KCC August House Concert: Yoonseo Sally Lee

July’s House Concert at the KCC features Yoonseo Sally Lee (violin): Yoonseo Sally Lee (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano) Tuesday 28 August 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Programme Beethoven Sonata No.1, Op.12: I. Allegro con brio | II. Tema con variazioni: […]

LKFF Teaser #5: Gonjiam – Haunted Asylum

The last LKFF teaser screening of the summer dovetails nicely with Frightfest (which this year occurs 23-27 August): the found footage horror movie Gonjiam by director Jeong Beom-sik, who also brought us the horror movie Epitaph (2007). Note that the London screening is at a later time than usual. Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (곤지암) Director: Jeong […]

BAKS Call for Papers: the Agency of Korean Women

The British Association for Korean Studies has published details of their 2018 workshop and Annual General Meeting in Oxford, and invites proposals for papers and panels: BAKS Workshop: The Agency of Korean Women and BAKS Annual General Meeting 29 September 2018 Wolfson College | Linton Road | Oxford OX2 6UD The British Association for Korean […]

KCC Screening: Black Republic

The final screening in the Rebels with a Cause season: Black Republic (그들도 우리처럼) Director: Park Kwang-Su (1990, 102 mins) Cast: Moon Sung-keun, Park Joong-hoon, Shim Hye-jin, Hwang Hae Thursday 23 August 2018 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book tickets Opening on a pitch black screen, we begin to hear a voice: it is the words […]

Call for Papers: The 6th Yun Posun Memorial Symposium

Just received into my inbox, a call for papers for the 6th Yun Posun Memorial Symposium at the University of Edinburgh: Inequality in Global Cities, Seoul in Comparative Perspective Date: 8th – 9th October 2018 Venue: University of Edinburgh, Playfair Library Seoul, as any global mega cities, inequality persists, as marginalised individuals and communities include […]

I wonder how many people actually saw the full Halo…

As part of the Korea/UK season of cultural collaboration, Kimchi and Chips, a Seoul-based art studio founded by Elliot Woods (UK) and Mimi Son (South Korea) installed a large work entitled Halo in the public space of the Somerset House courtyard for the month of June. In perfect conditions (full sun, no cloud, no breeze), […]

Theatre visit: a changgeuk Trojan Women

An adaptation of a Greek play more than 2400 years old interpreted through the medium of an early 20th century Korean performing practice does not immediately sound a promising theatrical experience, except perhaps to the handful of people who appreciate both Euripides’s take on Homer and Changgeuk’s adaptation of Pansori. Nevertheless, the Purcell Room had […]

Joonhong Min: Urban Camouflage

Hot on the heels of his exhibition in South Hackney, Joonhong Min has a solo show in Leytonstone: Joonhong Min: Urban Camouflage The Stone Space | 6 Church Lane | Leytonstone | London E11 1HG 26 July to 19 August 2018 Private view: Thursday 26th July 18:30 – 20:30 Artist talk: Saturday 8th August 2-4 […]

Park Neung-saeng: Travelling through the seasons

A brief exhibition in Bermondsey: Park Neung-saeng: Travelling through the seasons Friday 27th July 2018 Drinks reception 6:30pm 8:30pm Public Viewing 28th – August 4th 2018 10am to 6pm The Space Station Gallery | 159 Bermondsey St | London SE1 3UX We cordially invite you to a private view of the solo exhibition of painted […]

KCC Screening: Mandala

The fifth screening in the Rebels with a Cause season: Mandala (만다라) Director: Im Kwon-taek (1981, 112 mins) Cast: Ahn Sung-Ki, Jeon Moo-song, Bang Hee, Gi Jeong-su Thursday, 16 August 2018 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book tickets Set in contemporary Korea, Mandala follows two rather different characters: Pob-un, a young Buddhist monk who has decided […]

Kimsooja’s London Olympics project lives on

Surfing the web recently, following a link related to UK based Korean artist / photographer Bae Chan-hyo, I came across this article in the New York Times on the subject of thirteen artists dealing with the subject of migration. Apart from the piece on Bae, which highlighted some new work of his from 2018 (which […]

RIP Bill Speakman VC

The funeral was held this week for Bill Speakman, the so-called Beer Bottle VC. The ceremony was held on 19 July in the Wren Chapel at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, where Speakman was a pensioner. He died peacefully at the Hospital on 20 June 2018, aged 90, surrounded by members of his family. Obituaries can be […]

KCC Screening: Barefooted Young

The fourth screening in the Rebels with a Cause season: Barefooted Young (맨발의 청춘) With introduction by Emily Steele Director: Kim Ki-duk (1964, 115 mins) Cast: Shin Seong-il, Um Aeng-ran, Yoon Il-bong, Lee Yea-chun Thursday 9 August 2018 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book tickets Adolescent films first gained widespread popularity in Korea during the 1960s; […]

Documentary fortnight day 4: Jung Il-woo, My Friend

The final day of the London Korean Film Festival Summer Documentary Fortnight. All events free. Jung Il-woo, My Friend (내 친구 정일우) Director: Kim Dong-won (2017, 85 mins) 19 August 2018 3:00 pm @KCCUK | Book tickets Kim Dong-won’s most recent film to date is a heartfelt tribute to Father Jung Il-woo, a North-American Jesuit […]