LKF 2006

The London Korean Festival 2006 was the last of the festivals organised by Oh Tae-min and his team, which included Stephanie Seung-min Kim who would go on to be the first curator at the Korean Cultural Centre before moving into the art curatorial world on her own. Previously working from within the Korean Anglican Community […]

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Prof Kim Chang-nam: history & characteristics of modern Korean culture

by Philip Gowman 21 June 2006
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(SOAS, 5 June 2006, 7pm: the concluding event of the London Korean Festival 2006) I’m more reluctant than usual to make this post. The ground covered in Professor Kim’s hugely stimulating conclusion to the London Korean Festival was more than extensive, and left the audience wanting to ask tons of questions. To condense a hundred […]

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Exhibition Visit: Traditional yet Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 8 June 2006
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Air Gallery, London, May 29 – June 3 2006 As Stephanie Seung-min Kim says in her article introducing the exhibition, “…culture can only be seen in a clear light when compared with other cultures. I believe that is why Korean ceramic works have to be judged more in an international setting.” The exhibition demonstrated the […]

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Review: Oh! Youran – performance at V&A Korean day, 27 May

by Philip Gowman 2 June 2006
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I’m sorry I didn’t manage to get to all of the performance of Oh! Youran. For me, Saturday afternoon is not the best time for a theatrical performance, but I guess given the generosity of the V&A in hosting this event in their lecture theatre, certain compromises have to be made in terms of logistics. […]

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Korean Ceramics – Traditional Yet Contemporary

by Stephanie Seungmin Kim 27 May 2006
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One of the highlights of this year’s Korean festival is likely to be the exhibition at Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, London W1S 4NE, 29 May 2006 – 3 June 2006 — juxtaposing the work of contemporary British potters with the work of modern Korean ceramic artists. Stephanie Seungmin Kim, curator of the show, explains. […]

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Gig review: Crying Nut play the Mean Fiddler

by Philip Gowman 21 May 2006
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What can one say about Crying Nut? Anarchic, mad, joyous. They opened the 2006 London Korean Festival last night in great style. While most of the audience was Korean, it was good to see some unaccompanied westerners at the gig, who seemed to be enjoying the show. Maybe they were there to support the backup […]

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London Korean Film Festival 2006: schedule finalised

by Events Editor 15 May 2006
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Here they are, with synopses provided by the PR people, and links where available to reviews on Darcy’s site. Not a bad haul. The festival runs from 22 – 26 May, and the schedule is as follows: Mon: 20.30 Princess Aurora (18) Tue: 18.00 Murder Take One (15) Tue: 20.40 All For Love (15) Wed: […]

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London Korean Festival: V+A Korean day

by Events Editor 15 May 2006
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As part of Think Korea 2006 and the London Korean Festival the Victoria and Albert Museum hosts an afternoon of Korean culture featuring the musical Oh, Youran and percussive entertainment from Dulsori. As part of the day there will be gallery talks in the V+A’s Samsung Korea Gallery. Korean Day at the V+A Date: 27 […]

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London Korean Festival 2006 – we need news now!!

by Philip Gowman 28 April 2006

Tae-min, please, pretty please, post something about the festival on your website soon. Do you know how long it takes google find a new or updated page? Nor do I, but in theory I guess the minimum is more or less instantaneous, and the maximum is infinite — it just depends on where the googlebot’s […]

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