London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians

Scheduled as the artist video strand of the London Korean Film Festival, this exhibition runs until December. Shame that the related lecture and artistic exploration on 20 November clashes both with Bongsu Park’s long-awaited dream auction and the Kimjang festival in New Malden, but it’s nice that the show is on for a while. In … [Read More]

London Korean Film Festival 2019: the official press release

Here is today’s official press release that announces the line-up for the 2019 London Korean Film Festival: The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) has launched its full programme of films and events for the upcoming 14th edition, taking place from 1st-14th November in London before embarking on the annual tour 18th-24th November. The Special Focus, … [Read More]

Love Without Boundaries: Shorts Night

Another chance to see Oh Suyeon’s Blind Alley, along with Leesong Hee-il’s first short and more: this evening should be good. Love Without Boundaries: Shorts Night Birkbeck Cinema, Thursday 25 July 2019 6:30 pm | Book here While homosexuality in South Korea is not illegal – outside of specific regulations relating to the military – … [Read More]

Screening: Plantarians / Did You Eat Rice?

News of an upcoming screening of works by Ellie Kyungran Heo at Lux, the venue for the artist films in the London Korean Film Festival. Plantarians Sun 26 Nov 2017 / 2pm – 4pm LUX | Waterlow Park Centre | Dartmouth Park Hill | London N19 5JF | https://lux.org.uk/ Free, but booking required. | Book … [Read More]

Event news: ARTTALK – Filmic Dialogue with Yunjoo Kwak and Igor Sevcuk

Continuing the ARTTALK series, this one focuses on experimental film. ARTTALK: Filmic Dialogue with Yunjoo Kwak and Igor Sevcuk, moderated by The Otolith Collective Monday 4 April from 6.30pm to 8.00pm Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1–3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW Main Entrance on Northumberland Avenue Registration required via [email protected] Now … [Read More]

Review: Embeddedness — The past, present and future of Korean experimental film

The series of three screenings of short experimental films at the Tate in September 2015 was a fascinating insight into an artform that is hardly mainstream. To someone not used to sitting in darkened rooms watching 16mm creations the experience was sometimes confusing, sometimes rewarding, but never less than interesting. And what brought the whole … [Read More]

Embeddedness: synopses of the films shown

The following is the text from the programme for the series of three screenings of Korean artists’ films which took place at Tate Modern’s Starr Auditorium, 18-19 September 2015. Embeddednes: Artist Films and Videos from Korea, 1960s to Now 18 — 19 September 2015 Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium £5 / £4 per screening The first … [Read More]