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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Exhibition news (Wigan): North Korea, An Exploration

An exhibition of DPRK photographs, objects and posters: North Korea, An Exploration The Old Courts | Wigan WN1 1NA | Exhibition: September 1st to the 27th from 11 AM to 4 PM every Friday and Saturday Opening event: Friday 1st September (7.30-9.30pm). Register via Facebook page Join us to celebrate the opening of a rare and … [Read More]

Korean artists at Asia Triennial Manchester 2011

The second Asia Triennial Manchester commences in October, with plenty of Korean interest: Junebum Park 19 November – 5 December CUBE Gallery Junebum Park is an artist based in Korea. Through a clever shift of perspective, Junebum transforms the most ordinary of environments into extraordinary scenes in which the artist’s hands interfere with the forces … [Read More]

On the Other Side of the Globe

On the Other Side of the Globe – first major contemporary Korean art and design exhibition in Manchester Manchester Digital Laboratory (Madlab) is a new community space for people who want to do and make interesting stuff – a place for geeks, artists, designers, illustrators, hackers, tinkerers, innovators and idle dreamers; an autonomous R&D laboratory … [Read More]

Cambridge-based Man U fan wins trip to Seoul

Celebrating the big supporter base in Korea for England’s most successful football team, the Seoul Metropolitan Government last weekend gave away a trip for two to Seoul in a lottery drawn at half time during the Manchester United game against Blackburn Rovers on 21 February. The legendary Bobby Charlton was there to witness the draw, … [Read More]

The Return of the King

Aashish Gadhvi deconstructs the return of Park Ji-sung In case you don’t know, my birthday’s coming up, and what I want is a Man United shirt, with printed number 13, ‘J.S. Park’ on the back. The reason I ask is because the damn shirt doesn’t even exist in Manchester United’s Megastore in Old Trafford. Upon … [Read More]

Korea, Manchester and the International Art Triennial

Beccy Kennedy reports Britain’s first Triennial of Asian Art launched earlier this month, when a gaggle of global art goers gathered in the grandiose foyer and atrium of Manchester Art Gallery to preview the outstanding art installations from Korea. Of the five Asian countries selected by galleries in Manchester: China, India, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, … [Read More]

Korean Links in Manchester

Beccy Kennedy, PhD candidate in contemporary Asian art at MIRIAD, and LKL’s visual arts correspondent, writes to remind us that London is not the only place in the UK to get your fix of Korean culture. If you don’t already live here and have ever felt like paying a visit to Britain’s birthplace of the … [Read More]