How did it get to be October so quickly? Once Chuseok is over, prepare yourselves for K-music and the LKFF, both of which have a mix of live and online events. There’s plenty else on too.
Arts and exhibitions
- Han Collection celebrates London Crafts Week with Brilliant Hues – a selection of ceramics from Icheon, until 17 October, after which they will reinstall their exhibition Purity and Virtue: the aesthetic of the Korean scholar
- Joonhong Min and Sunyoung Hwang are in Urban Reckoning, at Koppel Project Hive until 16 October
- Ilhwa Kim’s solo show at HOFA Gallery lasts until 12 October
- Major Dansaekhwa artist Ha Chong-hyun has solo exhibition at Almine Rech from 6 October
- Look out for Yeji Yeon’s contribution to Rochester’s Ten Songs for a Lar. The work will be released online and via BBC Radio Kent on 6th October 2020
- The KCC’s Artist of the Year exhibition, opening on 28 October, features Jewyo Rhii
- The KCCUK is promoting a lively online Hallyu Con on 4 October
- You can watch the Kingston Korea Festival special Chuseok celebrations from 26 Septmber online here
- The KCC’s House Concerts return this month on 27 October with the Cordelia Trio
- K-music kicks off with the spectacular ADG7 at Kings Place on 30 October
- Train to Busan follow-up Peninsula opens Frightfest on 22 October, with a subsequent theatrical release. Give yourself a break from Tenet!
- The London Korean Film Festival launches on 29 October
Books and Academia
- Coventry’s International Conference on Korea’s Global Position is online on 9 October
- This month’s literature talk for the KCC is on 21 October: translator Lizzie Buehler and author Yun Ko-eun discuss the rather fun Disaster Tourist (LKL review here)
- Recent publications I neglected to mention in last month’s list include Victoria Ten’s Body and Ki in GiCheon – Practices of Self-Cultivation in Contemporary Korea and Immanuel Kim’s Laughing North Koreans: The Culture of Comedy Films.
Let me know what I’ve missed.