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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

June House Concert: Yunho Jeong (piano)

Programme: Nature, Spirit and Fantasy György Kurtág Play with Infinity from Játékok Sae-Ahm Kim Welle (2016/17) W.A.Mozart Fantasia in C minor K.475 Tōru Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch II Olivier Messiaen L’alouette lulu (Catalogue d’oiseaux) György Kurtág Fugitive Thoughts About the Alberti Bass from Játékok F. Schubert Piano Sonata D.894 in G major, 1st mov. ‘Fantasie’ … [Read More]

The Roundup: No Way Out: UK theatrical release

The monster cop Ma Seok-do returns— This time, to the Metro Investigations! Seven years after the roundup in Vietnam, Ma Seok-do (Don LEE) joins a new squad to investigate a murder case. Soon, he finds out this case involves busting a synthetic drug and starts to dig deeper… Meanwhile, the guy behind it all—Joo Sung-chul … [Read More]

Soojin Kang: To Be You, Whoever You Are, at Gathering

Gathering is pleased to present To Be You, Whoever You Are, a solo exhibition of new textile sculpture by Korean artist Soojin Kang. Using the ritualistic actions of weaving, knotting, winding and unwinding to explore the sculptural possibilities of textiles, Kang transubstantiates raw materials into structures that retain unmistakeable traces of their biotic origins. In … [Read More]

Lee Ufan and Claude Viallat: Encounter, at Pace Gallery

Pace Gallery is honoured to present Lee Ufan and Claude Viallat: Encounter, a two-person exhibition organised by the preeminent French curator, Alfred Pacquement. Spanning more than five decades, this exhibition will survey both artists’ enduring commitment to abstraction as a means of engaging philosophical ideas of time, space, and matter. At the centre of this … [Read More]

June events 2023

Exhibitions It’s the last chance to see the V&A’s Hallyu exhibition, which closes on 25 June, and the KCC’s craft week exhibition, Light of Weaving: Labour-Hand-Hours, which closes on 30 June Soojin Kang’s solo show at Gathering continues until 17 June Han Collection’s exhibition of works by buncheong artist Shin Sang-ho also finishes on 17 … [Read More]

Tae Kim: Bloom, at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery

Delicate, impish figures appear against bright, blazing backgrounds, their bodies embellished with or seemingly sprouting flowers and leaves while at other times, characters are hidden deep within thick pockets of foliage. This latest series of portraits by the Seoul-based artist Tae Kim continue her explorations into the heightened emotional experiences of the gaming world with a particular … [Read More]

Okkyung Lee: Live at the ICA

Presenting a rare London appearance by South Korean composer and improviser Okkyung Lee, whose extended use of the cello moves freely between artistic disciples and contingencies, creating vast sonic landscapes across noise, jazz, western classical, as well as her homeland’s traditional and popular music. The artist’s unique approach to her instrument has seen acclaimed releases … [Read More]

Eun-Me Ahn Company: Dragons

Avantgarde South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn’s joyful riot of dance, music and non-stop movement brings together modern and traditional dance styles from across Asia. Whilst dragons are feared in the West, in Asia, they represent lightness, joy and optimism. Pioneering choreographer Eun-Me Ahn’s latest extravagant production sees her extraordinary company of dancers interacting on stage … [Read More]

Book talk: William Franklin Sands in Late Choson Korea – At the Deathbed of Empire, 1896-1904

William Franklin Sands was the highest-ranking foreign adviser in the Korean government in the twilight years of the Choson dynasty. His book, entitled Undiplomatic Memories, first published in 1930 and now nearly a century old, has been the seemingly definitive account of his life and career in Seoul. However, his Papers in the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary outside … [Read More]

Korea Update with the two ambassadors

Two British ambassadors will talk about their work, the UK’s current relations with the two Koreas, and current issues on the Peninsula. Colin Crooks became Ambassador to the Republic of Korea in 2022, having previously served as Ambassador in Pyongyang. He joined the FCO in 1992, and has had other postings to Beijing, Jakarta and … [Read More]

North Korean Food Exhibition in New Malden

To celebrate the Mayor’s Community Weekend, Connect North Korea are delighted to invite you to the North Korean Food Exhibition in New Malden. In this exhibition, North Korean refugee chefs will create North Korean dishes which have special meaning to them. The North Korean chefs will share their memories of these dishes as a way … [Read More]

North Korea: Jihyun Park and Lindsey Miller in conversation

Join us with Jihyun Park and Lindsey Miller who have joined forces for this fascinating evening of both gripping and poignant discussion about their own experiences in North Korea and talking about their books The Hard Road Out: One Womans Escape from North Korea and North Korea: Like Nowhere Else. North Korea is an open-air prison from which … [Read More]

Korea Now! Festival at Outernet and St Giles Square

EXPERIENCE THE VIBRANCE OF KOREA IN THE HEART OF LONDON From bucket list travel inspiration to mouth-watering Korean food, live music and art installations in 360-degree Ultra HD, immerse yourself in all things Korea. Plus be in with a chance to win your dream trip to Korea. Travel Korea is bursting with culture, art, and … [Read More]