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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Suh Do-ho solo exhibition at Serpentine Gallery

From the Serpentine Gallery archives, a record of the first survey exhibition of Do-Ho Suh’s work in Europe. Do-Ho Suh Serpentine Gallery | Kensington Gardens | London W2 3XA | 23 April – 26 May 2002 A leading Korean artist’s poignant vision of individuality and collectivity Do-Ho Suh’s work Floor (1997-2000) consists of sheets of glass supported by … [Read More]

The Last Empress: spectacular but unsatisfying

The Last Empress is an original Korean musical in the style of a traditional Broadway production, and is based on the life story of Queen Min, the last Empress of the Joseon Dynasty, who was murdered by Japanese assassins in 1895. Undoubtedly patriotic in its theme, it capitalises on the popularity of the musical in … [Read More]

Memories of Mokseokwon

Fond memories of a visit to Mokseokwon (목석원) sculpture park in Chejudo. I was lucky enough to be introduced to Baek Un-Ch’ol, who has masterminded the park. The main exhibits in the park are interesting pieces of driftwood, which Mr Baek has spent a lifetime collecting. He could earn a fortune by flogging them off … [Read More]

The June 15 North-South Joint Declaration

The following is the text of the joint declaration issued following the first Nouth-South summit. NORTH-SOUTH JOINT DECLARATION True to the noble will of all the fellow countrymen for the peaceful reunification of the country, Chairman Kim Jong Il of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and President Kim Dae … [Read More]

The 1994 US – DPRK Agreed Framework

AGREED FRAMEWORK BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA GENEVA, OCTOBER 21, 1994 Delegations of the Governments of the United States of America (U.S.) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held talks in Geneva from September 23 to October 21, 1994, to negotiate an overall resolution of … [Read More]

Denuclearization of the Korean peninsula

The text of the Joint Declaration, courtesy of the Federation of American Scientists: JOINT DECLARATION ON THE DENUCLEARIZATION OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA Entry into force on February 19, 1992 South and North Korea, In order to eliminate the danger of nuclear war through the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, to create conditions and an environment … [Read More]

North-South Korea Joint Communiqué

Text of the North-South Korea Joint Communiqué

Pyongyang, July 4, 1972

Talks were held in Pyongyang and Seoul for discussing the question of improving the relations between the north and the south and reunifying the divided country.

Ri Hu Rak, director of the Central Intelligence Agency in Seoul, visited Pyongyang in the period from May 2 to 5, 1972, and had talks with Kim [Read More]