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V+A Hallyu seminar: K-drama and K-pop in focus

Date: Friday 2 June - Saturday 3 June 2023, Fri 3:30pm - 6pm | Sat 10am - 5pm
Victoria + Albert Museum | Cromwell Road | London SW7 2RL | | [Map]

Tickets: Free | Online option also available |
In-person event will be in the Hochhauser Auditorium
Register for online attendance here
A room in the V+A's Hallyu exhibition: colourful red lighting with the outfits worn by various K-pop bands

Complementing the Hallyu! The Korean Wave exhibition, this symposium brings together speakers from fans and scholars to business insiders to delve into the creativity, challenges and models that shaped the success of K-pop and K-drama today.


Friday, 2 June
15.30–16.00 Registration and coffee
16.00–16.10 Welcome and opening remarks by Joanna Norman, V&A Museum.
16.10–17.00 Keynote by Euny Hong, author of The Birth of the Korean Cool,
including 10 min Q&A.
17.00–18.00 Wine Reception
Opportunity to visit the Hallyu! Exhibition.
Saturday, 3 June
10.00–10.20 Registration and coffee
10.20–10.40 Introduction to the exhibition and conference.
Rosalie Kim and Yoojin Choi, V&A Museum.
10.40–11.30 Session 1: Hallyu and Technology in Conversation
MinYoung (Alissia) Hong, Kakao Entertainment and Cha Woojin, Culture critic.
Moderated by Kristian Volsing, V&A
11.30–11.45 Q&A
11.45–12.35 Session 2: K-drama in Conversation
Hyun Jung Stephany Noh, University of Texas Austin, Hojin Kwon, Seoul
Broadcasting Service, and MinYoung (Alissia) Hong, Kakao Entertainment.
Moderated by Hyun Jung Stephany Noh
12.35–12.50 Q&A
12.50–14.00 Lunch break
14.00–14.50 Session 3: K-pop in Conversation
Marion Van der Wees, VDW Music Group and Jess Pierpoint, Inhouse Publishing.
Moderated by Donata Miller, V&A and Jaqueline Springer, V&A
14.50–15.05 Q&A
15.05–15.20 Tea break
15.20–16.10 Session 4: Fandoms: In Conversation
Jieun Kiaer, University of Oxford, Rabeeah Qureshi, V&A/ Atiny, Anubha Sarkar, City
University of London. Moderated by Jieun Kiaer.
16.10–16.25 Q&A
16.25–17.00 Closing remarks

Please note this programme is subject to change
There will be scope to see the exhibition free of charge as walk-in groups on both days. On site registration is required.

Supported by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism – Republic of Korea

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