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Event news: performances in the upcoming Korean Avant-Garde exhibition

News of two performances taking place as part of the upcoming KCCUK exhibition Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive. There will also be two performances (Snail’s Gallop and The Method of Drawing 76–2) by the veteran artist Lee Kun-yong on the opening night, 26 June.


Performance: The Sea Child, Octopus and Brass Bell
30 June, 5pm
Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings, 1 – 3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

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Zadie Xa presents a new performance work bringing together live storytelling, sound and costumes. Working with performance artist Jihye Kim, The Sea Child, Octopus and Brass Bell is an exploration of hybrid identities, and cultural translations between mother and child, woven into a fictional narrative inspired by events both real and imagined.

Costumes by Benito Mayor Vallejo, Pilar Vallejo Millan and Zadie Xa.
Text by Taylor Le Melle and Zadie Xa


Performance: A Conversation between Generations Deprived of Generations
A Conversation without a Counterpart
27, 29 July, 1pm, 5pm
Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings, 1 – 3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

Shiqing Wang-min

Hyun Joon Chang will perform a new work based on his initial encounter with artist Neung-Kyung Sung in Korea. This performance attempts to establish a cross-generational dialogue with Neung-Kyung Sung through the variations of categories that are used when trying to understand and categorize Neung-Kyung Sung’s artistic practice. Such as generation, majority/anti-generation, minority, and derivative. The absence of Neung-Kyung Sung’s body however complicates the dialog and connection that Hyun Joon Chang wishes to achieve. And creates a new layer with the works of Neung-Kyung Sung that are present in the exhibition.

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