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Two debuts from Yoo Yeon Sir coming up: she and her pianist Irina Andrievsky make their first live radio appearance on BBC Radio 3 In Tune programme on Monday 22 February, talking with the presenter Sean Rafferty about St. John’s Smith Square Young Artist Residency (where they debut on 1 March) and the new commission […]

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Event news: The Pirates screens at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 13 February 2016
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The third screening of the year at the KCC. It would be rude to miss this one. The Pirates (해적: 바다로 간 산적) Dir Lee Seok Hoon (2014) 130 mins 25 February 2016, 7pm Register on the KCC website Just 15 days after the founding of the Kingdom of Joseon, an ambassadorial ship is carrying […]

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Event news: UK-Korea Creative Industries Forum

by Philip Gowman 13 February 2016
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Following on from the memorandum of understanding signed during President Park’s visit, this is the second UK-Korea Creative Industries Forum. UK-Korea Creative Industries Forum Hosted by Department for Culture Media and Sport Venue: BFI Southbank Centre (NFT1) Date: Monday 7 March 2016 Timings: 09.30-17.30 On behalf of the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media […]

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Exhibition news: No Monkey Business

by Philip Gowman 13 February 2016
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A one-day group show to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the start of the Year of the Monkey will be held on 14 February near Leicester Square: No Monkey Business Q-Park China Town | 20 Newport Place | London WC2H 7PR 14 February 2016, 12 noon – 6pm Curated by Sujin Shin & Mira Gogova Supported […]

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Event news: Seong-jin Cho’s St John’s Smith Square debut

by Philip Gowman 13 February 2016
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Seong-jin Cho gives his first London recital after winning the International Chopin Piano Competition in October last year. Tickets for this all-Chopin programme sold out pretty quickly. Chopin Piano Competition Winner Seong-Jin Cho, piano Friday 11 March 2016, 7:30pm St John’s Smith Square Prices £28 £15 £10 Premium Seats £35 Concessions 50% off (limited availability) […]

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Exhibition news: ART KOREA London

by Philip Gowman 8 February 2016
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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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Event news: Dok2 + The Quiett to perform at The Laundry

by Philip Gowman 31 January 2016
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Tickets have been sold out for months but, for the archives, Dok2 + The Quiett are performing at The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Rd, E8 3FN on 19 Feb from 8pm till late. If I remember right, this is Dok2’s second appearance in London. Links: Event’s Facebook page. Book tickets here.

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Event news: History 히스토리 to perform in Islington

by Philip Gowman 31 January 2016
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K-pop fans will already have booked their tickets but, for the record, History’s (히스토리) UK debut is at the O2 Academy in Islington on 21 February. Tickets via Arpeggios Entertainment. More details on the event’s Facebook page. Here’s a taster: I can’t help feeling it’s rather like Stephen Colbert’s K-pop parody Talking in Korean…

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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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Event news: A Hard Day screens at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 30 January 2016
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The KCCUK’s second screening of the year is A Hard Day. You’ll come out feeling exhausted, but it’s a great ride. We loved it. A Hard Day (끝까지 간다) Dir Kim Seong-hun, 2013, 111 mins 11 February, 2016 at 7pm, KCCUK Registration required via the KCC website On the way back from his mother’s funeral, […]

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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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Event news: an opportunity to hear Ban Ki-moon in London

by Philip Gowman 29 January 2016
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An opportunity to hear Ban Ki-moon talk on a rare visit to London: The UN at 70: time to invest in our global system – A conversation with Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General 5 February 2016, 9am Central Hall Westminster | Storey’s Gate | London SW1H 9NH Tickets £15. Book here. (Discount for members of the […]

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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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