Event Notices

As part of FIRST 2014: A Festival of Solo Performances at Tristan Bates Theatre: Yoshiko 1945 Starring Yuna Shin Directed by Linda Miller 19 April 2014, 4pm. Peking. 1945. Yoshiko Kawashima receives a shocking letter from her adoptive father, forcing her to look back on her incredible life and unforgivable actions. Yoshiko, born a Chinese […]

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North Korea: Threat or Bluster? — at Asia House

by Philip Gowman 14 April 2014
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On paper, this looks rather an odd talk to have at a literature festival: the controversial journalist John Sweeney who accompanied some LSE students on a tour to North Korea in 2013; and the China and North Korea specialist Paul French, who gave a very interesting talk on foreign investment in North Korean industry at […]

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Chung Chung-hoon is the second of the KCC’s film professionals

by Philip Gowman 9 April 2014
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News of season 2 of the KCC’s “Year of the Film Professionals”. This quarter we are focusing on cinematographer Chung Chung Hoon, who is associated with, or indeed created, Park Chan-wook’s visual style. Note that the Q&A is mid-season, at the end of May. Here are the screenings: Thursday 10 Apr 7pm: Sympathy for Lady […]

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LBF 9 April events at Earls Court: your conflict-checker

by Philip Gowman 9 April 2014
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Take your pick. Here are the choices you have on the second day of the fair at Earls Court. Thankfully, there are no diary conflicts in the evening. Click on the graphic for a more legible version, and click on the various hyperlinks in this post for more details of the different events. You can […]

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LBF 8 April events at Earls Court: your conflict-checker

by Philip Gowman 8 April 2014
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Take your pick. Here are the choices you have on the first day of the fair at Earls Court. And of course you have to choose between Yi Mun-yol at the British Library and Yoon Tae-ho at the KCC in the evening too. Click on the graphic for a more legible version, and click on […]

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Hyun Jeung: Jardins Croisés, at Mokspace from 17 April

by Philip Gowman 6 April 2014
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Hyun Jeung’s exhibition of lovely woodblock prints at Mokspace in 2012 still lingers in the memory. So I’ll be sure to call in at her new solo show: Hyun Jeung: Jardins Croisés 18th April – 7th May 2014 Opening night: Thursday 17th April 6.00 – 8.00 pm Mokspace | 33 Museum Street| Bloomsbury | London […]

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The Art of Printing: Korea’s Evolving Printing Types

by Philip Gowman 5 April 2014
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Organised to coincide with the London Book Fair, this exhibition at the KCC is curated by the Korean Publishers Association: The Art of Printing: Korea’s Evolving Printing Types Exhibition Dates: 07 April 2014 – 14 June 2014 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK The World’s Oldest Wooden and Metal Printing Technologies – Korea’s Printing Culture presented […]

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Park Seungmo – solo show at HADA Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 30 March 2014
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A new direction for Park Seungmo: very different work in a solo exhibition at HADA Contemporary. Park Seungmo: Solo exhibition 3 – 27 APRIL 2014 HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner Street | London | E2 9DG | www.hadacontemporary.com Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm | Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm HADA Contemporary is pleased […]

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Between the lines — Work by Jihee Kim, at cueB Gallery

by Philip Gowman 26 March 2014
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Following on from Jihee Kim’s solo show in St Pancras’s crypt last summer, she now has a solo show down in Brockley, SE4, a quick train ride from London Bridge, opening this Friday. Between the lines — Work by Jihee Kim An exhibition curated by Franco la Russa 28th March – 27th April 2014 Private […]

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Leonard Johansson: Confessions of an Opium Eater — at Hanmi Gallery

by Philip Gowman 24 March 2014
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Hanmi Gallery’s 33rd interim exhibition is by Swedish-Korean artist Leonard Johansson. Leonard Johansson: Confessions of an Opium Eater 28 March – 27 April 2014, Every day 12-7pm Preview: Thursday 27 March Hanmi Gallery | 30 Maple Street | London | W1T 6HA | www.hanmigallery.co.uk Hanmi Gallery is pleased to present Confessions of an Opium Eater, […]

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Ki Hyoung Tak: Loyalty, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 20 March 2014
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Notice of the next exhibition at Mokspace, from 27 March, featuring the Senior Director of Photography at the Hankyoreh newspaper. The excellent ceramics exhibition by Sun Ae Kim finishes this Saturday, 22 March. Ki Hyoung Tak: Loyalty 27th March – 12th April 2014 Opening night: Wednesday 26th March 6.00 – 8.00 pm Mokspace | 33 […]

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CORD – CELL – CUBE: Bongsu Park at rosenfeld porcini

by Philip Gowman 18 March 2014
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Something I just spotted via Facebook: a new collaboration by Park Bongsu. Those who went to her solo show in Mokspace will remember some video work involving a pair of dancers. This is an opportunity to see a new work live, with three dancers. Booking is essential: CORD – CELL – CUBE by Bongsu Park […]

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The Hairy Bikers come to Korea

by Philip Gowman 17 March 2014
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Coming up this Thursday (20 March) on BBC2 at 8pm, the Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure finally brings them to Seoul. It will be on iPlayer thereafter, but I suspect viewers overseas may need one of those browser plugins which fool websites into thinking you’re logged in from a different country. The Bikers’ programmes are always […]

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K-Fashion Odyssey: Artist Talk Party — Think in Fashion

by Philip Gowman 9 March 2014
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The KCC is bringing its K-fashion Odyssey exhibition to a close with an artist talk, pop-up show and DJ party. The exhibition’s last day is Saturday 15 March. Pre-registration is required for the Friday evening event in the normal way. Artist Talk Party — Think in Fashion Friday 14th March 2014, 7:00 – 10:30 pm […]

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Chun Kwang-young: Exhibition, Monograph and 70th Birthday, at Bernard Jacobson Gallery

by Philip Gowman 2 March 2014
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Those who have been to the Korea gallery at the V&A recently may have noticed a large new acquisition sited opposite the Lie Sang-bong dress: Chun Kwang-young’s Aggregation10-SE032RED, an addition to the collection made possible by Samsung. The work is made of countless pieces of styrofoam individually wrapped in hanji. “The surface is full of […]

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LBF event, 11 Apr 7pm: In conversation with Kim Young-ha

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2014
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The last of six evening events during London Book Fair week at the London Review bookshop: In conversation with Kim Young-ha April 11, 19.00-20.00 Kim Young-ha will be in conversation about his novels, their translation into other languages and adaptation into film. He’ll also be talking about his literary influences, and how his writing reflects […]

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LBF event (Aberystwyth) 11 Apr: Reading Korea, Translating Wales

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2014
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The London Book Fair comes to Wales: Reading Korea, Translating Wales Friday 11 April, 18.00-19.00 Lee Seung-U in conversation with Francesca Rhydderch On her return from East Asia, Dr Francesca Rhydderch, author of The Rice Paper Diaries (Seren 2013) interviews Korean writer Lee Seung-U. Lee is a novelist and professor of Korean literature at Chosun […]

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