It’s another big month for music and performance, and don’t forget to plan ahead for Bongsu Park’s Dream Ritual featuring Jinyeob Cha and haihm in early July.
Arts and exhibitions
- The KCC’s new exhibition, Ways to Experience, opens on 11 June.
- Art Night is on 22 June, with one-off appearances from Christine Sun Kim and Zadie Xa.
- Yva Jung’s solo show, Monday Morning, is at Departure Lounge Gallery in Luton all month.
- Bongsu Park participates in Contemplating the Spiritual at Rosenfeld Porcini from 7 June, and her separate Dream Auction project is open for dream submissions.
- Francesca Cho and Choi Mi-young participate in a group show in Bermondsey Project Space until 15 June.
- Suh Do-ho’s Bridging Home – London is still installed near Liverpool Street.
- Kimsooja’s To Breathe is at Yorkshire Sculpture Park all summer.
- The KCC’s Home Truths season concludes with Jang Sunwoo’s Lies (6 June), Kim Ki-young’s Woman of Fire (13 June) and Shin Sang-ok’s Mother and her Guest (20 June).
- Jang Woo-jin’s Autumn, Autumn, screens at Aperture Asia & Pacific Film Festival on 11 June.
- Han Jae-rim’s Face Reader screens at the National Portrait Gallery on 21 June.
Music and Performance
- The Festival of Korean Dance is on, with Kim Bora’s Art Project on 4 June and a triple bill on 7 June.
- BTS is at Wembley Stadium, 1-2 June.
- Jambinai play The Garage, Highbury Corner on 6 June.
- Balming Tiger play the Old Blue Last on 12 June.
- Eric Nam plays the Islington Academy 21-22 June.
- KCC June House Concert features Jenny Lee (viola) + Artur Haftman (piano), 25 June.
- SNU’s Department of Korean Music give a lecture-concert on 28 June.
- Giriboy, Kid Milli, Jvcki Wai, DJ SQ play the Oval Space, 29 June.
- Gonne Choi and Peggy Gou play Silver Hayes at Glastonbury.
Academia, talks and literature
- University of Central Lancashire hosts a K-Drama + Korean television symposium on 5 June and the Korean Screen Cultures Conference 6-7 June.
- The second volume of Korean Treasures in the University of Oxford is launched on 6 June.
- SOAS seminars this month are on South Korea’s Video Game Industry on 7 June and relations between North Korea and Socialist Czechoslovakia on 14 June.
- The British Korean Society and Chatham House host an update from the UK ambassadors to the two Koreas on 13 June.
- June’s Literature Night at the KCC features Sweet Potato by Kim Tongin.
- Here’s hoping that Son Heung-min gives Spurs the edge against Liverpool tonight in Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final.
- The UK heat of Quiz on Korea is on 15 June, and a Korean Speech Contest takes place on 22 June.
- Various parties and club nights are listed on the LKL Facebook Page.