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Transfer / 갈아타다: Korean and British Abstract Painting and the Digital Document

From 24 February – 15 April, the Korean Cultural Centre UK presents TRANSFER, a workshop-style exhibition that explores the digital documentation of painting. It consists of paintings juxtaposed with forms of digital documentation, and focuses on works from both the UK and South Korea which have been made over the past thirty years. A ‘document’ is … [Read More]

Art talk: Every Day, with Seulgi Lee Kang

Sometimes, a form of performance/video art can deliver more impact on people’s psychological level compared to any other type of arts. Our last 4482 Artist Talk session will spotlight a performance artist, Seulgi Lee Kang. We are pleased to introduce her to you and hope you can come along to hear more about her and … [Read More]

Jindo Drum Dance Workshop

This exciting Jindo-Drum Dance Workshop at the KCCUK will be held 14th (3pm-5pm for UCL students) and 15th December (6pm-8pm for everyone). The Jindo Drum Dance is a traditional dance from the third largest island (Jindo) in South Korea, the dance gained popularity and fame by the work of the late Park Byung Cheon. This … [Read More]

Begin Again: KCC UK X Germany Open Call exhibition 2022

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents a new exhibition 2022 KCC UK x Germany Open Call Begin Again, opening on 23 November until 4 February at 1-3 Strand, London, featuring six international artists: Iden Sungyoung Kim, Kyungmin Sophia Son, Nina Nowak, Sooun Kim, Yambe Tam and Ya-Wen Fu. To expand the opportunity of these talented emerging … [Read More]

East meets East: Han Ma Eum (Planetary Mind)

Celebrating UK Korea Contents Week 2022, Art Center Nabi and KCCUK co-present the exhibition Our Friendly Neighbours and a hybrid art conference East meets East: Han Ma Eum, demonstrating the current trajectories of Korean contemporary art in the commencement of the East meets East project. East meets East (EmE) is a long-term research project by … [Read More]

September Literature Night: The Pachinko Parlour

Author Elisa Shua Dusapin and translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins will join us for a talk about the novel ‘The Pachinko Parlour’, following the talk, Elisa Shua Dusapin will respond to questions from the audience. This event is co-organised with the publisher Daunt Books Publishing. The Pachinko Parlour From the author of Winter in Sokcho, Winner … [Read More]

Gallery: Hanji – Paper Compositions

The KCC’s summer exhibition was co-sponsored by the Hanji Development Institute, which is affiliated with the Hanji Theme Park in Wonju, Gangwon-do. Wonju was noted for its mulberry trees, and hence its hanji, in the Sillok from King Sejong’s reign and thus competes with other areas of Korea such as Mungyeong and Jeonju for the … [Read More]

A discussion with poet Hakjung Kim

In August we will have a special event as a part of our Korean Literature Night (KLN) with poet Hakjung Kim and this event will be presented at the KCCUK. Poet Hakjung Kim will share his thoughts about why writing as a minority voice in contemporary Korea matters. With the moderator Eugene Kim, Hakjung Kim … [Read More]

Documentary screening: With or Without You

With or Without You follows the lives of Magg-i and Chun-hee, both widows of the same man. After their husband has passed, the two elderly women continue to share the same house and a tender relationship blessed by moments of wit and humour. The debut documentary of Park Hyuck-jee, shot intermittently over several years, depicts the … [Read More]

Documentary screening: Soup and Ideology

After suffering an aneurysm, Yang Yonghi’s mother starts revealing tragic memories of her fleeing Korea during the Jeju incident in 1948. The Japanese-born filmmaker begins to piece together her present and her mother’s past, whom she visits in Osaka every month with her Japanese fiancé. They bond through cooking and tradition, despite their ideological differences … [Read More]

Documentary screening: Daniel Kim’s Halmoni

Jo Ok Sim, the Halmoni of the title, reflects on her life as she tends the flowers in her nursery farm at the southernmost tip of Argentina, Ushuaia. Arriving here in 1974 with her schoolteacher husband, he noticed that nobody grew lettuce, and persuaded the government to give him some land so he could try. … [Read More]

Hanji: Paper Compositions, at the KCC

The Korean Cultural Centre, UK presents Hanji: Paper Compositions, an exhibition that explores the possibilities of traditional Korean paper, or hanji. The exhibition approaches hanji as a versatile material, and features the work of over 20 internationally recognised and emerging artists whose mastering of various hanji techniques allows them to push the boundaries of making … [Read More]

Korean Film Nights “Summer Nights” season

In collaboration with the students from the Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA at the National Film and Television School, the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) is delighted to present the new summer season of Korean Film Nights 2022. All screenings will take place at the KCCUK, free of charge, with seats booking via www.koreanfilm.co.uk … [Read More]