The first Korea-UK Dream Film Festival

I wish I’d heard about this earlier. We’ve already missed the first evening of the festival, and unfortunately for the second evening on 1 July you’re going to have to choose between this, an interesting talk at the KCC, and an introduction to the Kimchi Project. ‘Korea – UK Student Dream film festival 2013’ (KUDFF) […]

The Kimchi Project at The Greenwich Series

Many of you will have come across Antonia Mochan’s Kimchi Project – her one-woman campaign to visit all the Korean restaurants within Zone 1 and to review the quality of their kimchi, while raising money for charity. She’s giving a little talk about her project at The Greenwich Tavern on 1 July at 8pm as […]

Exhibition visit: Who is Alice? – Works from the MMCA collection at Spazio Lightbox, Venice

In previous years, the Venice Biennale has featured a number of Korea-related shows as collateral events scattered around the islands, giving a dedicated visitor the opportunity to walk through the backstreets and explore the vaporetto network while enjoying new artworks. In 2013 most of the Korean artists were gathered together in one place, in an […]

Tenor Yun Jung-soo’s Wigmore Hall debut

The Richard Tauber prize for singers is awarded every 2 years in a competition sponsored by the Anglo-Austrian Music Society. It is open to young singers of any country resident in the United Kingdom or Austria. The first prize is £5,000 plus a public recital in London. The 2010 winner was Yun Jung-soo. The Anglo-Austrian […]

Yu Jinyoung: I’m OK — at Choi and Lager

It’s a bit far from London, but if you’re in Germany this is well worth a visit. Yu Jinyoung’s solo show at Union Teesdale back in 2008 was profoundly moving. Jinyoung Yu: I’m OK CHOI&LAGER Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition by Jinyoung Yu in Cologne, Germany. The sculptor Jinyoung Yu manufactures full-scale, […]

1956 – The birth of the hallyu?

Not really. But there’s a nice story in the Korea Herald about what is believed to be the first ever single released by a Korean artist in the U S of A: Ok Doo-ok’s East of Make Believe – a 1956 English-language remake of Korean singer Hyeon In’s Gohyangmanri, which roughly translates as “Miles Away […]

Saatchi picks Han Jaeyeol as One to Watch

Six weeks after picking Shin Kwang-ho in their weekly series of artists to watch, Saatchi Online has selected another Korean artist to focus on: Han Jae-yeol. According to the website, much of his current work is influenced by his posting to Haiti while on National Service. “Amidst the devastation [after the 2010 earthquake] he was […]