I’d like to welcome a new contributor to this site. Beccy Kennedy first visited this site a few weeks ago asking to be put in touch with Korean artists in the UK and with Korean societies in Manchester. Once again daeguowl came up with the answers. But it didn’t take me long to spot that she had some specialist skills which this site needs: as you will know I have no special skills but lots of enthusiasm, so when it comes to specialist areas like the visual arts I’m floundering. Beccy studied Korean and Japanese History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS and now is doing a PhD, examining protest in contemporary Korean art at MIRIAD in Manchester. In which connection she’s still interested in meeting Korean artists, so if there are any out there reading this please drop her a line at beccykennedy at yahoo dot co dot uk.
Her first article is a welcome review of Asia House’s exciting Through the Looking Glass exhibition, and I’m hoping she will contribute again in the future.
I’m always keen to get new views onto this site. If any of you out there feel you’d like to contribute, please get in touch. I’d particularly like to hear from someone knowledgeable on the Korean popular music scene, or from someone willing to write the occasional review / account of the various public lectures and performances which take place. For example, I’m not going to be able to go to the closing event of Think Korea down at the Fairfield Hall on 13 December. Does anyone fancy doing a review?