AKS event: Exploring Korea’s Cultural Legacy

Notice of an event at the Korean Cultural Centre, put on by the Anglo Korean Society

Francesca Cho: North and South 2 (1997)EXPLORING KOREA’S CULTURAL LEGACY
FROM PAST TO PRESENT

THURSDAY 16th JUNE 2009
6.15 pm for 6.30 pm

KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE UK
Grand Buildings, 1 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5EJ

We would like to invite you to a delightful evening of Korean culture and history.

Hang-Jin Chang (Linklaters LLP) and Matthew Jackson will present a series of short films on some of Korea artistic and cultural treasures, and Francesca Cho will introduce a series of modern paintings inspired by King Sejong’s alphabet Hangul, which continues to influence her work to this day.

The films will cover

  • The Sarira Casket,
  • Koryo Buddhist Paintings,
  • Sokkuram Grotto,
  • Hanbok,
  • Hangul, and
  • Korea Today.

These were recently shown to more than 2,000 people in Brussels at the Smile of Buddha exhibition, which was one of the largest offerings of Korean art to date with over 60,000 visitors.

Francesca’s paintings are taken from the ‘Cycle of Flying Dragons’ series, made in the late 90’s as part of her Bachelor of Arts degree, and will present them for the first time since their first exhibition.

Matthew Jackson and Hang-Jin Chang are members of the Korean Spirit and Cultural Promotion Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Korea’s history and culture. They currently work in consultancy and the law, both having graduated from Oxford University in 2004, and have worked as volunteer members of KSCPP since 2006.

Francesca Cho is an artist who has worked in the UK for over fifteen years, and whose works have been displayed throughout Europe.

Followed by a wine reception

Free for Members / £5.00 to Non members

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