A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I […]

Young In Hong’s Let Us Dance, at Arnolfini Bristol

Alongside Still I Rise, a major international exhibition of feminist work at the Arnolfini, Young In Hong presents a weekly dance performance: Let Us Dance 1F Gallery | Arnolfini | 16 Narrow Quay | Bristol BS1 4QA | arnolfini.org.uk Sunday, 15th September 2019 to Sunday, 15th December 2019, 14:00 to 14:30 Free Every Sunday through […]

Kim Kulim and Jessica Hyunjin Kim perform at Cafe OTO

Don’t miss this chance to see a recreation of Kim Kulim’s early controversial staging of Sex on the Piano, together with new work in a collaborative evening with his daughter, Goldsmiths alumna Jessica Hyunjin Kim. Kim Kulim and Jessica Hyunjin Kim Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | […]

Bongsu Park + Jinyeob Cha: Dream Ritual performance

I suspect this performance could be one of the events of the year. Book early to ensure your seat. And, if you feel generous, contribute to their Crowdfunder campaign to secure a unique reward. Dream Ritual Created by Bongsu Park + Jinyeob Cha | In association with The Coronet Theatre Print Room at The Coronet […]

Zadie Xa: A Sojourn Through Saturn and Across the Southern Sea

Browsing the Kingston School of Art and Stanley Picker Gallery websites today for background on their recent exhibition of Korean-inspired fashion and embroidery, I came across something I wasn’t expecting. In a zone of Kingston University’s website called Cold Protein is a series of podcasts of artists’ sound works, conceived to be experienced in specific […]

[Sheffield] Bongsu Park: Dream Auction performance

Saturday, 20 October 2018 from 19:00-21:30 | Facebook event page Access Space | Unit 1 | AVEC Building | 3-7 Sidney Street | Sheffield S1 4RG Doors open 7pm, performance 7.30-8.30pm. £5 on the door Full detail’s of Bongsu Park’s Dream Auction project can be found here. This is the opening performance, with further events, […]

Edinburgh Fringe showcase at Sadlers Wells

Following the success of last year’s Fringe preview, once again Sadler’s Wells hosts a night showcasing some of the Korean acts before they head to Edinburgh. Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 London Showcase 19:00, Friday 27 July 2018 (followed by a post-show reception) Lilian Baylis Studio | Sadler’s Wells | Rosebery Avenue | London, EC1R 4TN […]

Lee Bul in Conversation and Performance by Zadie Xa

Lee Bul discusses her work with Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff, followed by Flooded with ICE / Hell Fire Can’t Scorch Me, a performance by Korean-Canadian visual artist Zadie Xa that brings together live storytellers, dancers and musicians. Co-produced by writer Taylor Le Melle, with performers Jihye Kim, Jane Chan and Nam Yoon Kim. Purcell […]