Korean galleries at Collect 2021 (online edition)

COLLECT moves online this year, 26 February – 2 March 2021. There are some lovely Korean pieces to see thanks to the commitment of three galleries, and images of the items are online now. Lloyd Choi Gallery is participating remotely from Jeju Island, and their physical exhibition there stays open until 15 March. Details and […]

Korea Future Week: Coronavirus and Beyond

The LSE Student Union’s annual Korea Future Forum moves online in 2021. Further details below. Korea Future Week: Coronavirus and Beyond We are thrilled to announce our main flagship event of this academic year: Korea Future Week. This event consists of 4 panels with 4 distinct agendas: 22 Feb, 12-2pm: Economic Implications of COVID-19 | […]

19th K-pop Academy: application window open

Fill up your Saturday afternoons during lockdown with the K-pop Academy! Apply by 17 February. Full application details on the KCC website. The 19th K-Pop Academy Timetable Sat, 27 February 2021 Orientation Understanding Korean History Speaker: Dr Anders Karlsson (Senior Lecturer in Korean at SOAS, University of London) Sat, 6 March 2021 Korean Contemporary Art […]

Shinuk Suh: Post-Human Syndrome, at Beers London

Thanks to Jason Verney for pointing out an online exhibition I had missed. Shinuk Suh participates in an exhibition delayed from last summer because of Covid restrictions. There’s a lovely set of installation shots of Suh’s work taken by Damien Griffiths, showing new and recent work with a monochrome flavour. Shinuk Suh: Post-Human Syndrome Beers […]

Tower: Bae Myung-hoon in conversation with Stella Kim

The KCC’s literature events for 2021 kick off in February with a feature on Honford Star’s publication of Bae Myung-hoon’s Tower. Text below is from the KCC website. Tower Tuesday 23 February 2021, 12noon-1:30pm Venue: Honford Star Youtube Channel Entrance Free – Booking Essential. Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk with your name and contact details by 5 […]

Assassins: the story of Kim Jong Nam’s murder

Thanks to Jason Verney for drawing our attention to this one. Available on demand / online for an unknown length of time, a documentary about the assassination of Kim Jong Nam. Details of where you can rent it can be found on the film’s website, www.assassins-film.co.uk Assassins Dir: Ryan White (2020, 1h 44m) Available online […]

SOAS CKS seminar series Q1 2021

SOAS has released details of their Q1 Friday evening seminars. Click on the lecture titles below to be taken to the detailed information on the SOAS website, where you will also find registration links for the talks, which will be held via Zoom. SOAS CKS Seminar Programme January – March 2021 29 January 2021, 5pm […]

Talk: Two Koreas Become One in the UK

LSESU Korea Future Association present their first talk of the year: Guest Speaker Series: ‘Two Koreas Become One in the UK’ Wednesday 27 January 2021, 12 noon – 1pm Online via Zoom. Link will be provided on registration We are thrilled to announce our second Guest Speaker Series for the 2020-2021 academic year, following our […]

The second SoKEN conference agenda announced

Originally scheduled for April 2020, the 2nd SoKEN (Social Science Korean Studies European Network) Conference has moved online and takes place on 29 January 2021, courtesy of the Scottish Centre for Korean Studies at the University of Edinburgh. The conference is open to all, but pre-registration is required to get your personal Zoom link. Register here. Keynote […]

Korean films at the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival

Disappointed that the BFI couldn’t find room for any Korean movies in their 2020 London Film Festival line-up? Well, Glasgow has stepped into the breach with a South Korean focus for their 2021 edition. Even better, they open the festival with the UK premiere of Lee Isaac Chung’s much talked-about Minari. The festival is 100% […]

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, at South London Gallery

Four Korean artists have been selected for the Bloomberg: New Contemporaries 2020⁣ exhibition The exhibition was due to run at the South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Rd, London, SE5 8UH. The most recent scheduling, following Covid-19 disruptions, was 13 Jan – 7 March 2021. The latest lockdown clearly makes that difficult. For 2020, New Contemporaries […]