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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Haeinsa celebrates 1,000 years of the Tripitaka Koreana

Haeinsa Temple is hosting its first contemporary art exhibition, involving 34 artists from 10 countries, to commemorate the millennial anniversary of the Tripitaka Koreana, which UNESCO has designated one of the “most important and most complete corpus of Buddhist doctrinal texts in the world.” The exhibition’s title — 通 | 통 | Tong — uses … [Read More]

Atta Kim’s melting moments

The Dorsoduro, Venice’s south-western quarter, has a completely different atmosphere from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas around St Mark’s across the Grand Canal. It’s busy around the Peggy Guggenheim museum, but further west, beyond the Campo Santa Margherita, the crowds thin out. Here, alongside a narrow waterway on the Fondamenta del Soccorso … [Read More]

Atta Kim: ON-AIR (Palazzo Zenobio, Venice)

Details of one of the Collateral events at Venice, text courtesy of Arte Communications: AttaKim: ON-AIR: collateral event of the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia Inauguration: 5 June 2009 at 1.00 pm Preview: 4 – 6 June 2009; opening hours 10.00 am – 8.00 pm Open to the public: 7 June … [Read More]

We look forward to lunchtime

An assessment of “Good Morning, Mr Paik Nam June” Korean Cultural Centre, UK, 1 Feb – 2 Mar, Mon-Fri 9:30 – 5:30 It must be a very attractive prospect to be offered the job of curating a prestigious exhibition at the high-profile launch of a cultural centre. Having a blank canvas to work on certainly … [Read More]

The ribbon is cut; the Centre is open

Jennifer Barclay reports from the official opening ceremony of the new Korean Cultural Centre UK. Korea has been ‘setting the pace of popular culture far beyond its boundaries in the last decade,’ noted Mr Andrew Ramsay (left) of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in the opening remarks at the launch of the Korean … [Read More]