Event Notices

The second of Han Collection’s exhibitions this month to focus on ceramics: Anna Paik: Invocation ​Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk 24 – 31 October 2017 A Visual Meditation of Condensed Memory Oil Paintings inspired by Korean Ceramic Bowls and Moon Jars ​ Schooled in the tradition […]

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Screening: Criminal Conspiracy

by Events Editor 1 October 2017
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News of a free documentary screenings courtesy of the Birkbeck International Documentary Society: Criminal Conspiracy 공범자들 Dir: Choi Seung-ho (2017, 105 mins) Birkbeck Cinema | 43 Gordon Square | London WC1H 0PD 7 October 2pm | Event’s Facebook page During the Lee Myung-Bak presidency Public Broadcasting in South Korea came under heavy government control and […]

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Oh Man-chul: How brilliant is the love of clay and fire, at Han Collection

by Events Editor 1 October 2017
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Two exhibitions this month feature the Moon Jar. First, the below; and later, Anna Paik’s Invocation. Oh Man Chul: How brilliant is the love of clay and fire ​Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk 5th – 21st October 2017 Live performances, 5 Oct @6pm | 7 Oct […]

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Korean Masters, at Pontone Gallery

by Events Editor 30 September 2017
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Pontone Gallery announces its October group show: Korean Masters Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB | www.pontonegallery.com 6 October – 29 October 2017 Opening reception Thursday 5 October | 6–8 pm Monday – Friday 10-6pm | Saturday 11-7pm | Sunday 11-6pm Bae Joonsung | Chun Kwang Young | Lee Jaehyo | […]

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Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho in Frieze London project

by Events Editor 26 September 2017
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Korean artists Moon Kyungwon an Jeon Joonho, who represented Korea in the 2015 Venice Biennale, have a specially commissioned film and photography project that will be on display throughout Frieze London. Other Korean interest will be provided by Seoul’s Hyundai and Kukje galleries, and New York’s Tina Kim Gallery, plus it looks like Lehmann Maupin […]

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Korean ceramics at the British Ceramics Biennial

by Philip Gowman 23 September 2017
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This year the British Ceramics Biennial has two major strands with a Korean interest: first, a continuation of the Made in Korea project curated by Kay Aplin of Brighton’s Ceramic House, with output from a residency programme in which Korean potters Kim Jin and Baek Kyung-won produced work that responds to the ceramics produced by Wedgwood. […]

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Korean designers at London Design Fair

by Philip Gowman 23 September 2017
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Am I the only one confused about the branding of the design shows held in London at the end of September, and dismayed at the uselessness of their web designers? The branders seem to have decided that bunch of shows that have been around for a while should be gathered together under the heading of […]

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RUSI report launch: Preparing for a Second Korean War

by Events Editor 23 September 2017
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Here’s a cheery event coming up next week, chaired by William Hague at the Royal United Services Institute. The event is fully subscribed but you can be put on a waiting list via the RUSI event page. Preparing for a Second Korean War: RUSI Whitehall Report Launch 28 September 2017, 16:30 RUSI Whitehall | London […]

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Lee Kang-hyo in Making Futures at Plymouth College of Art

by Philip Gowman 22 September 2017
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Doh! Things are so busy at the moment that I’m having difficulty keeping up with everything. I popped into the V+A this afternoon to check out the Korean jewellery designers who are here for the London Design Festival, and bumped into Rosalie Kim. We started chatting about the British Ceramics Biennial which starts in Stoke-on-Trent […]

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Factory Girls by Yangson Project tours London, Midlands and South

by Events Editor 22 September 2017
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The performing arts programme of Korea/UK 2017-18 year of cultural exchange brings a new production to the UK, in collaboration with Farnham Maltings. The production hits London on 13 October, but is touring the Midlands and South of England before then. Factory Girls 8pm, 13 October 2017 Jacksons Lane | 269a Archway Road | London […]

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Eun-Me Ahn’s Let Me Change Your Name in Dance Umbrella

by Events Editor 21 September 2017
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This should be a treat. After Eun-Me Ahn’s Chunhyang in London (2006) and Princess Bari in Edinburgh (2011), nothing will stop me making it to this one. With music by her regular collaborator Jang Young-gyu (who is also one half of Uhuhboo Project and composer for Be-Being) we are in safe hands. Let Me Change […]

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David Bowie Tribute Exhibition – A Korean connection

by Events Editor 17 September 2017
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It’s a while since we had a chance to see Francesca Cho’s work in London; she now appears in a group exhibition in honour of an iconic musician: David Bowie Tribute Exhibition Fiat Chrysler Motor Village UK | 105 Wigmore Street | London W1U 1QY | www.motorvillageuk.com 22nd September – 4th November 2017 Opening hours […]

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Korean artists at START Art Fair 2017

by Events Editor 17 September 2017
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Apologies to Skipwiths, who were good enough to invite me to this year’s START Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery. I got their invitation email and promptly forgot about it. Which meant I completely missed out not only on the works they were showing, but also that of a few other Korean artists / galleries. […]

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KCC’s September house concert features Kitbi Lee (violin)

by Events Editor 16 September 2017
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News of this month’s House Concert at the Korean Cultural Centre: KCC House Concert with Kitbi Lee (violin) with Daniel King Smith piano Tuesday 26 September, 7 pm | Reception Hall, KCCUK Admission is free, but booking is required RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk / 020 7004 2600 Programme Fauré:   Berceuse op.16 | Morceau de lecture | Romance […]

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Screening and discussion: Village vs Empire — Jeju and Gangjeong

by Events Editor 15 September 2017
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A free screening (a premiere) and discussion relating to Jeju Island and the US naval base. Planetary Poetics Workshop: Village versus Empire (2016) Premiere and Panel Discussion 23 September 2017, 6pm – 8pm Darwin Lecture Theatre (LT40) | Darwin Building | UCL | Gower Street | London WC1E 6XA Please register here. As part of our […]

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London East Asia Film Festival 2017: full programme details

by Events Editor 13 September 2017
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Yesterday the London East Asia Film Festival released details of the films it would be showing at its 2017 iteration. Plenty of Korean interest, as you might expect, with a focus on the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (last year, if you remember, they had a Jeonju spotlight). The opening gala screening, Hwang Dong-hyuk’s The […]

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A focus on Korean Jewellery at the V+A

by Events Editor 12 September 2017
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The Victoria and Albert Museum has been collaborating with the Korea Craft and Design Foundation on a project where a group of eight Korean jewellery practitioners will come to the V&A for a two-week workshop during the London Design Festival from the 18 to 29 September. We get the opportunity to meet those designers at […]

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