Theresa Hak Kyung Cha screens at the ICA

A screening of some of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s films at the ICA, followed by a discussion. It dovetails nicely with the exhibition devoted to Cha at the KCC which closes on the same day as the screening. It would have been nice to have had the screening slightly earlier so that one could go […]

Event news: Super Junior’s Super Show 5

It seems that following Big Bang’s performances in Wembley Arena last year the K-pop promoters have gained confidence that there is a market in London for the big groups. So here comes one of the most established ones, on 9 November. Super Junior – Super Show 5 World Tour 9 November, Wembley Arena, 8pm £56 […]

The autumn season of evening seminars at SOAS

The programme of evening seminars at SOAS for October and November is set out below. Briefly, the agenda is: Thursday 17 October: North Korean nukes Friday 18 October: Economic Democracy in South Korea Friday 25 October: Anxiety and Nostalgia of Korean Contemporary Artists Friday 15 November: North Korean army in the Economy of North Korea […]

Jungho Oak at 43 Inverness Street

43 Inverness Street is hosting a solo show by Jungho Oak, from 4 October: Jungho Oak at 43 Inverness Street 4 October – 9 November PV 3 October 6~9pm 43 Inverness Street is pleased to present a solo exhibition by South Korean artist Jungho Oak. Jungho Oak will be presenting photographs and one single channel […]

Exhibition news: Meekyoung Shin in Heritage Reinvented at new Tryon St gallery

The former British Museum curator Anna Harnden is launching a new contemporary commercial gallery off the Kings Road in Chelsea. Opening on 3rd October 2013, Tryon St Gallery aims to bring together artists from different artistic and cultural backgrounds in order to create new dialogues concerning heritage and the contemporary. Meekyoung Shin adds the opening […]

Crime and Punishment in Chosŏn Korea

Three years ago SOAS held a conference entitled Historians, clerks and accountants: Methodological issues in the use of sources on Chosŏn History. One of the more interesting elements of that day was a consideration of court records of criminal trials and a discussion of Joseon dynasty autopsy techniques. The speaker, Kim Ho, returns this Friday […]

Meekyoung Shin: Archetype, at Sumarria Lunn

Meekyoung Shin continues her hectic programme of exhibitions at Sumarria Lunn from 26 September. Sumarria Lunn are now representing her in the UK, since the closure of Haunch of Venison. Meekyoung Shin: Archetype Exhibition runs: 26th September to 8th November 2013 Sumarria Lunn Gallery | 36 South Molton Lane | Mayfair | London W1K 5AB […]

Hongdae hosts rap v pansori battle

An interesting stunt pitting rappers against pansori performers was held in Hongdae last Friday. When I was waiting for Love X Stereo to come on stage at Freebird, I really should have been down at V-Hall, where the RapPansori battle was held. And a pansori singer was the victor. Source: Joongang Daily