SOAS Book Launch event: Assorted Chatter about Mr.Y’s Literature

by Philip Gowman 28 September 2014
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Notice of a book launch event as part of SOAS’s ongoing programme of Friday evening seminars: Assorted Chatter about Mr.Y’s Literature Byoung Yoong KANG (Writer & Assistant Professor, Department of Asian and African Studies, University of Ljubljana) 3 October 2014, 5:15 – 7:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery | B102 Type of Event: Book Launch Abstract […]

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Programme for the 2014 London Korean Film Festival announced

by Philip Gowman 24 September 2014
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Here’s the official press release announcing the outline of this year’s London Korean Film Festival, together with some of the key screenings that have been confirmed so far. The detailed schedule will be available in October. It’s a great line-up, and there’s plenty to look forward to. Booking and more detail will be available on […]

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Forum on North Korean Human Rights and Engagement

by Philip Gowman 24 September 2014
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EAHRNK’s notice of their upcoming one-day conference on North Korean Human Rights and Engagement: Rethinking our Approach to Media Reporting, Human Rights, and Engagement with North Korea European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea – EAHRNK Forum: Rethinking our Approach to Media Reporting, Human Rights, and Engagement with North Korea to be held at […]

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Sungfeel Yun solo show at Hanmi Gallery, from 29 September

by Philip Gowman 24 September 2014
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Hanmi Gallery is now up to its 38th Interim Exhibition:. Note that the artist will be giving a talk at the gallery, Thursday 9 October, 7-9pm. Sungfeel Yun: Fields of Immersion 29 SEPTEMBER – 10 OCTOBER 2014 Hanmi Gallery | 30 Maple Street | London W1T 6HA | hanmigallery.co.uk Monday to Saturday 12pm to 6pm […]

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Im Kwon Taek’s Hwajang selected to close 2014 LKFF

by Philip Gowman 23 September 2014
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It’s tremendously good news that the closing gala screening of the London Korean Film festival 2014 is Im Kwon Taek’s 102nd film, Hwajang (western title: Revivre). It synchronises nicely with the KCCUK’s focus on literature this year, as it is based on a short story by Kim Hoon. More importantly, it’s a film that has […]

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Shin Dong-hyuk: “passionate human rights campaigner and an ordinary young man”

by Youngeun Koo 22 September 2014
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Youngeun Koo reports from the first of EAHRNK’s “North Korean Memoirs” events. On Tuesday 16 September, the UK had the rare opportunity to meet Shin Dong-hyuk in person. Shin is so far the only person known to have successfully escaped from Camp 14, a ‘total control camp’ in North Korea. Organised by European Alliance for […]

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A look at the contemporary Korean designers at Tent London 2014

by Philip Gowman 21 September 2014
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Four Korean design studios came to Tent London this year. There’s a gallery of their stalls at the bottom of this brief post. Zeup Design Studio presented some colourful pens which looked like pieces of lemongrass, while Kim HyunJoo Studio presented pens that also doubled as clips and as bookmarks. It was a shame the […]

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A look at some of the Korean design on show at 100% Design London 2014

by Philip Gowman 19 September 2014
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There may not be a Korean Pavilion at 100% Design London this year, but you don’t have to walk far from the central bar area of Earls Court 2 to find Korean designers. Just take one pace the other side of the bar and you come across Kim Been’s stall, Beeeen Company, with her range […]

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Details of the K-Drama Week screenings, 25 – 28 Sept

by Philip Gowman 17 September 2014
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The upcoming week of Korean drama promoted by the KCC is your opportunity to sample three dramas or to binge-watch a complete series. Separately there’s a chance to see a feature-length theatrical screening of IRIS, but here are the details of the screenings of episodes from the TV dramas, which will be held at the […]

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Exhibition visit: Jewyo Rhii at Wilkinson Gallery

by Philip Gowman 16 September 2014
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Shamefully, I’ve never visited Wilkinson Gallery before. If I had, maybe I wouldn’t have been so bowled over by Sung Hwan Kim’s installation in the Tate Modern Tanks a couple of years ago, because Kim had already had two solo shows at Wilkinson which contained some of the work shown at the Tate. So, will […]

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Fashion icon Nora Noh honoured in art and film

by Philip Gowman 15 September 2014
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LKL looks at two works devoted the life and work of Nora Noh: A documentary by Kim Sung-hee (Nora Noh, 2013, South Korea, colour, DCP, 93′) and An installation by Cho Duck-hyun (The Nora Collection, 2008, Graphite and charcoal on canvases, frames, wall papers, dimensions variable) To the current generation of Koreans, two names that […]

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A special Oldboy screening with live music and Q&A

by Philip Gowman 10 September 2014
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When did you last see Oldboy on the big screen? In fact, have you ever seen it on the big screen? Come to think of it, I’m not sure if I have myself. Like many, I’ve got the DVD, and sometimes watch it when it’s screened on Film 4, and of course many of the […]

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IRIS – the movie – screens as part of K-Drama week on 24 Sept

by Philip Gowman 10 September 2014
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IRIS is one of those Korean TV dramas that I’ve secretly been wanting to watch for a while. But as with any TV series, the time available never matches the time required. So to have the series distilled down into a feature-length film is a perfect solution for me. All the stars, presumably most of […]

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K-Drama Week: Global Korean Wave Seminar, 23 September at SOAS

by Philip Gowman 10 September 2014
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Here are details of the talk by IRIS director Yang Yun-ho as part of the KCC’s K-Drama week. An opportunity not to be missed. It’s good that the Khalili Lecture Theatre has been booked for this. The normal room for SOAS’s evening seminars was uncomfortably full at the last K-Drama talk (by Winter Sonata director […]

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Korean Drama week: seminars, screenings and more

by Philip Gowman 10 September 2014
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An exciting few days are coming up focusing on one of Korea’s most popular cultural exports. I’m particularly looking forward to the screening of the film version of IRIS. As for most KCC-sponsored events, pre-registration is required via info@kccuk.org.uk Tuesday 23 September SOAS London University 17:30-19:30 Global Korean Wave Seminar Seminar about Korean Dramas by […]

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Anna Jung Seo: Her 81 Paces, at A&D Gallery

by Philip Gowman 9 September 2014
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News of an upcoming solo show off Marylebone High Street: Anna Jung Seo: Her 81 Paces A & D Gallery | 51 Chiltern St | London | W1U 6LY Tuesday 16th – Saturday 20th September 2014 PV : Tuesday 16th September 6-9pm Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10.30am-7pm | Saturday 10.30am-6pm Last year, an elderly Korean lady […]

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Eemyun Kang at Timothy Taylor Gallery

by Philip Gowman 8 September 2014
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News of an exhibition by Eemyun Kang in Timothy Taylor’s Project Space. The gallery is next door to the Connaught. Eemyun Kang 8 September – 4 October 2014 Project Room, Timothy Taylor Gallery | 15 Carlos Place | London W1K 2EX | www.timothytaylorgallery.com Open Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm | Saturday 11am – 5pm […]

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