London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Joy Kim: Guerrilla, at Union Gallery

UNION Gallery is pleased to present Joy Kim’s Guerrilla solo exhibition. Kim takes us on a journey of his own personal narrative guiding us, the viewer, through his movements in daily life and travels. With an expressive multi-media and technique practice Kim’s work challenges the very traditional movements and techniques of institutional Modern and Contemporary … [Read More]

The Apology

Arcola reunites with New Earth for this powerful human story which asks how a nation can apologise for the crimes of its past. “My feelings? They’re not hurt. My feelings are incensed…” Seoul, 1991. Priyanka is beginning the UN investigation into the ‘comfort women’ of the Second World War, and the subsequent political cover-up. Yuna … [Read More]

Choi Soowhan: A Positive Absence, at Pontone Gallery

Pontone Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new work by critically-acclaimed Korean artist, Choi Soowhan. He makes lightboxes depicting mysterious, atmospheric landscapes and flower arrangements. These refined structures are meticulously crafted from layers of black laminate. A multitude of finely drilled holes define the image, which is backlit by LED lighting. The pictures … [Read More]

Screening: Jang Yunmi’s Under Construction

Jang Yunmi’s award-winning first feature reflects on the routine of construction worker Sudeok. From a captivating, careful look, as he manufactures reinforcement bars, the film gradually uncovers the physical, emotional and mental impact of his forty-year career in construction. Jang’s compositions, as she delicately interlaces their discussions with her footage, explore the boundaries between the … [Read More]

Shadow Flowers screens at Bertha Dochouse

Revealing a rarely discussed but strongly enforced law in South Korea, Shadow Flowers follows Ryun-hee Kim, a North Korean woman, who finds herself trapped in South Korea, from where it is illegal to cross to the North. Desperate to return to her family and loved ones, Kim tried to smuggle herself out and even sought … [Read More]

Hanji: Paper Compositions, at the KCC

The Korean Cultural Centre, UK presents Hanji: Paper Compositions, an exhibition that explores the possibilities of traditional Korean paper, or hanji. The exhibition approaches hanji as a versatile material, and features the work of over 20 internationally recognised and emerging artists whose mastering of various hanji techniques allows them to push the boundaries of making … [Read More]

SOAS seminar: Making “Aristocracy” of Koryŏ Dynasty

Since the early twentieth century there has been an ongoing discussion regarding the ruling class in Koryŏ dynasty (918-1392). This debate is very much related to the arguments about the development of Korean history. In this talk I will discuss how the debate defining Koryŏ’s ruling class as the aristocracy has developed since the 1960s. … [Read More]

Yor-K 2022: Korea Day in York

Organised in collaboration with the York St John University Yor-K 2022 is a sustainability themed day-festival that celebrates contemporary and traditional Korean culture. The festival is packed with family friendly activities and opportunities to experience the food, music and art of Korea. All events take place on Saturday 28 May at York St John University’s … [Read More]