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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. We also provide a link to reviews or videos on third party sites (marked for a text review and for a video) where we are aware of coverage of an event that we couldn’t get to. Where an event lasts for several days or weeks, it appears in the list sorted on its start date.

Big Bang perform at Wembley Arena14 Dec - 15 Dec 2012LKL
Now X Here: the KCC’s 5th call-for-artists exhibition12 Dec - 23 Jan 2013LKL
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 partySat 08 Dec 2012
Screening: One Fine Day | 화창한 날 – a short film on the life of a Korean artist living in LondonSat 08 Dec 2012
Jerome De Wit at SOAS: Motivations for Writing during the Korean WarFri 07 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, HoxtonWed 05 Dec 2012
Christmas in August, Hur Jin-ho’s classic 1998 debut feature, screens at the RoxyMon 03 Dec 2012
Grace Yeo performs at the Purcell RoomMon 03 Dec 2012
오방색 O BANG SAEK: the 5th Korean Artists Association event at the KCC28 Nov - 04 Dec 2012LKL
LSE Korea Economic and Political Forum 2012Sat 24 Nov 2012
Exhibition news: Phobia – at Hanmi Gallery23 Nov - 05 Dec 2012
Adam Cathcart at SOAS: Sino-North Korean relations in 1940s and 1950sFri 23 Nov 2012
British Korean Womens Society – inaugural eventTue 20 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 SOASSat 17 Nov 2012LKL
Andre Schmid at SOAS: moral didactic literature and North Korean historyFri 16 Nov 2012LKL
Three Gates – a brief group exhibition at Hanmi Gallery14 Nov - 17 Nov 2012
Korea Moves - with Tim Garland @ London Jazz FestivalWed 14 Nov 2012LKL
Haegue Yang inaugural artist for Der Öffentlichkeit in Munich09 Nov - 22 Sep 2013
PSY’s Oxford talk confirmed for 7 November – members onlyWed 07 Nov 2012
SOAS public workshop: State Capitalism and Development in East AsiaTue 06 Nov 2012
Grace Yeo’s Wigmore debutSun 04 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 2012LKL
Call for Artists 2012: The 5th UK Korean Artists’ Exhibition at the KCCWed 31 Oct 2012
Sarah Chang plays Barber at the Cadogan HallFri 26 Oct 2012
Event news: King of Pigs screens at the Genesis CinemaTue 23 Oct 2012
The big London Im Kwon-taek retrospective – confirmed screening dates and times22 Oct - 03 Nov 2012LKL
Hugh Keice at O2 Academy IslingtonSun 21 Oct 2012
KAYA – in concert at the Barn Theatre, WestminsterSat 20 Oct 2012
Vladimir Tikhonov at SOAS: “Heroes” in Qing China and Korea late C19 / early C20Fri 19 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 AutumnFri 12 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 StudiosThu 11 Oct 2012
BFI London Film Festival 201210 Oct - 21 Oct 2012LKL
One Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy: Art in Residence at NEO Bankside10 Oct - 10 Nov 2012LKL
Dokdo, Historical Awareness, and Korea-Japan RelationsTue 09 Oct 2012
Jinkyun Ahn: On the surface of images06 Oct - 18 Nov 2012
Hyunjhin Baik – Solo Exhibition at 43 Inverness Street05 Oct - 17 Nov 2012LKL
Mosaic Films launch their new project: Nothing to Envy – the animationFri 05 Oct 2012
Lee Kangwook: Invisible Space, at HADA Vyner Street04 Oct - 26 Oct 2012LKL
Aidan Foster-Carter on the Demise of Kim Jong-ilThu 04 Oct 2012LKL
Sanghyun Kim solo exhibition at Mokspace02 Oct - 12 Oct 2012LKL
Korean Art: Narratives and Displays in Museum ContextsSat 29 Sep 2012
Celebrate Chuseok with the Anglo-Korean SocietyFri 28 Sep 2012
Speed Date with Korean ArtistsThu 27 Sep 2012
Screening: From Seoul to Varanasi (바라나시)Thu 27 Sep 2012
CNBlue comes to the indigO2Sat 22 Sep 2012LKL
Bada Song at The Agency Gallery21 Sep - 20 Oct 2012
Jeon Kyu-hwan’s Town Trilogy is complete with Dance Town, Thursday at the KCCThu 20 Sep 2012
Korea Design returns to 100% Design London19 Sep - 22 Sep 2012LKL
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 FestivalFri 14 Sep 2012
Animal Town screens at the KCCThu 13 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 2012LKL
Contemporary K-art in front of Tate Modern at the Thames Festival08 Sep - 09 Sep 2012LKL
Gangjeong awareness campaign to come to Trafalgar SquareSat 08 Sep 2012
The second KCC-sponsored K-pop contestSat 08 Sep 2012
Mozart Town screens at the KCCThu 06 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 GalleryWed 05 Sep 2012LKL
Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional KoreaMon 03 Sep 2012LKL
Ha Young Kim: Eat All You Can at Hoxton Art Gallery31 Aug - 04 Oct 2012LKL
Blue Crystal Ball: group exhibition at the Holden Gallery, Manchester30 Aug - 20 Sep 2012
Come Rain Come Shine + director Q&A at the Apollo PiccadillyThu 30 Aug 2012LKL
Petty Romance screens at the Genesis CinemaThu 30 Aug 2012LKL
Symposium – a group exhibition at Mokspace23 Aug - 03 Sep 2012
Lee Yoon-ki’s My Dear Enemy screens at the KCCThu 23 Aug 2012
Love Talk screens at the KCCThu 16 Aug 2012LKL
Francesca Cho at the Riverside Studios12 Aug - 31 Aug 2012LKL
This year’s Kingston Korean Festival is on 11 August 2012Sat 11 Aug 2012LKL
Kayageum and lion dance at Kingston Summer BreezeSat 04 Aug 2012LKL
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 BarbicanThu 02 Aug 2012LKL
Shining K-Classics at the Royal Festival HallTue 31 Jul 2012LKL
Pansori Project ZA at the Queen Elizabeth HallMon 30 Jul 2012
Korea Shining Bright at the V+AMon 30 Jul 2012LKL
Korean Music Ensemble Baramgot at the Purcell RoomSun 29 Jul 2012LKL
Gong Myoung: Walkabout at the South bankSat 28 Jul 2012
Team Korea House opens for the London Olympics27 Jul - 12 Aug 2012LKL
Private: London 2012 Olympics27 Jul - 12 Aug 2012LKL
Lee Kangwook: Invisible Space, at Asia House26 Jul - 11 Aug 2012
Korean Eye 2012 at the Saatchi Gallery26 Jul - 23 Sep 2012LKL
KTO events to celebrate the Olympics25 Jul - 23 Sep 2012LKL
Meekyung Shin: Written In Soap — A Plinth Project23 Jul - 30 Jun 2013LKL
Be-Being presents Yimyeongongjak at the Queen Elizabeth HallMon 23 Jul 2012LKL
All Eyes on Korea: Concert series23 Jul - 31 Jul 2012LKL
Desire to Kill screens at the Roxy in Borough High StreetSat 21 Jul 2012
Join the Cheer for Korea Olympic FlashmobSat 21 Jul 2012LKL
Korea Sports Art at MokSpace20 Jul - 15 Aug 2012
Korean Music: Tradition, Innovation, and IdentityFri 20 Jul 2012
HJ Lim’s Wigmore debutFri 20 Jul 2012LKL
Soon Yul Kang at Art in Action 201219 Jul - 22 Jul 2012
La Chun Hyang - a traditional tale brought up to dateThu 19 Jul 2012
Exhibition news: Sung Hwan Kim in the Tate Modern Tanks18 Jul - 28 Oct 2012LKL
Introducing Korean Cuisine at the KCCWed 18 Jul 2012LKL
Kim Beom: The School of Inversion at the Hayward Gallery17 Jul - 02 Sep 2012LKL
Chinese Health and Well-being Day at Asia HouseSat 14 Jul 2012
Eyes on Korea – a lecture by Ralph RugoffFri 13 Jul 2012
Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World – the KCC’s summer exhibition11 Jul - 05 Sep 2012LKL
Culture and Identity, Kokdu and meWed 11 Jul 2012
Haegue Yang: Vita Activa, at the Hayward GallerySat 07 Jul 2012LKL
Black Eagles appear at Royal International Air Tattoo07 Jul - 08 Jul 2012LKL
Grace Yeo at St Vedast Foster LaneThu 05 Jul 2012
Irrepressible Seoul: Contemporary Korean Video Art, at Hackney PicturehouseThu 05 Jul 2012LKL
Hong Sungchul: Solid but Fluid, at HADA Contemporary05 Jul - 25 Jul 2012
Korean Defence Industry Showcase at the SavoyThu 05 Jul 2012LKL
Minjung Baek celebrates Debussy’s 150th anniversary03 Jul - 11 Jul 2012
Korean Pansori and Western Performer Training – Global Korea lecture at the KCCTue 03 Jul 2012LKL
Gumok, a new musical at the Chelsea TheatreSat 30 Jun 2012LKL
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 2012LKL
Korean TV Contents Showcase at the Connaught RoomsFri 29 Jun 2012LKL
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 ContextsTue 26 Jun 2012LKL
Gangjeong Night at the Old Justice PubTue 26 Jun 2012LKL
The MBC K-pop event: HyunA and Queen will shine; EXO K have nothing to loseSat 23 Jun 2012
MBC K-pop + culture festival at the O2Sat 23 Jun 2012LKL
Planet of Snail: “one of the most life-affirming viewing experiences I’ve ever had” says Twitch22 Jun - 28 Jun 2012LKL
Planet of Snail at the ICA22 Jun - 28 Jun 2012LKL
Joo Yeon Sir at Charlton HouseFri 22 Jun 2012
Jukhee Kwon: Being, at La Scatola Gallery22 Jun - 10 Aug 2012
Lee Joon-ik’s Sunny screens at the KCCThu 21 Jun 2012
Juhee Hong: The inevitability of change, at MokSpace20 Jun - 26 Jun 2012
Lee Bul: From Me, Belongs to You OnlyFri 15 Jun 2012
June meeting of the British Korean Women’s SocietyTue 12 Jun 2012
Dae Hun Kwon: Chalna at Rachmaninoff’s07 Jun - 14 Jul 2012LKL
Park Seungmo : A Present Moment at HADA Vyner Street07 Jun - 28 Jun 2012LKL
A Roundtable on ROUNDTABLE: Gwangju BiennaleWed 06 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 2012LKL
Mikhail Karikis: SeaWomen of Jejudo at The Wapping Project26 May - 07 Jul 2012LKL
“I’m a Petty Minded Creep” (Naneun Ggomsuda) comes to the UK25 May - 27 May 2012LKL
In Between: Picturing Migration – Gallery talk at Forman’s Smokehouse GalleryThu 17 May 2012
Shinwook Kim: Korean Folk Painting in Photography at Mokspace11 May - 28 May 2012LKL
Place Not Found: Korean Art Now at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery10 May - 03 Jun 2012LKL
Korean film: Years of radical change – free day-long seminar at SOASThu 10 May 2012
Places still available on AKS guided walk of Inns of CourtTue 08 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 RoadWed 02 May 2012LKL
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 2012LKL
Kimjongilia screens as part of North Korea Freedom WeekFri 27 Apr 2012
Weekend Artshow & Auction helps Heart Radio’s charity27 Apr - 29 Apr 2012
KCC’s 100th screening: Song Il-gon at the Apollo PiccadillyThu 26 Apr 2012LKL
Exposing Crimes against Humanity in North KoreaWed 25 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 ClubSun 22 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 KCCThu 19 Apr 2012
Taegugki-themed K-pop night at the KCCTue 17 Apr 2012
SOAS Workshop: The Diversity and Distinctiveness of Korean Music and Dance13 Apr - 14 Apr 2012LKL
The function of the oblique – at No Format and Son Gallery13 Apr - 03 Jun 2012
Hi Dharma! at the International Buddhist Film FestivalFri 13 Apr 2012
Terracotta Far East Film Festival 201212 Apr - 15 Apr 2012LKL
Korean Film at the Terracotta Festival12 Apr - 15 Apr 2012
Feathers in the Wind – the second Song Il-gon film at the KCCThu 12 Apr 2012LKL
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 2012LKL
Song Il-gon month kicks off with Flower IslandThu 05 Apr 2012LKL
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.Thu 29 Mar 2012
Tradition and Socialism: Art and Archaeology in North KoreaTue 27 Mar 2012
In the Details – at Hanmi Gallery23 Mar - 06 Apr 2012
Korean Contemporary Art at Moorhouse22 Mar - 27 Apr 2012LKL
Mee Hyun Oh at St Dunstan-in-the-WestWed 21 Mar 2012
Lee Yoon-ki’s “Come Rain, Come Shine” at the Pan Asian Film FestivalSat 17 Mar 2012LKL
Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting, at MMCA Gwacheon17 Mar - 13 May 2012LKL
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 UprisingThu 15 Mar 2012
DPRK's Unhasu Orchestra performs in ParisWed 14 Mar 2012LKL
A Single Spark at the KCCMon 12 Mar 2012
Igudesman and Joo in A Little Nightmare Music at the Cadogan HallFri 09 Mar 2012LKL
Park Kwang-su month kicks off with Chilsu and Mansu, 8 MarchThu 08 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 HallTue 28 Feb 2012
E J-yong month concludes with Actresses + Q&AThu 23 Feb 2012LKL
Sarah Chang plays Shostakovich at the BarbicanThu 23 Feb 2012
Sasapari at the Bargehouse: its 5th year, now with 64 artists22 Feb - 26 Feb 2012LKL
Lomography store celebrates Seoul20 Feb - 25 Feb 2012
Varsity Baduk tournamentSun 19 Feb 2012
Rebellion in Pre-Modern KoreaThu 16 Feb 2012
Dr James Kim of PUST – talks in London, Oxford and Cambridge16 Feb - 18 Feb 2012LKL
Introducing the P’yongyang project at SOASThu 16 Feb 2012LKL
February meeting of the British Korean Women’s SocietyMon 13 Feb 2012
Treeless Mountain on BBC4 TVSun 12 Feb 2012
2012 K-Pop Academy: The Application Window is now openSun 12 Feb 2012
Archaeology study day in CambridgeSat 04 Feb 2012
E J Yong: February's director of the month at the KCC02 Feb - 23 Feb 2012LKL
A New Space around the Body – contemporary fashion at the KCC01 Feb - 28 Feb 2012LKL
Joohee Chun at HF Contemporary Art31 Jan - 12 Feb 2012
MinJung Baek at St Martin-in-the-FieldsFri 27 Jan 2012
SOAS seminar: The Vacillation of Culture in Neoliberal South KoreaThu 26 Jan 2012
Duellist + Lee Myung-se Q&AThu 26 Jan 2012
Sulki Yu with MinJung Baek at the LSEThu 26 Jan 2012
Between Tiers: Heo Wook at Mokspace25 Jan - 07 Feb 2012
Pulgasari screens at the Roxy Borough High StMon 16 Jan 2012LKL
Korean artists and designers at Canary Wharf14 Jan - 14 Feb 2012LKL
‘M’ is the second of Lee Myung-se’s films at the KCC this monthThu 12 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 2012LKL
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
Qi Masters in Broadgate Circle and the Scoop19 Jul - 01 Jan 1970