BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media

For those that can’t make it to the two-day conference in Kingston, here is some consolation. I expect this one will be popular. Book soon. BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media Monday 6 January 2020, 6:30pm @ KCCUK Reservation essential via KCC website Dr. Jeeheng Lee will present a lecture at the […]

Media showcase at the KCC: Lady Hyegyong’s 60th anniversary Uigwe

What a nice way to start the new year. From Tangible to Intangible: Kisa chinp’yori chinch’an uigwe showcase 9 – 22 January 2020 @ KCCUK Opening reception Thursday 9 January 6-8pm | RSVP required to info@kccuk.org.uk KCCUK is pleased to present a media showcase of ‘Kisa chin p’yori chinch’an uigwe’, a royal commemorative manuscript from […]

Joo Yeon Park’s Library of the Unword, at the National Poetry Library

National Poetry Library | Level 5, Blue side | Royal Festival Hall 5 December 2019 – 29 March 2020 | Admission free Joo Yeon Park’s Library of the Unword commemorates the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s death. The exhibition features an installation, Twenty Times a Thousand (2019), in response to Beckett’s poem ‘Echo’s Bones’ (1935). The work comprises over […]

Young In Hong’s Let Us Dance, at Arnolfini Bristol

Alongside Still I Rise, a major international exhibition of feminist work at the Arnolfini, Young In Hong presents a weekly dance performance: Let Us Dance 1F Gallery | Arnolfini | 16 Narrow Quay | Bristol BS1 4QA | arnolfini.org.uk Sunday, 15th September 2019 to Sunday, 15th December 2019, 14:00 to 14:30 Free Every Sunday through […]

Hansol Jung’s Wild Goose Dreams, at Theatre Royal Bath

Thanks to Colin Bartlett for passing on the news of this interesting and well-reviewed production in Bath: Wild Goose Dreams by Hansol Jung, directed by Michael Boyd Ustinov Studio | Theatre Royal Bath | Sawclose | Bath BA1 1ET | www.theatreroyal.org.uk Thursday 21 November — Sat 21 December 2019 | Book tickets Evenings: Mon – […]

SOAS seminar: Socialist competition and class formation in DPRK, 1953-56

A seminar at SOAS tomorrow, just announced. Looks interesting. Socialist competition and class formation in North Korea’s post-Korean War recovery, 1953-1956 Dr Owen Miller (SOAS) Friday 6 December 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre Register on SOAS website Abstract How did North Korea manage to recover […]

December events 2019

Thankfully, this is a much quieter month. Exhibitions Still on: Nam June Paik at Tate Modern (till next year) Suh Do-ho near Liverpool Street (till next year) Suh Shinuk at Unit 1 | Workshop (till early January) Oh Man Chul at Han Collection (till 21 December) Coming this month Kang Kyungsuck at the KCC (from […]

Call for Papers: Korea’s global position, Coventry 2020

Call for Papers 2020 International Conference on “Korea’s global position” The conference will be held on the 22nd and the 23rd of May 2020 in Coventry. The Korean Studies Unit, Coventry University, invites proposals for panels, roundtables and individual papers to be presented. The theme of the conference is “Korea’s Global Position” and we expect […]

Call for Papers: SoKEN 2020, Edinburgh

Call for Papers for SoKEN 2020, Edinburgh, UK, ‪8-9 April 2020‬ The Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network (SoKEN) and Korean Studies, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Edinburgh invite paper and panel proposals for their upcoming conference Divided Societies on the Korean Peninsula Korean Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the […]

Shinuk Suh: Man(u)fractured, at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop

Late notice of an exhibition by Shinuk Suh following his Workshop Foundation residency. Shinuk Suh: Man(u)fractured 29 November 2019-11 January 2020 Private View: Thursday, 28 November 2019 Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop | 1 Bard Road | London W10 6TP | unit1gallery-workshop.com Nearest stations: Latimer Road and Shepherd’s Bush Tue – Sat: 11am – 5pm […]

Enlighten – 한, at Menier Gallery

Damilola Eniola presents the fruition of her work in Sound and Music’s New Voices programme: an exhibition, combining both visual artwork and sound. There will be electronic music representing each artwork that people can listen to either at the exhibition or online. At the private view there will be a live performance where her composition […]

Joon Yoon piano recital at St Mary’s Perivale

There’s an active series of recitals at St Mary’s Church organised by Dr Hugh Mather. Korean performers are often to be found in the schedule. Joon Yoon (piano) Tuesday 3 December 2020, 2.00 pm St Mary’s Church | Perivale Lane | Perivale | Middlesex UB6 8SS Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand […]

AlphaBAT – A Story Not Told: workshop + fanmeet

I’ve held off posting this event as it hasn’t been crystal clear what precisely it is. Even now, with less than three weeks to go, there is inconsistency between the event’s Facebook page and the ticketing website as to when it starts and what you get for your money. Alphabat: 2019 European Tour “A STORY […]