Rendered Reality: an interview with Joonhong Min and Shinuk Suh

New contributor Federica Ionta meets the artists behind Rendered Reality, the exhibition currently in suspended animation at the KCCUK. Thinking of Korean art, one might recall, for instance, pottery of exquisite quality, such as the iconic moon jars, or beautiful ink paintings. However, not all Korean artists stick to traditional shapes, materials and techniques. Artists […]

June 2020 online activities

Here are some of the new things to enjoy online in June. Many of the items from my May and April posts still remain relevant. Let me know what I’ve missed. Online performance The KCC’s Home Theatre series moves from piano music to chamber music. On 4 June the Sejong Soloists play Mendelssohn’s Octet. Screenings […]

June literature night: DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi

The KCC’s literature nights resume in virtual form after a lockdown break. June’s book is selected for its relevance to the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi Thursday 25 June 2020, 7pm on Zoom Participation Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 […]

Online event: a conversation with Zadie Xa

With apologies for late notice, there’s an online talk with Zadie Xa later today hosted by the David Roberts Art Foundation. Xa has had a few performances in London over the past couple of years, most recently at Art Night 2019. I’ll certainly be registering for this one. DRAF Broadcasts: Live with artist Zadie Xa […]

Résonances livestream: The Art of Resilience

An announcement from the Vortex / Résonances Faceboook page: Résonances – The Art of Resilience Sunday 3 May 12 noon UK time Vortex or Résonances Facebook pages Followed by Zoom Q+A Official Facebook event notice here. We will be hosting our second Résonances live-streamed from our respective homes on Sunday 3rd of May. You will […]

May 2020 activities

Live events are going to be pretty few and far between in the coming weeks and maybe months. So make sure you get on the RASKB and Korea Economic Institute of America mailing lists for news of their online events. Here are the talks I’m aware of this month, along with other online opportunities in […]

Online lecture: North Korean Ghost Ships

A lecture and screening about a fascinating topic to ease you in to the Bank Holiday weekend. I missed the screening at SOAS last year so I’ll definitely be tuning in to this. North Korean Ghost Ships Thursday 7 May, 2020 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Talk by Robert Winstanley-Chesters and film showing and Q&A […]

RASKB Online Lecture: Practicing Korean Traditional Archery

In 1899, the visiting Prince Heinrich of Prussia expressed his astonishment to Emperor Gojong at a traditional archery demonstration. The Prince, hailing from a militarized Prussian culture, sought out demonstrations of Korean martial arts, and Archery was the most impressive among the arts demonstrated. He was familiar with Turkish and Hungarian Archery of Europe, which […]

Korea Society Webcast: Korean Election Analysis

Stanford University Professor Gi-Wook Shin joins Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper for a timely breakdown of the April 15 Korean legislative elections. Professor Shin, Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Director of Korean Studies, and William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea, examines the voice of the electorate and impact of the National […]

Livestream: Hyelim Kim in Résonances, at the Vortex

Lockdown doesn’t mean shutdown, as taegum player Hyelim Kim notes. Join her and others this evening for a live interdisciplinary performance. Donate to the venue and artists via the link below or via the event’s Facebook page. Résonances – Live Stream Sunday 5 April 2020, 6:30pm – 7:15pm BST Livestream on the Vortex Facebook page […]

Online lecture: Samsung Rising

Let’s hope there are more of these to keep us interested while stuck at home. Instructions for joining this free Zoom conference can be found on the RASKB website. And while you’re there, join as a member if you haven’t already. Geoffrey Cain will be talking about his book Samsung Rising which was published last […]

April 2020 home-bound activities

Hmmm, well I think probably not much will be happening this month out in the public spaces. So your home entertainment and researches can include any of the following: On screen Catch up on all those classic Korean films that you’ve been meaning to watch for ages. I’ve compiled an index of the free-to-view Korean […]