A quiet start to the year – just as well: the last few months have been so hectic that we could do with a break.
- The Contemporary Korean Ceramics exhibition continues all month. Watch out for notices of open studios.
- Jewyo Rhii’s The Day 3, Walls and Barbed continues at Amanda Wilkinson Gallery until 21 January
- Her show with Jihyun Jung – Dawn Breaks – continues at The Showroom until 27 January
- The KCC’s first exhibition of the year, on a Pyeongchang theme, opens on 10 January
- The work of Koh Sang-woo is featured in a group show at James Freeman gallery from 11 January
- London Art Fair is 17 – 21 January
- Babbling Comedy continues at the Soho Theatre until 6 January
- SOAS’s first evening seminar of the year is on 19 January: Korean Wave Reception and Participatory Fan Culture in Latin America.
- Two late night K-pop / hip-hop parties on 12 and 13 January and dance workouts / workshops on 13 and 14 – the latter devoted to the music and memory of SHINee’s Jonghyun.
- Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden finishes its residency at the ICA on 6 January.
- Becoming Who I Was screens at the Dochouse cinema, Brunswick Square, 12-14 January. Recommended.
- No KCC film screenings or literature events have been announced yet, giving you a chance to catch up on your backlog, or to get started on the Kim Aeran essay contest.