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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Hyelim Kim: Taegŭm in Motion

by Events Editor 8 September 2017
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Hot on the heels of her Sonics concert at St Ethelburga’s last month, Hyelim Kim announces another recital in Southwark: Hyelim Kim Taegŭm Recital: Taegŭm in Motion supported by Joel Bell Roof Studio | Siobhan Davies Dance | 85 St George’s Road | London SE1 6ER | www.siobhandavies.com 14 September 2017, 7:30pm Admission Free I […]

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The Villainess gets additional London screenings

by Events Editor 8 September 2017
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Jung Byung-gil’s The Villainess, the final LKFF Teaser, is getting some additional London screenings. On the same night that the KCC is screening it at the Regent Street Cinema you could, alternatively, catch the “blood-soaked action extravaganza about an international assassin seeking vengeance” at the BFI (Monday 11 September 18:30 | NFT1). Or if you’re […]

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London band Ooberfuse join Yoon Band in Seoul Amnesty gig

by Events Editor 5 September 2017
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Woolwich-based electropop duo Ooberfuse will be playing on Seoul with YB (Yoon Do-hyun’s band) as part of an Amnesty International project in support of refugees everywhere. The music video for the band’s upcoming single features the well-known North Korean exile and campaigner Jihyun Park, along with her daughter. This is an interesting project and I […]

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Kim Yong-ik: Artist of the Year exhibition at the KCC

by Events Editor 3 September 2017
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With the KCC’s first Artist of the Year exhibition back in 2014, which featured the work of Lee Bul, the London solo show ran in parallel with an exhibition at a major provincial gallery – Ikon Gallery in Birmingham in that instance. This year, Spike Island in Bristol partners with the KCC. The exhibition is […]

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Kim Yong-ik: I Believe My Works Are Still Valid — at Spike Island, Bristol

by Events Editor 3 September 2017
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Coinciding with the KCCUK’s Artist of the Year exhibition, Spike Island in Bristol is holding a parallel solo show giving a retrospective of Kim Yong-ik’s work: Kim Yong-ik: I Believe My Works Are Still Valid Spike Island | 133 Cumberland Road | Bristol BS1 6UX | www.spikeisland.org.uk 30 September to 17 December 2017 Tuesday to […]

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Autumn 2017 season of lectures at SOAS

by Events Editor 3 September 2017
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Here are the seminars announced for the Autumn 2017 season at SOAS. Check the SOAS website for updates. 29/09/17 Reimagining the Self: North Korean Multiple Migrants’ Remaking Time and Place in Contemporary Japan Dr Markus Bell 06/10/17 The Confucian (Im)perfection of Renunciation – Implications of holding and abandoning a public position for Joseon literati Dr. […]

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