Here are the events for October that we know of so far:
- We move from Choi Min-sik to Ha Jung-woo in the KCC’s year of the four actors. First up is The Unforgiven (Dir Yoon Jong-bin) on 10 October, with an as yet unannounced film on 24 October
- The 57th BFI London Film Festival has two Hong Sang-soos (Nobody’s Daughter Hae-won and Our Sun-hi), the latest big-star gangster flick (New World) and Lebanon Emotion, an award-winning debut from Jung Young-heon.
- Is it art or is it film? There is a screening of some of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s work, followed by a discussion, at the ICA on 26 October.
Talks and Seminars
- Aidan Foster Carter talks on current developments in North Korea, at the Japan Society on 2 October
- SOAS’s autumn programme kicks off with three evening seminars:
- Young C. Kim on North Korean Nukes on 17 October
- Jamie Doucette on Economic Democracy in South Korea, on 18 October
- Jung-Ah Woo on South Korean migrant artists, on 25 October
- John Everard introduces his Only Beautiful Please to the Anglo Korean Society on 16 October
- Shin Meekyoung’s solo show, Archetype, at Sumarria Lunn continues all month. She also participates in a group show, Heritage Reinvented, at Tryon Street Gallery from 3 October. Her Toilet Project can be experienced at an art venue possibly near you, and you can still see her work in Cavendish Square
- The annual Korean Collective at Albemarle Gallery lasts until 5 October
- Park Jaeho’s solo show at Mokspace, Obsession, lasts until 5 October
- Choi Eun-sook’s solo show at Mokspace opens on 8 October
- The KCC’s group show of works engaging with Theresa Hak Kyung Cha lasts until 26 October
- Oak Jungho’s solo show at 43 Inverness Street starts on 4 October
- Park Bongsu and Myoung Jae-bum’s show, Lineage, is at Blackhorse Lane Studios, 4 – 6 October
- Kim Minae’s solo show, Thoughts on Habit, is at HADA Contemporary from 17 October
- Grace Yeo (piano) performs at All Souls Langham Place on 10 October
- Lee Soo-youn performs piano music at St Peter’s Church in Hammersmith, with Rowan Vince, on 19 October
- Further afield – Simon and Martina from Eat Your Kimchi are doing a European Tour with stops in Norway, Sweden, Holland and Poland.