Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings @KCCUK

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: info@kccuk.org.uk Minhwa Class: Friday 5 April 2019, 6–8pm. RSVP required: info@kccuk.org.uk The Korean […]

A Korean folk-art inspiration for Abba costume?

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 […]

Free Minhwa classes at the KCC

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 […]

Kkokdu – a cortege’s colourful attendants

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 […]

Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional Korea

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’ […]

Minhwa – Case Study of Joseon Chaekkado / Chaekkori

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 […]

Art for the People, Art by the People

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. […]