Lee Bul: Crashing, at Hayward Gallery

A retrospective of Lee Bul’s work is coming up at the Hayward Gallery. We are promised that she will bring “cyborgs, mirrored labyrinths and a Zeppelin” to the newly refurbished South Bank space. Lee Bul: Crashing Hayward Gallery, 30 May – 19 August 2018 From 30 May to 19 August 2018, Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery […]

Say Sue Me + Billy Carter play Windmill Brixton

Two Korean bands on their UK tour join together at the Windmill: Say Sue Me + Billy Carter Windmill Brixton | 22 Blenheim Gardens | London SW2 5BZ Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 8pm – 11pm Adv Tickets £8.00 via WeGotTickets Facebook event page Damnably presents Say Sue Me’s first solo London headline show with […]

BKS event: The Two Ambassadors

The annual event hosted by the British Korean Society with our ambassadors to the Koreas. Highly recommended: An Update on the UK-Korea Relationship Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 6.30pm to 9.00pm SOAS, University of London Alumni Lecture Theatre | Paul Webley Wing | Senate House | Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG Book […]

Text of the Panmunjeom Declaration

I’m wondering why a text as significant as this one is not prominently displayed on the Chongwadae or Ministry of Unification websites. The following is the unofficial translation you can find in the English-language newspapers. If there’s a materially different official version that subsequently comes to light I’ll repost. Update 12 May 2018 – I’ve […]

KCC May House Concert: Piano Quintet with Joon Yoon

May’s House Concert features music by Brahms and Schubert: KCCUK May House Concert Tuesday 22 May 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Programme Schubert: Fantasie for Violin and Piano in C major, D. 934 Schubert: Piano Sonata in C […]

Book review: Lee Yil – Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction

Lee Yil: Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary Art, 1970 – 1996 Initial draft translations: Chung Yeon-shim, Park Eun-ah, Park Sung-ji Final translations: Paul O’Kane, Song Bada Published by AICA (International Association of Art Critics) / Les Presses du Réel, Dijon, France, 2018, 212pp How often do you read the learned […]

Screening: The Old Garden

Continuing the season of adaptations of Korean novels. LKL’s seven-year-old review of the novel can be found here. The Old Garden (오래된 정원) Director: Im Sang-soo (2007, 112 mins) Cast: Ji Jin-hi, Yum Jung-ah, Kim Eung-soo, Kim Hyun-ah Original novel by Hwang Sok-yong KCCUK, 24 May 2018 7:00 pm | Reserve via Eventbrite Anti-government protests […]

LKFF 2018 Teaser Screening #2: Memoir of a Murderer

The second LKFF2018 Teaser screening is Won Shin-yeon’s adaptation of Kim Young-ha’s Memoir of a Murderer: Memoir of a Murderer (살인자의 기억법) Dir Won Shin-yeon (2017, 118min) With Sol Kyung-gu, Kim Nam-gil, Kim Seol-hyun Monday 21 May 2018, 7pm | Regent Street Cinema | Book tickets Serial killers are popular figures in South Korean cinema, […]

Book Review: Ahn Jung-hyo – White Badge

Ahn Jung-hyo: White Badge Soho Press, NY, 1989, 337pp Originally published as 하얀전쟁, 1983 Translated by the author If I saw Jeong Ji-young’s White Badge (1992) when it screened in London eight years ago, I do not remember it. I cannot imagine having a similar lapse of memory concerning Ahn Jung-hyo’s Vietnam war novel on […]

Seong-jin Cho plays Chopin in Oxford

This one will be popular: Seong-Jin Cho & the Oxford Philharmonic Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Sunday, 29 July 2018 – 20:00 Tickets: £42.00 £30.00 £20.00 £10.00 | Book tickets CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, ‘Eroica’ Seong-Jin Cho piano Marios Papadopoulos conductor […]