Presenting Korean Culture

A text written in preparation for a panel session at the KCCUK on 30 January 2013, the fifth anniversary of the opening of the KCCUK back in 2008. Korean Culture in London – or indeed in the UK more widely – did not start with the opening of the Korean Cultural Centre in 2008. But […]

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Presenting Korean Culture 2: Why bother with the artist VIPs?

by Philip Gowman 31 October 2009
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Having being forced to think about issues concerning the presentation of Korean culture in London for the recent seminar at I-MYU, here are some additional thoughts, with maybe some more to come. The current exhibition at the Cultural Centre provides a stimulating and thought-provoking panorama of environmental issues. Present at the opening reception were two […]

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The presentation of Korean Contemporary Art in London – a punter’s perspective

by Philip Gowman 3 October 2009
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Having fumbled my incoherent, jet-lagged way through a half prepared presentation at I-MYU a couple of days ago, here, Thucydidean style, is what I would have said if I had been better prepared. Since LKL went online three and a half years ago, we’ve tracked over 90 exhibitions of Korean art and artefacts, most of […]

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What the KCC is for

by Philip Gowman 27 December 2008
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An analysis of the Korean Cultural Centre’s achievements in its first year of operation.

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Think Korea 2006: a review of the year

by Philip Gowman 30 December 2006
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2006 was a great year for Korean culture in London. I can’t rank it against previous years because this was the first time I’ve taken it upon myself actively to follow as many Korean-related events as I can, but for the wide range of things on show I think it must be one of the […]

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