition linked to the Gwangju Biennale. It’s difficult to know precisely what has been going on in Gwangju from the snippets that make it […]

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UKISS at the Kentish Town Forum

by Philip Gowman 26 August 2014
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So the first, and maybe the only, big live K-pop event in London this year is UKISS, at the Forum, a 2,300 capacity venue in Kentish Town, on 24 September. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

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Busan will be extinct before Seoul, apparently

by Philip Gowman 26 August 2014
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The report doesn’t seem to have been translated into English yet, and I can’t find it in Korean on the website of the National Assembly Research Service, but it has certainly provided some eye-catching headlines, the general gist being that “South Koreans will be ‘extinct’ by 2750 if nothing is done to halt the nation’s […]

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Jewyo Rhii: solo show at Wilkinson Gallery

by Philip Gowman 23 August 2014
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For most of September and October you’ll be able to see the work of Korean artists at two galleries in Vyner Street: HADA Contemporary and Wilkinson Gallery: Jewyo Rhii 7 September – 26 October 2014 Wilkinson Gallery | 50-58 Vyner Street | London | E2 9DQ | 020 8980 2662 | www.wilkinsongallery.com Opening times: Wednesday […]

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Jee-Hyun Kwun: Cut Out Details, at Southfields Gallery

by Philip Gowman 19 August 2014
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News of an exhibition just north of the Toastrack in Southfields: Cut Out Details, by Jee-Hyun Kwun From Monday 18th – Friday 22nd August 2014 at Southfields Gallery 223 Wimbledon Park Road, London SW18 5RH (nearest Tube Station: Southfields – District line) Opening Times: Mon-Fri 11.00am-5.15pm | Sat 10.30am-1.30pm | Closed Wed and Sun www.southfieldsgallery.co.uk

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