Language & Learning

An in-depth talk that accompanies the group exhibition of Korean and Japanese experimental work from the 60s and 70s at DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation) Performance Histories: Kim Ku Lim Thurs 18 Oct, 7–8.30pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre SOAS | Thornhaugh St | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG Free, book here Artist Kim Ku […]

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Han Collection / 4482 artist talk: Nayoung Jeong

by Events Editor 22 September 2018
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K-ART NOW: Monthly Forum by 4482 SASAPARI Artist Talk, Nayoung Jeong 7 – 8.15pm, Monday, 24 September 2018 Han Collection, 33 Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LH Nayoung Jeong is a ceramist, sculptor, and painter whose work takes form as performance and installation. Exploring identity rooted in heritage and uprooted by globalism, her process-oriented work […]

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Haegue Yang at SOAS as part of the SOAS / Sotheby’s Series

by Events Editor 16 September 2018
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Notice of the first SOAS talk of the Autumn season: Artist talk: Haegue Yang at SOAS as part of the SOAS / Sotheby’s Series 4 October 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS Register via Eventbrite Organised by SOAS Centre of Korean Studies and Sotheby’s Institute of Art Haegue Yang (b. […]

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Online seminar: Lessons from Arts and Cultural Education in UK and South Korea

by Events Editor 13 September 2018
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An online seminar which is a product of the UK/Korea Creative Futures festival of culture sponsored by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): Lessons From Arts and Cultural Education in the UK and South Korea: Online Workshop Thursday 20th September 2018 at 11:30 – 12:30 Zoom / Online (full […]

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The Garden of the Forking Paths: Difference and Repetition in BTS “Epiphany”

by Colette Balmain 21 August 2018
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Dr Colette Balmain examines the BTS comeback trailer for Love Yourself 結 Answer: “Epiphany” is the comeback trailer for BTS’ last entry in the LOVE YOURSELF Series: Love Yourself 結 Answer. LOVE YOURSELF is a transmedia and multimedia project involving the expansion of the BTS Universe through the construction of a metafictional storyworld established by Music […]

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SOAS conference: Visualising Asia

by Events Editor 5 August 2018
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An upcoming conference organised by the SOAS Japan Research Centre and Centre of Korean Studies: Visualising Asia: Deciphering ‘Otherness’ in Visual and Material Cultures Thursday 20 September 2018 12:45 pm – Friday 21 September 2018 7:00 pm SOAS Brunei Gallery room B202 (10 Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG) Register free via […]

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BAKS Call for Papers: the Agency of Korean Women

by Events Editor 28 July 2018
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The British Association for Korean Studies has published details of their 2018 workshop and Annual General Meeting in Oxford, and invites proposals for papers and panels: BAKS Workshop: The Agency of Korean Women and BAKS Annual General Meeting 29 September 2018 Wolfson College | Linton Road | Oxford OX2 6UD The British Association for Korean […]

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Call for Papers: The 6th Yun Posun Memorial Symposium

by Events Editor 24 July 2018
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Just received into my inbox, a call for papers for the 6th Yun Posun Memorial Symposium at the University of Edinburgh: Inequality in Global Cities, Seoul in Comparative Perspective Date: 8th – 9th October 2018 Venue: University of Edinburgh, Playfair Library Seoul, as any global mega cities, inequality persists, as marginalised individuals and communities include […]

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Documentary fortnight day 2: Repatriation, conversation + roundtable

by Events Editor 20 July 2018
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Day 2 of the London Korean Film Festival Summer Documentary Fortnight. All events free. Repatriation (송환) Director: Kim Dong-won (2004, 148 mins) + Conversation with Kim Dong Won and Chris Berry Birkbeck Cinema | 43 Gordon Square | London WC1H 0PD Sunday 12 August 2018 1:30 pm | Book tickets In the Spring of 1992, […]

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SOAS conference: Senses and the Meanings of Modernity in East Asia, 1890–1945

by Events Editor 13 June 2018
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A conference at SOAS with some Korean interest, including sessions on the Local Colour Movement and on Korean film and food diplomacy: The Senses and the Meanings of Modernity in East Asia, 1890–1945 An exploratory workshop 18 June 2018, room S116 (Senate House), SOAS, University of London Reflecting recent shifts towards the study of embodied […]

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Assessing the Moon Administration One Year On

by Events Editor 2 June 2018
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It’s a while since Chatham House did a session on South Korea, and the timing for this couldn’t be better. Assessing the Moon Administration One Year On 13 June 2018 – 1:15pm to 5:45pm Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London SW1Y 4LE Participants Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for […]

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Artistry, Creativity & Emotionality: Choreographies of the self in “Fake Love”

by Colette Balmain 31 May 2018
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Dr Colette Balmain examines the lead single from BTS’s Love Yourself 轉 Tear: “Fake Love” is the lead single from BTS’ third studio album Love Yourself 轉 Tear (they have also released three Japanese studio albums, two repackages, five EPs and two single albums to date) and follows, both temporally and thematically, the comeback trailer “Singularity” […]

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Lee Bul in Conversation and Performance by Zadie Xa

by Events Editor 22 May 2018
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Lee Bul discusses her work with Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff, followed by Flooded with ICE / Hell Fire Can’t Scorch Me, a performance by Korean-Canadian visual artist Zadie Xa that brings together live storytellers, dancers and musicians. Co-produced by writer Taylor Le Melle, with performers Jihye Kim, Jane Chan and Nam Yoon Kim. Purcell […]

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Collaborating on a World Stage – a seminar as part of the K-Dance festival

by Events Editor 14 May 2018
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Late notice of a pre-performance seminar before the big event on Wednesday. Collaborating on a World Stage Seminar on Future UK/Korea Collaborations as part of A Festival of Korean Dance Wed. 16 May 6.15pm, The Place £5 | Book tickets Panelists: Shin Ah Kim (Korean Arts Management Service), Seok Kyu Choi (Creative Director of UK/Korea […]

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Trajectories of Meaning in “Singularity” – the BTS Comeback Trailer: Love Yourself 轉 Tear

by Colette Balmain 14 May 2018
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Dr Colette Balmain analyses the comeback trailer for BTS’s third studio album: From Serendipity to Singularity: A Universe of Meaning “Singularity” is the comeback trailer for BTS’ third studio or full length album, Love Yourself: Tear which will be released on 18th May 2018. This follows up the mini album or EP, Love Yourself: Her […]

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BKS event: The Two Ambassadors

by Events Editor 28 April 2018
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The annual event hosted by the British Korean Society with our ambassadors to the Koreas. Highly recommended: An Update on the UK-Korea Relationship Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 6.30pm to 9.00pm SOAS, University of London Alumni Lecture Theatre | Paul Webley Wing | Senate House | Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG Book […]

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Wookwan’s Korean Temple Food – Book Talk and Tasting Event

by Events Editor 11 April 2018
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What a shame this clashes with the opening night of 4482 – Butterfly Effect at the Bargehouse. Nevertheless, this temple food event is sure to be extremely popular, so make sure you get your application in. Yes, note the unusual registration process, which suggests that the attendee list may be prioritised in the event of […]

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