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London Korean Film Festival 2017: full programme details

by Philip Gowman 11 September 2017
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Details of the programme for the 2017 London Korean Film Festival were announced earlier this evening at the fun-packed and blood-spattered final teaser screening (Jung Byung-gil’s The Villainess). The detailed schedule will follow in due course, but the below press release gives us plenty to mull over in terms of the individual films. As in […]

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Geumhyung Jeong: Private Collection — Unperformed Objects, at Delfina Foundation

by Events Editor 11 September 2017
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As part of the UK-Korea cultural season, Geumhyung Jeong has a solo show at the Delfina Foundation (following on with her residency there earlier this year) along with performances at Tate Modern. Geumhyung Jeong: Private Collection — Unperformed Objects Delfina Foundation | 29-31 Catherine Place | London SW1E 6DY 28 September – 11 November 2017 […]

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Exhibition / performance: Geumhyung Jeong in Tate Modern Tanks

by Events Editor 11 September 2017
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In conjunction with her solo show at Delfina Foundation, Geumhyung Jeong also presents her work in the Tate Modern Tanks, including two ticketed performances: Tate Live: Geumhyung Jeong 2–8 October 2017 The Tanks | Tate Modern | Bankside | London SE1 9TG Ticketed performances: 3 October at 17.30 and 5 October at 19.00. Book on […]

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Soyoung Chung in Delfina Foundation residency

by Events Editor 10 September 2017
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Browsing the Delfina Foundation website while looking at events for the UK-Korea Year of Culture, I discover that things are happening already. Founded in 2007, Delfina promotes artistic exchange and experimentation. Soyoung Chung residency London: 26 June — 17 September 2017 Soyoung Chung (South Korea) is an artist interested in geological studies. In her practice, […]

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Event news: Haegue Yang + Kim Yong-ik in conversation

by Events Editor 10 September 2017
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As part of the KCC’s Artist of the Year exhibition, a talk between the artist and Haegue Yang, who represented Korea at the 2009 Venice Biennale.  In Conversation: Haegue Yang and Kim Yong Ik Korean Cultural Centre UK | 1-3 Strand | London, WC2N 5BW Tuesday 3 October 2017, 5pm – 6:30pm | Book your […]

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Hyelim Kim: Taegŭm in Motion

by Events Editor 8 September 2017
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Hot on the heels of her Sonics concert at St Ethelburga’s last month, Hyelim Kim announces another recital in Southwark: Hyelim Kim Taegŭm Recital: Taegŭm in Motion supported by Joel Bell Roof Studio | Siobhan Davies Dance | 85 St George’s Road | London SE1 6ER | www.siobhandavies.com 14 September 2017, 7:30pm Admission Free I […]

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The Villainess gets additional London screenings

by Events Editor 8 September 2017
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Jung Byung-gil’s The Villainess, the final LKFF Teaser, is getting some additional London screenings. On the same night that the KCC is screening it at the Regent Street Cinema you could, alternatively, catch the “blood-soaked action extravaganza about an international assassin seeking vengeance” at the BFI (Monday 11 September 18:30 | NFT1). Or if you’re […]

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London band Ooberfuse join Yoon Band in Seoul Amnesty gig

by Events Editor 5 September 2017
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Woolwich-based electropop duo Ooberfuse will be playing on Seoul with YB (Yoon Do-hyun’s band) as part of an Amnesty International project in support of refugees everywhere. The music video for the band’s upcoming single features the well-known North Korean exile and campaigner Jihyun Park, along with her daughter. This is an interesting project and I […]

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Kim Yong-ik: Artist of the Year exhibition at the KCC

by Events Editor 3 September 2017
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With the KCC’s first Artist of the Year exhibition back in 2014, which featured the work of Lee Bul, the London solo show ran in parallel with an exhibition at a major provincial gallery – Ikon Gallery in Birmingham in that instance. This year, Spike Island in Bristol partners with the KCC. The exhibition is […]

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Kim Yong-ik: I Believe My Works Are Still Valid — at Spike Island, Bristol

by Events Editor 3 September 2017
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Coinciding with the KCCUK’s Artist of the Year exhibition, Spike Island in Bristol is holding a parallel solo show giving a retrospective of Kim Yong-ik’s work: Kim Yong-ik: I Believe My Works Are Still Valid Spike Island | 133 Cumberland Road | Bristol BS1 6UX | www.spikeisland.org.uk 30 September to 17 December 2017 Tuesday to […]

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Autumn 2017 season of lectures at SOAS

by Events Editor 3 September 2017
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Here are the seminars announced for the Autumn 2017 season at SOAS. Check the SOAS website for updates. 29/09/17 Reimagining the Self: North Korean Multiple Migrants’ Remaking Time and Place in Contemporary Japan Dr Markus Bell 06/10/17 The Confucian (Im)perfection of Renunciation – Implications of holding and abandoning a public position for Joseon literati Dr. […]

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Joo Yeon Sir in Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man

by Events Editor 31 August 2017
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News of Joo Yeon Sir’s September appearance at the Royal Festival Hall: Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man 29 Sep 2017, 7:30 pm Approximate run time: 150 mins Royal Festival Hall Tickets: £16.50 – £50 Booking fee: £2.50 Book tickets See Sir Karl Jenkins conduct a superb concert of his own compositions. Part of RGL Great […]

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Korean films at the 2017 BFI London Film Fest

by Events Editor 31 August 2017
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As far as I can see there are four Korean movies at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival: two very contrasting documentaries; the movie from festival favourite Hong Sang-soo that won Kim Min-hee the Silver Bear for best actress in Berlin this year; and an adaptation of a novel by Kim Young-ha by Won Shin-yeon, […]

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Kingston Korean Festival returns to the market square

by Events Editor 31 August 2017
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Following the great success of last year’s Autumn Full Moon Festival, Kingston Korean Festival 2017 returns to Kingston where the biggest Korean community in Europe is based. This year, Kingston Korean Festival runs two main programmes to celebrate Korean culture and engage with British people in many ways: Experience how Koreans are celebrate their first […]

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Exhibition news: “Dol” – baby’s first birthday celebration in Korea

by Events Editor 31 August 2017
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As part of this year’s Kingston Korean Festival, Korean British Cultural Exchange (KBCE) is presenting an exhibition at Kingston Museum: ‘DOL’ – baby’s first birthday celebration in Korea 31 August – 3 October 2017 Kingston Museum | Wheatfield Way | Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS Tue, Fri, Sat: 10am to 5pm | Thu: 10am to 7pm | Mon, Wed, Sun: closed […]

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Soon Yul Kang — Between Heart & Mind, at Han Collection

by Events Editor 29 August 2017
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It’ll be nice to see another solo show by Soon Yul Kang. Soon Yul Kang — Between heart & Mind Opening event: 19th September – 6pm – 8pm (register on Eventbrite) Exhibition from 20th – 30th September Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk Han Collection is pleased […]

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BKS hosts presentation by Economist Intelligence Unit

by Events Editor 28 August 2017
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The British Korean Society is hosting a talk by the Economist Intelligence Unit focusing on South Korea: The Economist Intelligence Unit Presentation Wednesday 6 September 2017, 6.30pm Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) will deliver a presentation on its Long-term Macroeconomic Forecasts: key trends […]

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