This year the British Ceramics Biennial has two major strands with a Korean interest: first, a continuation of the Made in Korea project curated by Kay Aplin of Brighton’s Ceramic House, with output from a residency programme in which Korean potters Kim Jin and Baek Kyung-won produced work that responds to the ceramics produced by Wedgwood. […]

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Korean designers at London Design Fair

by Philip Gowman 23 September 2017
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Am I the only one confused about the branding of the design shows held in London at the end of September, and dismayed at the uselessness of their web designers? The branders seem to have decided that bunch of shows that have been around for a while should be gathered together under the heading of […]

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Kim Juree’s work at the V+A is melting …

by Philip Gowman 22 September 2017
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An integral and intended feature of Kim Juree’s work is that it self-destructs. As I said a couple of months ago when first reporting on the V+A’s Contemporary Korean Ceramics exhibition: “Kim makes models of 1980s-1990s houses being demolished in her naighbourhood. The houses are characterised by a unique combination of western and Korean architectural […]

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Lee Kang-hyo in Making Futures at Plymouth College of Art

by Philip Gowman 22 September 2017
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Doh! Things are so busy at the moment that I’m having difficulty keeping up with everything. I popped into the V+A this afternoon to check out the Korean jewellery designers who are here for the London Design Festival, and bumped into Rosalie Kim. We started chatting about the British Ceramics Biennial which starts in Stoke-on-Trent […]

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Factory Girls by Yangson Project tours London, Midlands and South

by Events Editor 22 September 2017
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The performing arts programme of Korea/UK 2017-18 year of cultural exchange brings a new production to the UK, in collaboration with Farnham Maltings. The production hits London on 13 October, but is touring the Midlands and South of England before then. Factory Girls 8pm, 13 October 2017 Jacksons Lane | 269a Archway Road | London […]

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Eun-Me Ahn’s Let Me Change Your Name in Dance Umbrella

by Events Editor 21 September 2017
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This should be a treat. After Eun-Me Ahn’s Chunhyang in London (2006) and Princess Bari in Edinburgh (2011), nothing will stop me making it to this one. With music by her regular collaborator Jang Young-gyu (who is also one half of Uhuhboo Project and composer for Be-Being) we are in safe hands. Let Me Change […]

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Gig review: Kathryn Tickell + Black String

by Philip Gowman 20 September 2017
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After witnessing so many astounding gigs at Club Inegales, where musicians from different cultures come together to create new and unrepeatable sounds, it really should not surprise me when a collaboration that looks slightly weird on paper is actually a stunning success when it happens. Collaboration, between Korean and British-based musicians, is one of the […]

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David Bowie Tribute Exhibition – A Korean connection

by Events Editor 17 September 2017
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It’s a while since we had a chance to see Francesca Cho’s work in London; she now appears in a group exhibition in honour of an iconic musician: David Bowie Tribute Exhibition Fiat Chrysler Motor Village UK | 105 Wigmore Street | London W1U 1QY | www.motorvillageuk.com 22nd September – 4th November 2017 Opening hours […]

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Korean artists at START Art Fair 2017

by Events Editor 17 September 2017
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Apologies to Skipwiths, who were good enough to invite me to this year’s START Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery. I got their invitation email and promptly forgot about it. Which meant I completely missed out not only on the works they were showing, but also that of a few other Korean artists / galleries. […]

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KCC’s September house concert features Kitbi Lee (violin)

by Events Editor 16 September 2017
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News of this month’s House Concert at the Korean Cultural Centre: KCC House Concert with Kitbi Lee (violin) with Daniel King Smith piano Tuesday 26 September, 7 pm | Reception Hall, KCCUK Admission is free, but booking is required RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk / 020 7004 2600 Programme Fauré:   Berceuse op.16 | Morceau de lecture | Romance […]

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Screening and discussion: Village vs Empire — Jeju and Gangjeong

by Events Editor 15 September 2017
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A free screening (a premiere) and discussion relating to Jeju Island and the US naval base. Planetary Poetics Workshop: Village versus Empire (2016) Premiere and Panel Discussion 23 September 2017, 6pm – 8pm Darwin Lecture Theatre (LT40) | Darwin Building | UCL | Gower Street | London WC1E 6XA Please register here. As part of our […]

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London East Asia Film Festival 2017: initial programme details announced

by Events Editor 13 September 2017
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Yesterday the London East Asia Film Festival released details of the films it would be showing at its 2017 iteration. Plenty of Korean interest, as you might expect, with a focus on the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (last year, if you remember, they had a Jeonju spotlight). The opening gala screening, Hwang Dong-hyuk’s The […]

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London Korean Film Festival 2017: initial programme details announced

by Philip Gowman 11 September 2017
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Details of the programme for the 2017 London Korean Film Festival were announced earlier this evening at the fun-packed and blood-spattered final teaser screening (Jung Byung-gil’s The Villainess). The detailed schedule will follow in due course, but the below press release gives us plenty to mull over in terms of the individual films. As in […]

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Geumhyung Jeong: Private Collection — Unperformed Objects, at Delfina Foundation

by Events Editor 11 September 2017
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As part of the UK-Korea cultural season, Geumhyung Jeong has a solo show at the Delfina Foundation (following on with her residency there earlier this year) along with performances at Tate Modern. Geumhyung Jeong: Private Collection — Unperformed Objects Delfina Foundation | 29-31 Catherine Place | London SW1E 6DY 28 September – 11 November 2017 […]

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Exhibition / performance: Geumhyung Jeong in Tate Modern Tanks

by Events Editor 11 September 2017
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In conjunction with her solo show at Delfina Foundation, Geumhyung Jeong also presents her work in the Tate Modern Tanks, including two ticketed performances: Tate Live: Geumhyung Jeong 2–8 October 2017 The Tanks | Tate Modern | Bankside | London SE1 9TG Ticketed performances: 3 October at 17.30 and 5 October at 19.00. Book on […]

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Soyoung Chung in Delfina Foundation residency

by Events Editor 10 September 2017
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Browsing the Delfina Foundation website while looking at events for the UK-Korea Year of Culture, I discover that things are happening already. Founded in 2007, Delfina promotes artistic exchange and experimentation. Soyoung Chung residency London: 26 June — 17 September 2017 Soyoung Chung (South Korea) is an artist interested in geological studies. In her practice, […]

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Event news: Haegue Yang + Kim Yong-ik in conversation

by Events Editor 10 September 2017
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As part of the KCC’s Artist of the Year exhibition, a talk between the artist and Haegue Yang, who represented Korea at the 2009 Venice Biennale.  In Conversation: Haegue Yang and Kim Yong Ik Korean Cultural Centre UK | 1-3 Strand | London, WC2N 5BW Tuesday 3 October 2017, 5pm – 6:30pm | Book your […]

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