Activities are still largely online, but a couple of things are happening in real life.
- The KCC launches a new architecture exhibition, Seoul Unfolded, on 6 August
- Three Korean artists from Albemarle’s stable appear in a group show at Moor House in the City
- In theatres: Parasite, including the black and white version, is still being screened at various places. Check with your theatre first if you want to see a particular version. I was annoyed with the Curzon Mayfair for screening the colour version when I was expecting the B+W, but it was still a nice treat for my first Covid-19 cinema visit.
- Online: the KCC’s lockdown season of online screenings with video introductions continues with Transgression (Kim Ki-young, 13 August – one of Bong Joon-ho’s favourite films) and Sopyeonje (Im Kwon-taek, 27 August). The latter is followeed by an online discussion (book here)
- Don’t forget that 28 August is the submission deadline for the Korean Literature Essay Contest.
- The KCC’s Zoom literature group discusses Jeong You-jeong’s Seven Years of Darkness on 26 August (LKL review here)
- Published in July: Yun Ko-eun’s Disaster Tourist (LKL review here) and Sohn Won-pyung’s Almond
- Hitting the shops during August: George Kallander’s edition of The Diary of 1636: The Second Manchu Invasion of Korea
- The KCC’s August House Concert will be live streamed this month on 25 August
- If you missed the record-breaking BTS livestreamed event in June (LKL review here) you can still catch it on Weverse.
- Tamar Herman introduces her book BTS: Blood, Sweat & Tears at the Korea Society on 12 August