This has got to be one of the KCC’s most pleasurable exhibitions ever: a collection of twenty folk paintings in different genres by artists from the Korean Minhwa Centre of Daegu’s Keimyung University. It’s also one of the most informative exhibitions I’ve seen in a while, as the information on the walls and in the […]
The KCCUK’s second exhibition of the year focuses on folk art: Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings 5 April–18 May 2019 Korean Cultural Centre UK | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW Opening Reception: Thursday 4 April 2019, 5–7pm. RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org Minhwa Class: Friday 5 April 2019, 6–8pm. RSVP required: email@example.com The Korean […]
Burning issue of 2015: was Frida from Abba’s 1975 Owe Sandström designed cat costume inspired by this Korean 민화 (‘minhwa’, folk art) tiger painting? A lengthy Google trawl revealed nothing conclusive. The Abba museum in Stockholm replicates the design on mugs, t shirts and keyrings but to me they look like souvenirs from Insadong. You […]
KAA member Eun-jung Feleppa will be giving free classes in Korean folk painting at the KCC. The weekly classes will be held on Thursday early evening, 5pm – 7pm. Application forms can be downloaded from the KCC website. More details below: Minhwa: Korean Painting Classes The Korean Cultural Centre UK is now taking applications for […]
Accompanying the KCC’s exhibition of Korean funerary figures, Charlotte Horlyck gave a helpful lecture providing some historical background and context to these colourful wooden characters. The talk was particularly valuable as the introduction provided by the director of the Kkokdu Museum a few weeks previously had lacked much content. While generally admitting that not much […]
The opening talk of the current KCC exhibition, presented by the director of the museum who has provided the exhibits, was a little short on information on these charming funeral dolls. So Charlotte Horlyck’s upcoming talk is very welcome. Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional Korea Global Korea Lecture: ‘Korean Culture Shining Bright’ […]
It’s been a while since we’ve had an exhibition at the KCC. But the buildings maintenance is now complete and the floor in pristine condition. This exhibition, part of All Eyes on Korea, will see us through the summer months, and into our next lives. Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other […]
A reminder of the SOAS seminar on Friday: should be a good one – Dr Youngsook Pak on Chaekkori http://t.co/Hf2hfXvi Time: 17.00-19.00, 18 November 2011 Title: Folk Painting (Minhwa) – Case Study of Joseon Chaekkado / Chaekkori Speaker: Youngsook Pak Venue: Room G50, Ground floor, SOAS, Russell Square Abstract A screen depicting bookshelves (ch’aekkado or […]
This week presents the opportunity to catch two exhibitions at the Korean Cultural Centre: the Living Heritage exhibition is just about to close (on 21 July), while the ceramics from Gangjin will be here until 23 July. In an era of mass productions what has been assembled in the Cultural Centre is a collection of […]
A write-up of a study day at SOAS and British Museum on 24 Feb 2009. Shamans, Chaekkori, Bojagi and Chogapko all demystified. And, meet the Toilet Spirit.
Details of a free day of lectures on Korean folk art and customs at SOAS and the British museum in February 2009
Notice of the exhibition at the KCC, featuring work by JU-WON JANG, NAMI KIM, CHEON-BO, and YOUNG-JUN KIM.
Beccy Kennedy muses on an unnoticed exhibition at the Korean Cultural Centre: Korean Folk Painting on White Porcelain : Kim So Sun (30 January – 28 March 2008) There is another exhibition on at the new Korean Cultural Centre at the moment and it doesn’t involve vociferous video installations by trans-cultural 20th century big wigs. […]