It’s the month for festivals, though it’s looking like the annual Kingston Korean festival may not be happening this year. If anyone knows any different, please let me know. In compsensation, the Korean Artists Association’s annual residence at the KCC is longer this year, starting 12 August.
- The Edinburgh Fringe is under way, with 7 Korea-related shows.
- Kim Young-ha is at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 22 August
- Hopefully Kim Aeran will be making an appearance too as she reaches the end of her residency at the University of Edinburgh
- The Seoul Phil will be at the Proms on 27 August playing Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Unsuk Chin.
- The series of films featuring music director Cho Young-wuk continues with The Concubine (Kim Dae-seung, 2012) and Nameless Gangster (Yoon Jong-bin, 2012) screening on 14 and 28 August respectively.
- Je Baak has a solo show at HADA Contemporary from 14 August
- The Korean Artists Association has its annual residency at the KCC, 12-30 August. The group show is entitled Korea Chronicles, with an opening performance on 12 August.
- Soonhak Kwon’s solo show continues at Union Gallery all month, as does Bongsu Park’s duo show at Rosenfeld Porcini.
- At Mokspace, Jaeho Park’s show finishes on 9 August, while Jieun Kim’s starts on 14 August
- The solo exhibition of veteran artist Seung-taek Lee continues at Mot Intermational until 23 August
- Meekyoung Shin’s Cabinet of Curiosities is in Lincolnshire all month; her toilet project continues in Sketch London and of course her Plinth Project continues in Cavendish Square.
- The KCC’s summer exhibition, Inventing Temperature, closes on 2 August.