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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Lee Young-hee’s Stuff of Dreams, at the Guimet

A day trip away on the Eurostar is an exciting exhibition featuring the work of fashion designer Lee Young-hee (1936-2018), pioneer of the contemporary hanbok. The following text is a slightly edited Google translation of the official notice on the Guimet website. Lee Young-hee’s Stuff of Dreams Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet | … [Read More]

Dansaekhwa comes to France

As an incredible Lee Ufan exhibition closes in Versailles, Gallerie Perotin opens a solo show by Park Seo-Bo. Lee Ufan Versailles Gardens 17 June to 2 November 2014 Why choose Lee Ufan as the contemporary artist for 2014 in Versailles? Dare I say that, again, it is André Le Nôtre who influenced both Alfred Pacquement, … [Read More]

Korean Studies seminars at EHESS, Paris

The Centre de Recherches sur la Corée of EHESS has a series of public seminars, 2pm-4pm usually on Friday afternoons, which are definitely worth a visit if you are in Paris. The seminars are held in the ground floor seminar room or the first floor Grand Salon of the Maison de l’Asie, 22 avenue du Président … [Read More]

French cultural adviser to Korean presidents slams Paris KCC

Guy Sorman, French economist and philosopher, has advised President Lee Myung-bak on cultural promotion, and has met with two previous Korean presidents. In a recent press conference reported by the Korea Times he expresses some interesting thoughts on the success of K-pop abroad: “It’s thanks to the work of artists, not the government”. And he … [Read More]

New Korean gallery opens in Paris

For your weekend away in Paris, there’s a new attraction. Steer clear of anything to do with the Da Vinci Code at the Louvre and instead go to the new museum of African & Asian cultures at Quai Branly. Thanks to David at for a link to this article on the Yonhap site. SEOUL, … [Read More]