I, Kid – the opening performance

I, Kid is now the seventh exhibition by the Korean Artists Association UK to be held at the KCC, and their 9th performance. This year’s performance and exhibition aimed to give expression to a feeling of nostalgia for one’s childhood – and for most artists participating in the event, this meant their childhood back in Korea. Previous […]

Exhibition visit: KAA residency — I, Kid

For their January 2017 exhibition and performance at the KCC, the Korean Artists Association chose nostalgia for childhood as their theme. The text which follows is from the exhibition catalogue, with installation shots mainly by LKL. I, Kid. 우리어릴적 Childhood memories are special to all of us. They do not disappear, but are planted in […]

Arirang: the 2015 KAA summer residency at the KCC

This year’s summer residency of the Korean Artists Association at the KCC runs for nearly three weeks, 7 – 27 July. Registration is required for the opening performance, via koreanartuk@gmail.com. Arirang: the 2015 Korean Artists’ Association summer residency at the KCC 2015 Opening Reception: Tue 7th July 6pm – 8.30pm PERFORMANCE: 7pm RSVP: koreanartuk@gmail.com EXHIBITION: […]

DJ Joonki’s K-pop mash-up

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the opening event of the Korean Artists Association residency on 12 August, here’s the DJ set from Joonki, via his YouTube channel. He was only alotted 5 minutes, but did pretty well to cover 30 years of K-pop. I’d like to hear something a bit longer […]

The KAA’s 합 Collaboration exhibition at the KCC: photos of some of the work

The KAA’s excellent 합, 合, Collaboration exhibition has now been reviewed over on koreanartists.co.uk. Here are some photos from the exhibition, with text from the exhibition catalogue. Photos by LKL, except where credited otherwise. Click on the thumbnails for a bigger version of the image. Kang Soon-yul My entry for this exhibition is based on […]

KAA’s 합, 合, Collaboration programme: the opening performance

As in previous years, the KAA’s residency at the KCC launches with a varied programme of music and performance during the opening festivities on 28 August. Pre-registration is required via koreanartuk@gmail.com. See details of the main event here. And the programme for the performance is as follows: Collaborative Performance 1. ‘Petal – like’ (꽃잎처럼) Poem […]

KAA’s 합, 合, Collaboration programme: the Conference and Workshop

Accompanying the KAA’s summer programme this year is a conference on Korean popular culture and performance with some well-known speakers, and a session on some of Korea’s historical books in UK collections given by KAA member Young-shin Kim. Pre-registration is required. Further details below: The Korean Artists Association Conference & Workshop The Korean Artist Association […]

Free Gayageum classes at the KCC

Many readers will have seen KAA Chairman Jung Ji-eun perform on her gayageum at various events. Now you can have some free classes from her at the KCC. Download an application form from the KCC website. Korean Music Classes: Introducing the Gayageum Would you like to learn a Korean Musical Instrument? The Korean Cultural Centre […]