Koreans: you drink sitting down, with anju. We drink standing up, with no anju. When it’s warm, we stand outside. That’s just the way it is. And that’s why you see people drinking outside pubs in London on a nice evening.
A North Korean poem: Ryugyong Hotel Now covered in glass So Kim Jong-il Can cover his as tonishing policy myopia (sorry, the last bit doesn’t quite scan) via Aidan Foster-Carter
Kim Han-min’s Arrow the Ultimate Weapon is a high-energy historical action flick which will get the London Korean Film Festival 2011 off to a rip-roaring start. Without revealing too much about the plot, suffice it to say that enough baddies get what they deserve to make you feel reasonably good on emerging from the cinema. […]
Fancy! The Torygraph’s 2002 obituary of Choi Hong Hi manages to omit that the founder of Taekwondo died in, er, Pyongyang. http://tgr.ph/oTJPXq. Via Aidan Foster-Carter.
Do we need another Liaisons Dangereuses remake? EJ Yong’s was a bit dull. How will Hur Jin-ho fare with Jang Dong-gun? http://t.co/D5t6GM07
News of the upcoming exhibition at MokSpace, near the British Museum: A device: Back to the moment Time: 30 September at 18:00 – 06 October at 18:00 Location: Mokspace 33, Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH London, United Kingdom Mokspace is pleased to present the group exhibition “A device: Back to the moment”. This exhibition features […]
Kiejo Sarsfield’s Korean cookery classes for October (11am Saturdays in the Chalfonts) are 8, 15, 22, & 29th. Contact kiejosarsfield at hotmail dot co dot uk for details.
The mission of Seoul’s hagwon inspectors: to find children who are studying after 10 pm. And stop them. Interesting article on Korean education in Time magazine. http://t.co/s77wkiRh
The second Asia Triennial Manchester commences in October, with plenty of Korean interest: Junebum Park 19 November – 5 December CUBE Gallery Junebum Park is an artist based in Korea. Through a clever shift of perspective, Junebum transforms the most ordinary of environments into extraordinary scenes in which the artist’s hands interfere with the forces […]
In Gyeongju? Had too much Silla dynasty culture? Try the Teddy Bear museum – including bears visiting models of tourist attractions such as the Seokguram Grotto. Cute. http://t.co/aPfXkhCF
Korea is the metrosexual capital of the world, accounting for 18% of global sales of male beauty products and potions http://t.co/mrcSq7PJ
A Korean adoptee has been elected to the French senate for the Green Party. There are around 12,000 Korean adoptees in France. http://t.co/hZ9TIijx
Interesting feature on two exhibitions of Korean portraiture, including a 1617 portrait of “the first Korean in Europe” http://t.co/lVN629Bx, also http://bit.ly/r9fy9g
Coinciding with rather too many events for London Design Week, three galleries competed with each other last Friday, 23 September, with opening events to show various eccentricities of the contemporary Korean art scene in London. After a quick look in at the dozen or so Korean MA students from Kingston University who were holding their […]
A slice of Seoul on exhibit in London: Korea Times features Bae Jung-hyun’s / JW Stella’s eclectic show in a City gallery http://t.co/oCXQNff2. One of four I went to on Friday night.
Bae Doo-Na will have to speak British English for her upcoming role in the Wachowskis’ movie “Cloud Atlas”, says a Chosun Ilbo interview. http://t.co/hy4Dtdps
News of an upcoming exhibition in the Albemarle Gallery, 7-29 October: THE SENSES ; INTERACTIVE PERCEPTION BAE JOONSUNG | CHA JONGRYE | HONG SUNGCHUL 7 – 29 OCTOBER 2011 HADA Contemporary is pleased to present ‘The Senses ; Interactive Perception’ a group exhibition with artists Bae Joonsung, Cha Jongrye and Hong Sungchul. Although at first […]