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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Korean performers at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe

A very varied selection of acts are coming to the Fringe this year: At That Time, Byeon Genre: Theatre (comedy, dark comedy) Group: Haddangse Venue 209: Greenside @ Nicolson Square – Lime Studio 11:25am , Aug 7-12, 14-19 | Book tickets Duration: 1 hour Japanese colonial era 1931: vertical drop shot of those crawling up … [Read More]

Korean performers at the 2023 Edinburgh International Festival

Five performance programmes from Korea to celebrate 140 years of diplomatic relations with the UK: three of chamber and solo instrumental music, plus the KBS Symphony Orchestra and the National Changgeuk Company. 8 August: Novus String Quartet The Queen’s Hall, 11:00am Tickets from £13.50 | Buy tickets here Schubert String Quartet in C minor D703 ‘Quartettsatz’ … [Read More]

Moon Jar: The Untold Story, at Cromwell Place

The Moon Jar is a sculptural form that became an icon in contemporary ceramic history and is celebrated in both the UK and Korea. Echoing the shape of a floating full moon, the traditional white Moon Jar, made from two porcelain hemispheres, dates back to the Joseon Dynasty (14th-19th centuries). Historically the Moon Jar has … [Read More]

Mind, Hand and Time: Dahye Jeong, at Cromwell Place

The exhibition presents Korea’s unique culture through the works of Dahye Jeong, winner of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2022, and showcased for the first time outside of South Korea. Exhibition organised in collaboration with and supported by Loewe Foundation and presented as part of London Craft Week 2023. About the artist Dahye Jeong. Originally … [Read More]

Workshop: Hand-Stitched Silk Bok Jumeoni, at the V&A

Using traditional Korean silk fabrics and thread, create a hand-stitched lucky pouch, Bok jumeoni, inspired by the ancient Korean tradition of bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths. Traditionally used to carry coins and precious items from a belt, today, fortune pouches are often used to give a gift of money at important festivals like Seollal, Korean New … [Read More]

Light of Weaving: Labour-Hand-Hours, at the KCC

Co-presented by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE), the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK), and the Soluna Art Group, this exhibition highlights the very best of Korean aesthetics through the concept of ‘Weaving’. Bringing together eleven masters and artists, the exhibition displays pieces that have been creatively formed by employing long-established Korean techniques … [Read More]

Collect 2023

Lloyd Choi Gallery Booth: East Wing E7 | Webpage Lloyd Choi Gallery represents craftsmanship-led contemporary Korean artists and designers. The gallery believes in the power of art to enlighten, a concept rooted firmly in Korean tradition. The thorough knowledge of materials, the masterful skill and meditative processes create an alchemic reaction that moves beyond the … [Read More]

Art talk: Every Day, with Seulgi Lee Kang

Sometimes, a form of performance/video art can deliver more impact on people’s psychological level compared to any other type of arts. Our last 4482 Artist Talk session will spotlight a performance artist, Seulgi Lee Kang. We are pleased to introduce her to you and hope you can come along to hear more about her and … [Read More]

Festival film review: The Apartment with Two Women | Gyeong-ah’s daughter

London audiences have been spoiled with some great films in the recent festivals, from the latest blockbusters to indie debut features. Both LEAFF and LKFF included in their programme a debut feature by a female director, focusing on mother-daughter relationships and headlining actors who have not had much screentime in the mainstream. LEAFF’s selection was … [Read More]

Festival film review: Hommage

In her first feature, Passerby #3 (2010), Shin Su-won looked at the life of a woman who left her job to try to become a film director. In her latest, she returns to a similar movie-making theme. Hommage is about a middle-aged movie director, Ji-wan, whose films have never been much of a success. She … [Read More]

Yun Choi: Running at the Speed of Light, the Body Becomes a Turtle

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Yun Choi in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. Yun Choi collects images, words and behaviours marked by South Korean banality and remixes them for her videos and multimedia installations. Through the fantastical embodiment of vernacular culture, her practice activates a … [Read More]

London Korean Film Festival 2022 programme announcement

Here’s the main press release announcing the LKFF’s 2022 programme. We’ll be posting the detailed schedule in due course, but tickets are already on sale via the festival website. London Korean Film Festival announces its 2022 programme Special Presentation of Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Award Winning BROKER Critically Acclaimed RETURN TO SEOUL Closing Film: KIM Han-min’s HANSAN: … [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]