There’s no let-up in the season of Advent.
- O Bang Saek is the must-see exhibition at the KCC, but it ends on Tuesday 4 December. Hurry.
- Also essential for this month are some short films by London Korean artists. See under Film below.
- Phobia finishes at Hanmi Gallery on 5 December. They have another show, To Remain: It’s just a matter of time, starting on 12 December
- Choi and Lager’s exhibition at Neo Bankside – spectacular venue – is still installed, but coming down soon. I’m paying it another visit on 3 December as they’ve added more artists since it first opened. You need to pre-book.
- Lee Jinhan has a solo show at Hada Contemporary (I Eat, I vomit) starting 6 December
- The KCC has its annual group show of Korean student artists, Now X Here, starting 12 December.
- Christmas in August screens at the Roxy on 3 December. A classic.
- Art film screening #1: The Shade of Prosperity at Rivington Place (5 artists)
- Art film screening #2: One Fine Day in Camden on 8 December, with Q&A.
- Im Soon-rye is the final director of the month at the KCC: Waikiki Brothers, Forever the Moment, Fly Penguin and Rolling Home with a Bull, on successive Thursdays.
- Grace Yeo plays at the Purcell Room on 3 December
- Joo Yeon Sir plays Elgar and Schubert at St Martin in the Fields on 11 December
- The KCC is holding a seasonal K-pop evening on 8 December
- There’s the little matter of BIGBANG playing Wembley Arena on 14 / 15 December
- The SOAS free seminar this month is Jerome De Wit (7 December: Motivations for Writing during the Korean War)