Tate acquires Suh Do-ho Staircase

Tate Modern has acquired a work by Suh Do-ho, a version of which was shown at the Hayward Gallery’s exhibition Psycho Buildings in 2008. This version was tailor-made to fit in a specific room in the Tate. Details below are from the Tate’s 2010-2011 Annual Report available as a pdf download from the Tate’s website […]

What is the Donguibogam and what is in it?

Koreans usually have two choices when they have to visit a clinic: one is a medical clinic, employing western medicine for treatment; and the other is a traditional clinic, employing traditional medicine. There are many obvious differences between the two types, mainly concerning methods of diagnosis and treatment. Most importantly, the traditional medical clinic has […]

NyLon: London-New York Exchange Exhibition

An interesting transatlantic collaboration forms the basis of the current exhibition at the KCC: Exhibition Dates: 25 October 2011 – 26 November 2011 Private View: Tuesday 25 October 2011, 6.30pm The Korean Cultural Centre UK and the Korean Cultural Service New York present NyLon: London – New York Exchange Exhibition This collaboration features four contemporary […]

Book review: Land of Scholars (Kang Jae-eun)

The Land of Scholars: Two Thousand Years of Korean Confucianism by Kang Jae-eun (translated from Japanese to Korean by Ha Woo-bong, then from Korean into English by Suzanne Lee) Homa & Sekey Books 2006; original Japanese version published in 2003. 515 pp Students of Korean history, and particularly of the Joseon dynasty, will inevitably at […]

Donguibogam: Prevention before Treatment

The Donguibogam is a medical encyclopedia written by Heo Jun (1539-1615), a royal physician and renowned doctor, in the 16th to 17th century. People often say there has been no traditional Korean medicine (TKM) doctor greater than him since. The encyclopedia was registered at UNESCO as part of the ‘Memory of the World’ register in […]