A look back at 2011 – part 3

In the final part of our look back at 2011, we summarise some of the news stories which caught our eye. China This year the region’s biggest economy continued flexing its muscles: it conducted the first test flight of its new stealth fighter, announced that it had deployed stealth missile speedboats in the East China […]

A look back at 2011 – part 2

In the second of our articles we look at stories relating to Sports, Tourism, and national branding and marketing. And K-pop and celebrities are never far away when talking of Brand Korea. Sports and Tourism Jeju was provisionally listed as one of the worlds New 7 Wonders, after a multi-month international marketing campaign. Celebrities ranging […]

A look back at 2011 – part 1

LKL’s annual look back at the stories and events of the last 12 months; this year, a multi-part piece, starting with some heritage, film, and the development of Korean food among world cuisines. Heritage The Ilsungrok (diaries of the daily lives of Joseon kings) and the written and visual logs of the pro-democracy movement in […]

KCNA on the death of Kim Jong-il

The death of Kim Jong-il has provided many Korea-watchers the opportunity to write retrospective assessments of Kim’s life, and speculations about the future. But it is a commonplace that not much can be known for certain about North Korea. The official government mouthpiece is the Korean Central News Agency. It has reported the ice on […]

Muse London: media art focus at the KCC

The group exhibition by Korean artists who have made their home in the UK has just finished; now its time for the annual exhibition of selected students and recent graduates: MUSE LONDON Participating artists: Eemyun KANG, Seokyeong KANG, EE, Wonwoo LEE, Sean ROH and Kiwoun SHIN From 16 December 2011 to 21 January 2012 the […]

Boundaries at C99 Art Project

News of a group show including two Korean artists in Kensal Rise: Boundaries Farid Rasulov | Hyo Myoung Kim | Jane McAdam Freud | Littlewhitehead | Yoonjin Jung C99 Art Project, 99 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, London NW10 3DN December 2011 – January 2012 Boundaries is a collaboration between Gazelli Art House and C99 Art […]

Serenade – A letter to the other side

News of a varied concert this weekend in Notting Hill: Serenade – A letter to the other side Saturday 17th December 2011, 7pm St. Peters Church Kensington Park Road London W11 2PN Free Admission Charity collection Serenade – A letter to the other side follows on from the successful classical evening Serenade – Songs to […]