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Korean comic play: A First Class

A father sacrifices his organs to fund his wife’ s crazed brain-altering attempt to create A FIRST CLASS DAUGHTER. Is this truly the route to perfection? The mother’s desperate efforts to make her daughter a first-class person are a pitiful sight. She has had her daughter’ s brain changed into that of a confirmed genius … [Read More]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have … [Read More]

Song Ginyoung exhibition at Whitehall Historic House

After her brief but joyful installation enhancing a bar under the arches in Bethnal Green, Song Ginyoung (송) will be transforming Whitehall Historic House in Cheam this month. SONG in Whitehall Linking Past and Present through the colourful art of Song Ginyoung Whitehall Historic House | Malden Road | Cheam SM3 8QD Thursday 13 February … [Read More]

A round-up of three early January exhibitions

LKL visits three solo shows in the first two weeks of 2020: Suh Shinuk, Song Gin-young and Kang Jungsuck. Hopefully we’ll get to Tate Modern to see the big Nam June Paik exhibition before it closes. Suh Shinuk: Man(u)fractured Suh Shinuk’s Man(u)fractured has been extended for a week, to 18 January. It’s well worth a … [Read More]

송 SONG solo exhibition at 640EAST The Arches

Expect vibrant colour at a brief exhibition in Bethnal Green. 640EAST is a Café Bar and Kitchen constructed from upcycled shipping containers whose slogan is “Coffee by Day, Beer by Night, Food for Thought!” So opening hours are well into the evening. Song the Artist @ 640EAST The Arches 640East | Railway Arches 159-161 | … [Read More]