Event Archive 2012

Below is a listing of events from 2012, with links to the original event notice. Where LKL has reviewed the event, an additional link is provided.

EventDateReview
Big Bang perform at Wembley Arena14 Dec - 15 Dec 2012Here
Now X Here: the KCC’s 5th call-for-artists exhibition12 Dec - 23 Jan 2013Here
To Remain: It’s Just a Matter of Time – group exhibition at Hanmi Gallery11 Dec - 19 Dec 2012
Dress Classy, Dance Cheesy – the KCCUK’s seasonal K-pop party08 Dec 2012
Screening: One Fine Day | 화창한 날 – a short film on the life of a Korean artist living in London08 Dec 2012
Jerome De Wit at SOAS: Motivations for Writing during the Korean War07 Dec 2012
Im Soon-rye month – the Director Q&A is on 20 December06 Dec - 27 Dec 2012
Lee Jinhan: I eat I vomit — at HADA Contemporary06 Dec - 31 Jan 2013
The Shade of Prosperity – Korean art film / video art at Rivington Place, Hoxton05 Dec 2012
Christmas in August, Hur Jin-ho’s classic 1998 debut feature, screens at the Roxy03 Dec 2012
Grace Yeo performs at the Purcell Room03 Dec 2012
오방색 O BANG SAEK: the 5th Korean Artists Association event at the KCC28 Nov - 04 Dec 2012Here
LSE Korea Economic and Political Forum 201224 Nov 2012
Exhibition news: Phobia – at Hanmi Gallery23 Nov - 05 Dec 2012
Adam Cathcart at SOAS: Sino-North Korean relations in 1940s and 1950s23 Nov 2012
British Korean Womens Society – inaugural event20 Nov 2012
The Defector: Escape from North Korea — a new documentary to screen at IDFA Amsterdam18 Nov - 24 Nov 2012
Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence. BAKS 2012 conference at SOAS17 Nov 2012Here
Andre Schmid at SOAS: moral didactic literature and North Korean history16 Nov 2012Here
Three Gates – a brief group exhibition at Hanmi Gallery14 Nov - 17 Nov 2012
Korea Moves - with Tim Garland @ London Jazz Festival14 Nov 2012Here
Haegue Yang inaugural artist for Der Öffentlichkeit in Munich09 Nov - 22 Sep 2013
PSY’s Oxford talk confirmed for 7 November – members only07 Nov 2012
SOAS public workshop: State Capitalism and Development in East Asia06 Nov 2012
Grace Yeo’s Wigmore debut04 Nov 2012
Ko Un: Poet in the City — Korea’s greatest living poet in East Anglia, London and Oxford03 Nov - 08 Nov 2012
Manhwa – the colours of Korean comics: three weeks of Manhwa at the KCC and Foyles01 Nov - 21 Nov 2012
Ahn Chulhyun: Infinite Voyage at HADA Contemporary01 Nov - 28 Nov 2012
London Korean Film Festival 201201 Nov - 16 Nov 2012Here
Call for Artists 2012: The 5th UK Korean Artists’ Exhibition at the KCC31 Oct 2012
Sarah Chang plays Barber at the Cadogan Hall26 Oct 2012
Event news: King of Pigs screens at the Genesis Cinema23 Oct 2012
The big London Im Kwon-taek retrospective – confirmed screening dates and times22 Oct - 03 Nov 2012Here
Hugh Keice at O2 Academy Islington21 Oct 2012
KAYA – in concert at the Barn Theatre, Westminster20 Oct 2012
Vladimir Tikhonov at SOAS: “Heroes” in Qing China and Korea late C19 / early C2019 Oct 2012
Penumbra – an 8-day project with 8 Korean artists18 Oct - 27 Oct 2012
Exhibition news: Maximum City at James Freeman Gallery12 Oct - 10 Nov 2012
Exhibition news: Lost & Found at Hanmi Gallery12 Oct - 18 Oct 2012
Project K – The Korean Film Festival in Frankfurt12 Oct - 14 Oct 2012
The Korean War, To the Starry Island and Spring in my Hometown – Dr Andrew Jackson opens the season of SOAS seminars for the Autumn12 Oct 2012
Lee Jaehyo: Transformations, at Albemarle Gallery11 Oct - 03 Nov 2012
Yujung Chang: Eclipses, at Art First Project11 Oct - 10 Nov 2012
Yunhee Choi and Hun Ouk Park at the Steinway Studios11 Oct 2012
BFI London Film Festival 201210 Oct - 21 Oct 2012Here
One Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy: Art in Residence at NEO Bankside10 Oct - 10 Nov 2012Here
Dokdo, Historical Awareness, and Korea-Japan Relations09 Oct 2012
Jinkyun Ahn: On the surface of images06 Oct - 18 Nov 2012
Hyunjhin Baik – Solo Exhibition at 43 Inverness Street05 Oct - 17 Nov 2012Here
Mosaic Films launch their new project: Nothing to Envy – the animation05 Oct 2012
Lee Kangwook: Invisible Space, at HADA Vyner Street04 Oct - 26 Oct 2012Here
Aidan Foster-Carter on the Demise of Kim Jong-il04 Oct 2012Here
Sanghyun Kim solo exhibition at Mokspace02 Oct - 12 Oct 2012Here
Korean Art: Narratives and Displays in Museum Contexts29 Sep 2012
Celebrate Chuseok with the Anglo-Korean Society28 Sep 2012
Speed Date with Korean Artists27 Sep 2012
Note the different venue for the 4th Jeon Kyu-hwan screening this month27 Sep 2012
CNBlue comes to the indigO222 Sep 2012Here
Bada Song at The Agency Gallery21 Sep - 20 Oct 2012
Jeon Kyu-hwan’s Town Trilogy is complete with Dance Town, Thursday at the KCC20 Sep 2012
Korea Design returns to 100% Design London19 Sep - 22 Sep 2012Here
Twin Town: a collaborative exhibition at the KCC18 Sep - 27 Oct 2012
Terra Galaxia: Aerotropolis, Home and Away @ Liverpool Biennial City States 201215 Sep - 25 Nov 2012
North Korean/Japanese co-production: Somi, The Taekwondo Woman screens at the Zipangu Festival14 Sep 2012
Animal Town screens at the KCC13 Sep 2012
Haegue Yang: Dress Vehicles, in Tate Modern Tanks11 Sep - 16 Sep 2012
All Eyes on Korea at the Thames Festival08 Sep - 09 Sep 2012Here
Contemporary K-art in front of Tate Modern at the Thames Festival08 Sep - 09 Sep 2012Here
Gangjeong awareness campaign to come to Trafalgar Square08 Sep 2012
The second KCC-sponsored K-pop contest08 Sep 2012
Mozart Town screens at the KCC06 Sep 2012
Recommended event this week: Beautiful Mind charity honours Paralympians05 Sep - 06 Sep 2012
Soon Yul Kang at Portland The Gallery05 Sep - 31 Oct 2012
Anglo Korean Society guided tour of Korean Eye at the Saatchi Gallery05 Sep 2012Here
Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional Korea03 Sep 2012Here
Ha Young Kim: Eat All You Can at Hoxton Art Gallery31 Aug - 04 Oct 2012Here
Blue Crystal Ball: group exhibition at the Holden Gallery, Manchester30 Aug - 20 Sep 2012
Come Rain Come Shine + director Q&A at the Apollo Piccadilly30 Aug 2012Here
Petty Romance screens at the Genesis Cinema30 Aug 2012Here
Symposium – a group exhibition at Mokspace23 Aug - 03 Sep 2012
Lee Yoon-ki’s My Dear Enemy screens at the KCC23 Aug 2012
Love Talk screens at the KCC16 Aug 2012Here
Francesca Cho at the Riverside Studios12 Aug - 31 Aug 2012Here
This year’s Kingston Korean Festival is on 11 August 201211 Aug 2012Here
Kayageum and lion dance at Kingston Summer Breeze04 Aug 2012Here
Je Baak: Petitio Principii at HADA Vyner Street02 Aug - 28 Sep 2012
Korean performers at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe02 Aug - 27 Aug 2012
Crossroads of Youth: Korea’s oldest surviving silent film, at the Barbican02 Aug 2012Here
Shining K-Classics at the Royal Festival Hall31 Jul 2012Here
Pansori Project ZA at the Queen Elizabeth Hall30 Jul 2012
Korea Shining Bright at the V+A30 Jul 2012Here
Korean Music Ensemble Baramgot at the Purcell Room29 Jul 2012Here
Gong Myoung: Walkabout at the South bank28 Jul 2012
Team Korea House opens for the London Olympics27 Jul - 12 Aug 2012Here
Private: London 2012 Olympics27 Jul - 12 Aug 2012Here
Lee Kangwook: Invisible Space, at Asia House26 Jul - 11 Aug 2012
Korean Eye 2012 at the Saatchi Gallery26 Jul - 23 Sep 2012Here
KTO events to celebrate the Olympics25 Jul - 23 Sep 2012Here
Meekyung Shin: Written In Soap — A Plinth Project23 Jul - 30 Jun 2013Here
Be-Being presents Yimyeongongjak at the Queen Elizabeth Hall23 Jul 2012Here
All Eyes on Korea: Concert series23 Jul - 31 Jul 2012Here
Desire to Kill screens at the Roxy in Borough High Street21 Jul 2012
Join the Cheer for Korea Olympic Flashmob21 Jul 2012Here
Korea Sports Art at MokSpace20 Jul - 15 Aug 2012
Korean Music: Tradition, Innovation, and Identity20 Jul 2012
HJ Lim’s Wigmore debut20 Jul 2012Here
Soon Yul Kang at Art in Action 201219 Jul - 22 Jul 2012
La Chun Hyang - a traditional tale brought up to date19 Jul 2012
Exhibition news: Sung Hwan Kim in the Tate Modern Tanks18 Jul - 28 Oct 2012Here
Introducing Korean Cuisine at the KCC18 Jul 2012Here
Kim Beom: The School of Inversion at the Hayward Gallery17 Jul - 02 Sep 2012Here
Chinese Health and Well-being Day at Asia House14 Jul 2012
Eyes on Korea – a lecture by Ralph Rugoff13 Jul 2012
Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World – the KCC’s summer exhibition11 Jul - 05 Sep 2012Here
Culture and Identity, Kokdu and me11 Jul 2012
Haegue Yang: Vita Activa, at the Hayward Gallery07 Jul 2012Here
Black Eagles appear at Royal International Air Tattoo07 Jul - 08 Jul 2012Here
Grace Yeo at St Vedast Foster Lane05 Jul 2012
Irrepressible Seoul: Contemporary Korean Video Art, at Hackney Picturehouse05 Jul 2012Here
Hong Sungchul: Solid but Fluid, at HADA Contemporary05 Jul - 25 Jul 2012
Korean Defence Industry Showcase at the Savoy05 Jul 2012Here
Minjung Baek celebrates Debussy’s 150th anniversary03 Jul - 11 Jul 2012
Korean Pansori and Western Performer Training – Global Korea lecture at the KCC03 Jul 2012Here
Gumok, a new musical at the Chelsea Theatre30 Jun 2012Here
Three day Contemporary Korean Art conference at the Courtauld and V&A29 Jun - 01 Jul 2012
Hyun Jeung: Underneath the Gam Tree, at MokSpace29 Jun - 16 Jul 2012Here
Korean TV Contents Showcase at the Connaught Rooms29 Jun 2012Here
Jeong Jijyun: Naked Landscape — HADA Contemporary in Peckham Road27 Jun - 02 Jul 2012
Korean poets perform in London26 Jun - 01 Jul 2012
Korean Literature Workshop: Understanding Korean Literature in Global Contexts26 Jun 2012Here
Gangjeong Night at the Old Justice Pub26 Jun 2012Here
MBC K-pop + culture festival at the O223 Jun 2012Here
Planet of Snail: “one of the most life-affirming viewing experiences I’ve ever had” says Twitch22 Jun - 28 Jun 2012Here
Planet of Snail at the ICA22 Jun - 28 Jun 2012Here
Joo Yeon Sir at Charlton House22 Jun 2012
Jukhee Kwon: Being, at La Scatola Gallery22 Jun - 10 Aug 2012
Lee Joon-ik’s Sunny screens at the KCC21 Jun 2012
Juhee Hong: The inevitability of change, at MokSpace20 Jun - 26 Jun 2012
Lee Bul: From Me, Belongs to You Only15 Jun 2012
June meeting of the British Korean Women’s Society12 Jun 2012
Arirang in Kim Ki-duk mini-season at the ICA08 Jun - 14 Jun 2012
Dae Hun Kwon: Chalna at Rachmaninoff’s07 Jun - 14 Jul 2012Here
Park Seungmo : A Present Moment at HADA Vyner Street07 Jun - 28 Jun 2012Here
A Roundtable on ROUNDTABLE: Gwangju Biennale06 Jun 2012
White Rain at Union Gallery02 Jun - 14 Jul 2012
Colour Identity – a fashion exhibition at Mokspace01 Jun - 17 Jun 2012
HADA Contemporary’s Korean Collective 2012 at Albemarle Gallery31 May - 23 Jun 2012
Choi Jeong-hwa: Time after Time installation on South Bank29 May - 09 Sep 2012Here
Mikhail Karikis: SeaWomen of Jejudo at The Wapping Project26 May - 07 Jul 2012Here
“I’m a Petty Minded Creep” (Naneun Ggomsuda) comes to the UK25 May - 27 May 2012Here
In Between: Picturing Migration – Gallery talk at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery17 May 2012
Shinwook Kim: Korean Folk Painting in Photography at Mokspace11 May - 28 May 2012Here
Place Not Found: Korean Art Now at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery10 May - 03 Jun 2012Here
Korean film: Years of radical change – free day-long seminar at SOAS10 May 2012
Places still available on AKS guided walk of Inns of Court08 May 2012
Lee Jaehyo solo show celebrates HADA Contemporary’s new gallery space03 May - 30 May 2012
HJ Lim: EMI Classics promotional event at Abbey Road02 May 2012Here
A private Korean art exhibition at 16 Stafford Terrace01 May - 15 May 2012
A Korean Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe30 Apr - 01 May 2012Here
Kimjongilia screens as part of North Korea Freedom Week27 Apr 2012
Weekend Artshow & Auction helps Heart Radio’s charity27 Apr - 29 Apr 2012
KCC’s 100th screening: Song Il-gon at the Apollo Piccadilly26 Apr 2012Here
Exposing Crimes against Humanity in North Korea25 Apr 2012
The Colour of Korea: Korean Traditional Music Today – concerts in London and Cambridge24 Apr - 28 Apr 2012
East meets West: Art and Design Now, at Mokspace24 Apr - 03 May 2012
Event news: Sunwook Kim at Mill Hill Music Club22 Apr 2012
Nokha: Interactive performances in hanoks composed by Jee Soo Shin21 Apr - 12 May 2012
Song Il-gon’s Dance of Time at the KCC19 Apr 2012
Taegugki-themed K-pop night at the KCC17 Apr 2012
SOAS Workshop: The Diversity and Distinctiveness of Korean Music and Dance13 Apr - 14 Apr 2012Here
The function of the oblique – at No Format and Son Gallery13 Apr - 03 Jun 2012
Hi Dharma! at the International Buddhist Film Festival13 Apr 2012
Terracotta Far East Film Festival 201212 Apr - 15 Apr 2012Here
Korean Film at the Terracotta Festival12 Apr - 15 Apr 2012
Feathers in the Wind – the second Song Il-gon film at the KCC12 Apr 2012Here
Situated Senses 02: 30cm of Obscurity at the Old Police Station11 Apr - 20 Apr 2012
ID Please: a Korean group show in Peckham09 Apr - 14 Apr 2012
Kang Soon-yul at Mill House Gallery06 Apr - 15 Apr 2012
Fell on Good Soil: Hyesoo You at Gallery du Monde06 Apr - 26 Apr 2012
Running Boy and Kyungho Park at Mokspace05 Apr - 19 Apr 2012Here
Song Il-gon month kicks off with Flower Island05 Apr 2012Here
When I spoke its name, it came to me and became a flower: Korean group show in Paris31 Mar - 17 Jun 2012
Meet Mr Daddy, and Park Kwang-su, at the Apollo, 29 March.29 Mar 2012
Tradition and Socialism: Art and Archaeology in North Korea27 Mar 2012
In the Details – at Hanmi Gallery23 Mar - 06 Apr 2012
Korean Contemporary Art at Moorhouse22 Mar - 27 Apr 2012Here
Mee Hyun Oh at St Dunstan-in-the-West21 Mar 2012
Lee Yoon-ki’s “Come Rain, Come Shine” at the Pan Asian Film Festival17 Mar 2012Here
Lines in Drawing at 43 Inverness Street16 Mar - 20 Apr 2012
Hur Shan in Bodhi, at Gazelli Art House15 Mar - 19 Apr 2012
Park Kwangsu at the KCC #2: The Uprising15 Mar 2012
DPRK's Unhasu Orchestra performs in Paris14 Mar 2012Here
A Single Spark at the KCC12 Mar 2012
Igudesman and Joo in A Little Nightmare Music at the Cadogan Hall09 Mar 2012Here
Park Kwang-su month kicks off with Chilsu and Mansu, 8 March08 Mar 2012
Kwon Soonhak and Won Seoyeoung in HADA Contemporary group show02 Mar - 24 Mar 2012
Nostalgia of Korea, Korean: Kang Bong-kyu solo show at Mokspace02 Mar - 31 Mar 2012
Yoon-hee Kim at the Cadogan Hall28 Feb 2012
E J-yong month concludes with Actresses + Q&A23 Feb 2012Here
Sarah Chang plays Shostakovich at the Barbican23 Feb 2012
Sasapari at the Bargehouse: its 5th year, now with 64 artists22 Feb - 26 Feb 2012Here
Lomography store celebrates Seoul20 Feb - 25 Feb 2012
Varsity Baduk tournament19 Feb 2012
Rebellion in Pre-Modern Korea16 Feb 2012
Dr James Kim of PUST – talks in London, Oxford and Cambridge16 Feb - 18 Feb 2012Here
Introducing the P’yongyang project at SOAS16 Feb 2012Here
February meeting of the British Korean Women’s Society13 Feb 2012
Treeless Mountain on BBC4 TV12 Feb 2012
2012 K-Pop Academy: The Application Window is now open12 Feb 2012
Archaeology study day in Cambridge04 Feb 2012
E J Yong: February's director of the month at the KCC02 Feb - 23 Feb 2012Here
A New Space around the Body – contemporary fashion at the KCC01 Feb - 28 Feb 2012Here
Joohee Chun at HF Contemporary Art31 Jan - 12 Feb 2012
MinJung Baek at St Martin-in-the-Fields27 Jan 2012
SOAS seminar: The Vacillation of Culture in Neoliberal South Korea26 Jan 2012
Duellist + Lee Myung-se Q&A26 Jan 2012
Sulki Yu with MinJung Baek at the LSE26 Jan 2012
Between Tiers: Heo Wook at Mokspace25 Jan - 07 Feb 2012
Pulgasari screens at the Roxy Borough High St16 Jan 2012Here
Korean artists and designers at Canary Wharf14 Jan - 14 Feb 2012Here
‘M’ is the second of Lee Myung-se’s films at the KCC this month12 Jan 2012
David Heather’s North Korean art collection returns to La Galleria09 Jan - 03 Feb 2012
London Information Centre: Hyemin Park at Mokspace08 Jan - 10 Jan 2012
An Myung-nam at the Mall Galleries06 Jan - 15 Jan 2012
January is Lee Myung-se month at the KCC05 Jan - 26 Jan 2012
One year, 12 directors, 59 films, 12 Q&As. What could be better?05 Jan - 27 Dec 2012Here
Muse London: media art focus at the KCC16 Dec - 21 Jan 2012
Boundaries at C99 Art Project01 Dec - 31 Jan 2012
Autumn term seminars at SOAS11 Oct - 09 Mar 2012
Korean artists at Asia Triennial Manchester 201102 Sep - 15 Jan 2012