A round-up of three early January exhibitions

LKL visits three solo shows in the first two weeks of 2020: Suh Shinuk, Song Gin-young and Kang Jungsuck. Hopefully we’ll get to Tate Modern to see the big Nam June Paik exhibition before it closes. Suh Shinuk’s Man(u)fractured has been extended for a week, to 18 January. It’s well worth a trip to North […]

Park Jieun solo exhibition at Pontone Gallery

A new Korean artist in the Albemarle / Pontone roster: Introducing Park Jieun 23 January – 23 February 2020 | Monday – Saturday 10-6pm Albemarle Gallery at Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | Sloane Square | London SW3 2TB Albemarle Gallery is delighted to present a collection of works by South Korean artist Park […]

PH-1 “Roommate Search” tour in London

Rapper PH-1 comes to London as part of his European tour titled Roommate Search, with support from DJ SMMT. Tickets go on sale 13 January at 11am. Sunday 22 March 2020, 8pm Oval Space | 29-32 The Oval | Bethnal Green | London E2 9DT Check for updates on the event’s Facebook page Tickets from […]

Building Relationships and Trust across the Korean Peninsula

Come hear about a possible approach to peacebuilding in Korea. Registration required. Building Relationships and Trust across the Korean Peninsula: An Economic and Social Convergence Strategy Monday, 13 January 2020, 18:30 – 19:30 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP | 7 More London Riverside | London SE1 2RT Speaker: Dr. Michael Schluter, President and CEO of RPI Chairman: Clive […]

송 SONG solo exhibition at 640EAST The Arches

Expect vibrant colour at a brief exhibition in Bethnal Green. 640EAST is a Café Bar and Kitchen constructed from upcycled shipping containers whose slogan is “Coffee by Day, Beer by Night, Food for Thought!” So opening hours are well into the evening. Song the Artist @ 640EAST The Arches 640East | Railway Arches 159-161 | […]

January events 2020

Thankfully, a reasonably quiet start to the New Year – and new decade. The KCC hasn’t yet announced its first season of film nights for the year – but in the past couple of years, if I recall right, those haven’t started until February anyway. But don’t miss their showcase of the Lady Hyegyong Uigwe. […]

SOAS seminar: The Zainichi Korean Question

SOAS’s second Friday evening seminar of the new year: The Zainichi Korean Question: Decolonization and the Cold War in U.S.-Occupied Japan and Korea Dr Deokhyo Choi (Sheffield University) 24 January 2020, 5:15 – 7:00 PM Alumni Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), SOAS Online registration required via SOAS website Abstract By the end of […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I […]

Wacław Zimpel + Park Jiha play LSO St Lukes

An interesting double bill coming up at the end of January, as Park Jiha returns to London following her appearance at the 2019 K-music festival. LSO St Lukes is a better venue than Rich Mix: you’ll be able to get a better impression of Park’s other-worldly sounds in a more natural acoustic and without the […]

SuperM “We are the Future” tour at the O2 Arena

SuperM exploded on the scene in late 2019 as the “the Avengers of K-pop”, put together by K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment and Capitol Music Group. The group pulls talent from multiple top acts, including Taemin of SHINee, Kai and Baekhyun of EXO, Taeyong and Mark of NCT, Ten and Lucas of WayV. Their streetwise sound […]

Y Dance: Hyper Hygienic, at Resolution 2020

Y Dance returns to The Place as part of Resolution 2020: Jaz Woodcock-Stewart / Petronella Wiehahn / Y Dance The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY UK | www.theplace.org.uk Thursday 23 January 2020, 7:30pm Duration: 90 mins Tickets £12 | £16 | Get tickets Jaz Woodcock-Stewart | Learning Piece Learn […]

ONE: Prvt Only, at XOYO London

Hip-hop artist ONE is coming to London as part of his two-stop tour in February: XOYO | 32-37 Cowper Street | Shoreditch | London EC2A 4AP Sunday 23 February 2020, 19:30 – 22:30 Tickets £25 – £95 | Get tickets Check for updates on Facebook event page 6PM: VIP doors / Photos with ONE 7PM: […]

SOAS seminar: Geospatial Mapping in DPRK Human Rights Monitoring

The first SOAS Friday evening seminar of 2020. A version of this talk will also be presented the previous day at the human rights seminar at City University of London. Geospatial Mapping in North Korean Human Rights Monitoring Dr Sarah Son (Sheffield University) 17 January 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 pm SOAS | Paul Webley Wing […]