May is a big month for ceramics; and Youn Sun Nah celebrates her new album with a performance at Ronnie Scotts:
- Say Sue Me are at 100 Club supporting Japanese group Otoboke Beaver on 1 May
- Kyung-wha Chung plays unaccompanied Bach at the Barbican on 10 May
- The Barberettes return to London, with Sultan of The Disco, on 23 May
- The DPRK Youth Para-Ensemble is performing in Oxford, Cardiff, Cambridge and London, 26-30 May
- The KCC’s House Concert this month is on 30 May with baritone Sung Kyu Choi
- Youn Sun Nah is at Ronnie Scotts to launch her new album on 31 May
- The KCC’s new season of screenings entitled On Foreign Ground continues with Bandhobi (Shin Dong-il) on 4 May and Scenery (Zhang Lu) on 11 May.
- He’s on Duty (Yook Sanh-Hyo) gets a screening at SOAS on 12 May.
- The next LKFF teaser screening is Queen of Walking (Baek Seung-hwa), on 22 May.
- Korean Ceramics: Between Serenity and Dynamism opens at the KCC on 3 May
- Made in Korea – an exhibition of Korean ceramics opens at Sladmore Contemporary on 3 May and moves to Brighton for the rest of May.
- Arumjigi’s exhibition Craft Narrative: Beauty in Everyday Living opens near the V+A on 3 May
- Puncheong: Crossing the timelines opens at Han Collection on 5 May
- North Korean artist in exile Song Byeok has a 5 day UK debut exhibition at Amnesty UK from 8 May
- The V+A’s new display of Contemporary Korean Ceramics opens on 19 May.
Talks and conferences
- North Korean artist in exile talks at SOAS on 8 May
- The UK’s ambassadors to Seoul and Pyongyang will be talking at SOAS on 11 May. Our man in Seoul will be at Asia House in the morning for corporate members.
- The 2017 International Symposium on North Korean Human Rights takes place on 18 May
- Min Jin Lee and Suki Kim appear at Asia House on 23 May and 24 May respectively.
- There are discussions associated with the DPRK Youth Para-Ensemble tour: in Oxford on 25 May and at SOAS on 31 May.
- 31 May’s literature night at the KCC focuses on Han Kang’s Human Acts (LKL review here)