Events

A preliminary listing of seminars at SOAS this term. As more are announced this post will be updated. An up-to-date list can always be found on the SOAS Centre of Korean Studies web page. 19/1/17 Media and Creative Industries in Korea, UK and France: Transnational Approaches. 27/1/17 The First Hot War of the Cold War […]

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Event news: a Sungji Hong flute premiere, at the RCM

by Philip Gowman 19 January 2017
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Coming up tomorrow, a premiere performance of new flute work by Korean composer Sungji Hong. The Royal College of Music website bills it as Concerto for alto flute and chamber ensemble; the composer’s website calls it Transfiguration for alto flute and chamber ensemble with electronics. Carla Rees plays alto flute with the Manon Quartet and […]

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Exhibition news: Korea Town, at Wimbledon Space

by Philip Gowman 19 January 2017
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It’s a bit difficult to tell from the below announcement what artists are participating in this Wimbledon College of Art show. The accompanying blog post assumes almost a similar amount of insider knowledge. But it may be of interest to this readership. Korea Town Wimbledon Space | Wimbledon College of Arts | Merton Hall Road […]

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Enrol now: Korean Cultural Classes starting January 2017

by Philip Gowman 15 January 2017
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For the first season of Korean cultural courses of 2017 the KCCUK is entering into a partnership with Kingston Adult Education. Courses will be held in the King Charles Centre, Hollyfield Road, Surbiton KT5 9AL. This term, dance and cuisine are added to the list of things you can learn. All four courses have ten […]

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Art Fair news: Hanmi Gallery presents Jaye Moon, Junebum Park + Joonhong Min at LAF

by Philip Gowman 15 January 2017
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When you visit London Art Fair this week be sure to look in at the Project space to see Hanmi Gallery’s show. And if you have some spare Lego bricks, bring them along to add to one of the installations. Jaye Moon | Junebum Park | Joonhong Min Hanmi Gallery at London Art Fair 2017, […]

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Korean galleries at London Art Fair 2017

by Philip Gowman 12 January 2017
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Two galleries will be visiting the London Art Fair from Korea, plus three London-based specialists: Gallery Location Artists Atelier Aki Main G4 Lee Seahyun | Kang Junyoung | Kim Nampyo | Kim Seajoong Do Gallery Proj P29 Shin Yong Il Hanmi Gallery Proj P14 Jaye Moon | Min Joonhong | Park Junebum Skipwiths Main 22 […]

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Exhibition news: Lee Jaehyo — Nature Bound, at Pontone Gallery

by Philip Gowman 11 January 2017
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Pontone Gallery’s first exhibition of the New Year is a solo show by Lee Jaehyo, more usually seen at Albemarle Gallery. I’m looking forward to seeing his new works using polished nails. Previously the designs have been abstract, looking like constellations of stars. The latest work looks to be moving towards more representational designs. Lee […]

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January events 2017

by Philip Gowman 1 January 2017
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Exhibitions Han Collection’s exhibition of colonial era posters and prints runs from 6th to 28th January. The UK Korean Artists Association has a two week exhibition, i, kid, at the KCC, 16 – 28 January. The exhibition opens with a performance on 16 January. The London Art Fair runs from 18th to 22nd January. Screenings […]

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Event news: Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang is screening at Picturehouse Central

by Philip Gowman 31 December 2016
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My heart sank when I heard that someone was turning this eccentric piece of sporting diplomacy into a movie. And now it’s briefly in the cinemas… Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang Director: Colin Offland. 2016. UK/North Korea. 93min Picturehouse Central Sat 31st Dec 16:35 | Sun 1st Jan 16:45 | Thu 5th Jan 15:30 […]

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Event news: i, kid — the Korean Artists Association residency at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 28 December 2016
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This is now the seventh exhibition by the Korean Artists Association UK to be held at the KCC. Their opening performance is always very popular and numbers are strictly limited so get your registration in early. Note that registration is via koreanartuk@gmail.com and not the normal KCC address. i, kid — 우리어릴적 Exhibition and performance […]

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Festival Film review: Spirit’s Homecoming

by Philip Gowman 27 December 2016
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With the signing of the Comfort Women “deal” between Japan and South Korea in December 2015 – a deal signed without consulting the victims themselves – the issue of the wartime sex slaves once again came to the fore. While the inter-governmental negotiators were reaching the final stages of their deal-making, Cho Jung-rae’s long-term project […]

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Event news: 43rd London Open Go Congress 2016

by Philip Gowman 24 December 2016
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If you’re looking for something different between Christmas and the New Year and are in the Great Portland Street area, why not look in at the London Open Go (Baduk) Congress? This year it’s sponsored by DeepMind, the company whose AlphaGo computer beat 18-time world champion Lee Se-dol earlier this year. There’s a strong chance that the […]

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Event news: Sewol documentary screening at Birkbeck, 9 Jan

by Philip Gowman 23 December 2016
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A special screening of the newly released documentary film ‘SEWOL’ by Director Ok-Hee Jeong, hosted by the Birkbeck International Documentary Society. Sewol Director and Producer: Ok-Hee Jeong, 2016, 79mins Monday, 9 January 2017 at 18:30–20:30 Room B34 | Birkbeck | University of London | Malet Street | London WC1E 7HX Admission free. No registration required. […]

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K-music review: Darkness Poomba at The Place, Euston

by Philip Gowman 22 December 2016
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For the final event of K-Music 2016 we were introduced to the first UK visit of Modern Table headed by the multi-talented Kim Jae-duk, who choreographed the work as well as being an integral member of the dance troupe, though much of the time he was also front of stage singing or playing various wind […]

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Gig review: Asian Chairshot + Danpyunsun and the Sailors @ RichMix

by 앤서방 20 December 2016
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앤서방 reviews the second of 2016’s K-music festival gigs at Rich Mix  Each year I look forward to visits from Korean indie musicians to the UK. Starting with ska-punk rabble rousers Crying Nut’s thrilling London show in 2006, over the years we have been treated to some of the most interesting, exciting and original acts: […]

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Exhibition news: Memories of Korea, at Han Collection from 6 January

by Philip Gowman 18 December 2016
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An interesting exhibition to start the New Year: Memories of Korea – Cross-vision from East and West 6th – 28th January 2017 Han Collection | 30 Museum Street | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk A collection of woodblock prints from both eastern and western artists, using traditional Japanese woodblock printing techniques along with a mix […]

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Event news: Practical Engagement with DPR Korea

by Philip Gowman 14 December 2016
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News of a one-day conference in Cambridge early in the New Year: Practical Engagement with DPR Korea: Progress and Prospects Pyongyang University of Science and Technology UK Scholarship Programme You are invited to a Symposium to be held at Cripps Court | Magdalene College | 1-3 Chesterton Road | Cambridge CB4 3AD Saturday 7th January […]

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