SOAS seminar: Rescuing Art History from the Nation

J.P. Park, author of A New Middle Kingdom: Painting and Cultural Politics in Late Chosŏn Korea (1700–1850), will be giving a talk at SOAS on 21 February as part of SOAS’s Friday evening seminar series: Rescuing Art History from the Nation: Late Chosŏn Korea between Europe and Edo Japan Prof J.P. Park (University of Oxford) […]

Jimin Suh’s Unburied in double bill at The Bunker

THE UPSETTERS present a week-long festival dedicated to celebrating artists of colour where they will hold a poetry night, debut two pieces of new writing, present a scratch night and host a series of workshops where they pay participants to attend to cover loss of earning. THE UPSETTERS make theatre written by writers of colour, […]

In the Absence screens at ICA, with Q+A

Amid all the justified excitement about Parasite, let’s not forget that Korea has another film with an Oscar nomination this year. Its producer, Gary Byung-Seok Kam, is in town to answer your questions at a screening at the ICA this weekend. In the Absence Dir Yi Seung-Jun, South Korea / USA 2018, 29 min., Korean […]

Whose Comfort? – book launch at the KCC

Friday 21 February 2020, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5B Admission free | Register via Google Docs Join World Scientific Publishing at the Korean Cultural Centre UK to celebrate the launch of Whose Comfort? The issue of sexual violence against civilian ‘comfort […]

BTS Map of the Soul tour comes to Twickenham

Having sold out the home of football two days running last year, the unstoppable BTS are now planning on doing the same to the home of rugby: the Map of the Soul tour will be coming to Twickenham Stadium on 3 and 4 July this year. Ticket details will be forthcoming in due course. In […]

Stray Kids “District 9 Unlock” tour at Wembley Arena

Stray Kids return to London in May to play Wembley Arena. Since their visit last June, Woojin has left the group, but there are still eight boys to entertain you. Tickets will be on sale from Ticketmaster in due course. Stray Kids World Tour: District 9 Unlock Sunday 17 May 2020 @ 6:00 pm The […]

SOAS seminar – Small China concept in the T’aengniji by Yi Chung-hwan

The last SOAS seminar before Brexit… The Small China concept in the “T’aengniji” by Yi Chung-hwan (1690-1756?) Dr Nataliya Chesnokova (National Research University Higher School of Economics) 31 January 2020, 5:15 – 7:00 PM Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Alumni Lecture Theatre, SOAS Free | Registration link on SOAS website Abstract The late Chosǒn period […]

February literature night: Marilyn and Me by Ji-Min Lee

The KCC’s literature nights kick off in 2020 with one of 2019’s under-the-radar publications. Ji-Min Lee: Marilyn and Me Wednesday 26 February 2020, 7pm @KCCUK Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details by Monday 3 February, or register on the KCC website. The booking […]

Connect, BTS art projects in London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul, New York

For full details of the projects organised under the CONNECT, BTS umbrella visit the official website, www.connect-bts.com, which explains that: CONNECT, BTS is a global project to connect five cities and twenty-two artists, each of whom contributes their unique philosophy and imagination to it. This project aims to redefine the relationships between art and music, […]

Adidas Originals by Ji Won Choi in Designs of the Year exhibition

The Design Museum on High Street Ken is running an exhibition showcasing Beazley Designs of the Year 2019, which includes a collection for Adidas by Korean designer Ji Won Choi. Beazley Designs of the Year is “an annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers across the globe today. Nominators were […]

Glittering Hands screens at SOAS

SOAS Korean Social and Environmental Justice Society host a moving documentary that will appeal to those who loved Planet of Snail. You can watch an Arirang interview with the director here. Glittering Hands 반짝이는 박수소리 + director Bora Lee-Kil Q&A Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 18:30 SOAS | Thornhaugh Street | London WC1H 0XG Room […]

Exploring the 1980s Korean film collectives with Kim Hong-joon

Organised by the KCC in conjunction with Birkbeck, and acting as a prelude to the Essay Film Festival 2020. Exploring the 1980s Korean film collectives with Kim Hong-joon Saturday 15 February 2020, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT Birkbeck Cinema | 43 Gordon Square | Bloomsbury | London WC1H 0PD Admission free | Register on Eventbrite Filmmaker/programmer/academic […]