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A review of the Korean cultural year 2021

Each year when I come to write this review, I wonder whether Korean culture in the West has reached its high water mark. And every year so far I’ve come to the same conclusion. Korean music and film, TV and food continue to win admirers, and we can expect to see it continue to thrive … [Read More]

Social Matters through Dream Sharing

Bongsu Park’s Dream Auction project comes to its conclusion: Social Matters through Dream Sharing: A Dream Symposium and Dream Auction 1 – 20 November 2021, online and at Rosenfeld Gallery We invite you to join a ‘collaboration through dreams’. This is between artists, a poet, social science, a fine art auction house and an expert … [Read More]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I … [Read More]

Bongsu Park + haihm: Dream Wave, at Rosenfeld Porcini

Following their appearance at Cafe OTO earlier in the week, haihm and Bongsu Park have an evening focused on their latest work at Rosenfeld Porcini. Dream Wave Supported by The Bagri Foundation Friday 15 November 2019, 7:30-9:00pm Rosenfeld Porcini | 37 Rathbone Street | London W1T 1NZ | rosenfeldporcini.com Tickets £10 | Book your tickets … [Read More]

haihm + Bongsu Park at Cafe OTO

After the Dream Ritual collaboration that came to the Coronet Theatre in July, haihm and Bongsu Park bring a new collaboration on a similar theme. See also at Rosenfeld Porcini later in the week. At the Cutting Edge: Phew, haihm & Bongsu Park, + O YAMA O Presented by Bagri Foundation Thursday 14 November 2019, … [Read More]

Review: Jinyeob Cha in Bongsu Park’s Dream Ritual

The stage is black, preparing you for sleep; the floor slightly mirrored. The space is empty apart from a curtain of transparent silvery organza fabric whose flowing folds represent the peaks and troughs of a typical sleep brainwave, and between which the dancer will move like a ghost. The dancer enters, pulling a another fabric … [Read More]

Bongsu Park in Rosenfeld Porcini group show: Contemplating the Spiritual

Rosenfeld Porcini’s upcoming group show has an international cast of artists including London-based Korean artist Bongsu Park. Contemplating the Spiritual in Contemporary Art rosenfeld porcini | 37 Rathbone Street | London W1T 1NZ | rosenfeldporcini.com 7 June – 13 July 2019 Private View: Thursday 6 June 2019 | 6.30–8.30 pm Opening Hours: Monday – Friday … [Read More]

2019 Travel Diary #1: Seoul

This year I decided to ease myself into the Korea trip gently: an evening plus a half-day in Seoul before heading off to visit friends elsewhere on the peninsula. I didn’t know how much energy I’d have when I landed, but had made tentative arrangements to meet up with London-based artist Bongsu Park, possibly with … [Read More]

Dream and Dreaming – their place in our lives

You are strongly encouraged to come along to this discussion on dreams and dreaming, to be introduced to Bongsu Park’s Dream Auction project and to explore the broader contexts of dream culture: Dream and Dreaming – their place in our lives Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 15:00-16:00 Wellcome Collection | 183 Euston Road | London NW1 … [Read More]