London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Ilhwa Kim: Real Life Architecture, at HOFA gallery

South Korean mixed media artist Ilhwa Kim will bring to London a brand new selection of artworks created in the last 2 and a half years. ‘Real Life Architecture’ is a collaborative curatorial project which will centre around the artist’s philosophy and purpose for creating. This latest exhibition will feature more than 20 large panel … [Read More]

Zadie Xa: House Gods, Animal Guides and Five Ways 2 Forgiveness – at Whitechapel Gallery

For her largest solo exhibition in London to date, Korean-Canadian artist, Zadie Xa (b.1983) presents a new body of work commissioned by Whitechapel Gallery. Xa creates an ambitious installation where sculptures, textiles and paintings act as ‘tricksters’ and ‘shapeshifters’ in and amongst a large-scale fabric structure that is inspired by a traditional Korean home known … [Read More]

4482 Ten: Hope

For the past two years, we have seen an ever-increasing crisis around the world. The pandemic interrupted our daily lives, and the recent War in Ukraine took us apart from friends and family. We are hoping to combine our 10th exhibition together with the theme of Hope which we would like to call as Ten … [Read More]

Korean Artists at StART Art Fair 2022

Stars of K-drama, K-Pop and K-movies show their artistic side at StART art fair, London Now in its 9th year, StART art fair has become known for bringing the work of lesser-known artistic communities to an art collecting public. Held annually at London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery, StART fills all three floors of the gallery with … [Read More]

Hallyu Con 2022 – Where Korea Meets You

On 1 October Hallyu Con 2022 will once again be coming to London – this time for our very first hybrid event. Hallyu Con 2022 is a convention style event that will share, showcase and celebrate the Korean Wave in its various forms. Join us in person or through our livestream for a day of … [Read More]

Seoul Philharmonic, Unsuk Chin and Sunwook Kim at Cadogan Hall

A tour-de-force concerto that will leave you breathless, Tchaikovsky’s romantic piano concerto opens this inaugural visit from the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Sunwook Kim. Programme Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Unsuk Chin Frontispiece for orchestra (2019) Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919) Performers Osmo Vänskä conductor Sunwook Kim piano Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Sunwook Kim came to international … [Read More]

Unexpected Vanilla – poetry talks and events

About Unexpected Vanilla A sensual, surrealist collection by a young feminist poet, in an equally sensuous and sensitive queer translation. Lee explores a wide variety of relationships, attractions, and sensations. Her erotically charged, surrealist sensibility can be traced back to the paintings of Leonor Fini, a bisexual Argentinian artist whom she admires. Lee subverts the … [Read More]

K-Pop meets Classical with MOO, at Foyles

As part of a month-long festival of events at Foyles to celebrate Korean Culture Month, young classical musicians have rearranged a selection of songs from K-pop, Korean Drama and Korean Film and transformed them into classical music pieces. Whether you’re a big fan of K-pop, Korean drama, Korean film and Korean children’s music or are … [Read More]

Fiona Bae in conversation with Na Kim

As part of a month-long festival of events at Foyles in partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre to celebrate Korean Culture Month, Fiona Bae, the author of Make, Break, Remix: The Rise of K-Style, discusses her bold and beautifully-made study of contemporary Korean style with designer Na Kim. Make, Break, Remix explores the extraordinary impact … [Read More]

Traditional Korean Music from ReMidas, at Foyles

As part of Korean Culture Month, ReMidas will be performing Korean Traditional music with the gayageum and the geomungo, two traditional Korean instruments. ReMidas is a duo featuring two exciting Korean musicians: Ji Hyun Park, who impressed UK audiences in 2019 with an outstanding performance as leader of Hey String, and Min-Young Kim, one of the foremost geomungo … [Read More]

DPR Regime tour in London and Manchester

Tickets for this event have now sold out, but you can still join the Waiting List should any tickets become available. Cult of Ya presents DPR REGIME WORLD TOUR Starring: DPR LIVE, DPR IAN, DPR CREAM Dream Perfect Regime (DPR) is a multi-genre audiovisual collective from Seoul. https://dreamperfectregime.com/ VIP tickets Include entry to venue earliest … [Read More]

East meets East: Han Ma Eum (Planetary Mind)

Celebrating UK Korea Contents Week 2022, Art Center Nabi and KCCUK co-present the exhibition Our Friendly Neighbours and a hybrid art conference East meets East: Han Ma Eum, demonstrating the current trajectories of Korean contemporary art in the commencement of the East meets East project. East meets East (EmE) is a long-term research project by … [Read More]

A night with BeBe and friends – incl Korean Soul

The latest addition to Benjamin “BeBe” Winans‘ 60th Birthday Celebration in London this 16th September is Korean Soul, the gospel group that wowed global audiences with their rendition of R&B classic “All My Life” during their audition on the 16th season of “America’s Got Talent” in 2021. This however was not the first time Korean … [Read More]