As far as I can see, it’s going to be a pretty dry January. Maybe some events will pop up and surprise us: perhaps, for example, SOAS or Edinburgh will come up with some seminars that haven’t been announced yet. Other than that, it looks like there’s going to be plenty of time to catch up on the TV dramas or read a couple of those books that have been piling up, because with the notable exception of the two-day conference at UCLan (7-8 Jan) there’s no events other than the exhibitions that were open before Christmas.
- The (translated) manhwa of Yeon Sang-ho’s Hellbound is available from 6 January
- Hyelim Kim’s recently-published Tradition and Creativity in Korean Taegŭm Flute Performance should be coming available this month
- David Weiss’s The God Susanoo and Korea in Japan’s Cultural Memory: Ancient Myths and Modern Empire is published this month, as is Paul S Cha’s Balancing Communities: Nation, State, and Protestant Christianity in Korea, 1884-1942 and June Hur’s novel set in the time of Crown Prince Sado, The Red Palace.
- Anicka Yi: In Love With The World, at Tate Modern until 6 Feb (illustrated above, bottom right)
- Je Baak and a’strict in LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art, reopening 7 Jan until 6 Feb (illustrated above, bottom left)
- Nothing is – everything just has been or will be: the KCC’s Open Call exhibition, until 28 Jan
- In dreams we gather: Bongsu Park at Gallery Rosenfeld until 13 Feb.