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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Online talks: Preserving Korean Pictorial Art | the History of Hanji

Two free talks by the British Musuem’s Korean paintings conservator: Preserving Korean Pictorial Art | the History of Hanji Thursday 7 October 2021 & Thursday 14 October 2021, 7pm – 8pm Book via the KCCUK website This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from conservator Dr. Meejung Kim-Marandet (Amorepacific Conservator for Korean Paintings, British Museum) … [Read More]

Liverpool Biennial seeks emerging Korean curator

An interesting opportunity for an emerging Korean curator to work on the 2020 Liverpool Biennial: Curatorial Fellowship Dates: October 2019 – 2020 Location: Liverpool Hours: 37.5 per week Total fee: £22,000 Application deadline: 1 July 2019 Liverpool Biennial, working in collaboration with Arts Council England and Arts Council Korea, is offering an exciting opportunity for … [Read More]

The 2014 KCCUK Call for Curators

After the two 2013 exhibitions curated by guest curators, the KCCUK has again issued a call for curators to put on a show in the summer months of 2014. Full details can be found on the KCCUK website. The two exhibitions put on as a result of last year’s Call for Curators were The Hidden … [Read More]

Speed Date with Korean Artists

An interesting upcoming event at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Given LKL’s talk on this subject back in 2009, this is an event we wholeheartedly support. Speed Date with Korean Artists in the context of THE SHOW MUST GO ON 27 September 2012, 5pm – 7pm Venue: Lecture Theater | Chelsea College of Art … [Read More]

Eyes on Korea – a lecture by Ralph Rugoff

As part of the K-arts stream of All Eyes on Korea, Ralph Rugoff will be giving a talk on contemporary Korean arts at the KCC on Friday 13th July. There’s a rumour that Kim Beom, whose exhibition starts at the Hayward Gallery Project Space the following week will also be part of the evening. Not … [Read More]

Culture and Identity, Kokdu and me

To go with the opening of the KCC’s summer exhibition Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World, the president of the museum which is lending these figures will be giving a talk about her 30 year passion for Kokdu. Culture and Identity, Kokdu and me: 30 Years of Art Management DATE … [Read More]

The Nomad Artist in a Transnational Era: Korean Contemporary Art on British Soil

Looks like an interesting afternoon coming up at the KCC on Friday afternoon, 1 July. RSVP to [email protected] The Nomad Artist in a Transnational Era: Korean Contemporary Art on British Soil. Ever since the early 1960s when the term ‘globalization’ was coined there have been stormy discussions especially since the early 1990s. By now, the … [Read More]

Korean Art PhD: ‘Picturing Migration: Presenting Art Works By Artists From South Korea Working In Britain, 2006-2008’

LKL contributor Dr Beccy Kennedy gives a flavour of what she has been working on for the past couple of years. ‘…memory organizes representations of the past into a structured sequence that produces a consciousness of an identity through time.’1 The visual and spoken cultural and social perspectives of South Korean artists living and working … [Read More]

Presenting Korean Culture 2: Why bother with the artist VIPs?

Having being forced to think about issues concerning the presentation of Korean culture in London for the recent seminar at I-MYU, here are some additional thoughts, with maybe some more to come. The current exhibition at the Cultural Centre provides a stimulating and thought-provoking panorama of environmental issues. Present at the opening reception were two … [Read More]