UK Korean Events of the Week: 24th – 30th June
There is a variety of events taking place this week. For the film lover, there are various events throughout the week with the ongoing Focus on Korea strand at the Edinburgh Film festival as well as a couple of screenings happening in London. There is also another K-pop concert screening, this time SHINee, for anyone interested as well as a couple of other exhibitions which have continued this week. Keep reading for full details of all the events.
Chung Heesung and Je Baak @ HADA Contemporary
It’s the third week for this exhibition at HADA contemporary which features the photography and videography of Korean artists Chung Heesung and Je Baak. The works on display explore the limits of representation found in both art forms and ‘challenge on the idea of truth, perception and identity through rejection and acceptance of failure’. The exhibition is open until the end of July so there is plenty of time left to see it.
6th June – 28th July / Opening times: 11am-6pm / HADA Contemporary 21 Vyner street London E2 9DG / Click here for details.
MOON JAR: Contemporary Translations in Britain @ KCCUK
To celebrate 130 years of Korea/UK diplomatic relations, the KCC is launching an 8 week-long series of events celebrating Korean pottery which played an important role in early relations between the two countries. Focussing on the Korean Moon Jar and other Korean pottery, there is an ongoing pottery exhibition in the KCC.
18th June – 17th August / KCCUK, 1 – 3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW / Click here for details.
Edinburgh International Film Festival: Focus on Korea Strand
Running for the whole of this week, Edinburgh International Film Festival is showing 6 different films from Korean directors as part of a special strand focussing on the best of modern Korean cinema. For full details of all the films and their showtimes, you can check out our article.
Until 30th June / Admission: £5-6 / Various locations, Edinburgh / Click here for details.
Crossing @ Amnesty International UK
South Korean feature film ‘Crossing’ (2008) which follows the story of a North Korean defector who flees to China to try to obtain medicine for his pregnant wife will be shown at Amnesty International this week. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with North Korean defector and former military captain, Joon Il Kim. The screening is completely free and there is no need to book beforehand.
24th June 7pm / Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA / Click here for details.
‘SHINee World 2012′ Concert DVD screening @ HMV Curzon Wimbledon
K-pop blog HallyuUK are putting on a screening of SHINee’s first Japanese arena tour ‘SHINee World 2012′ from last year at a cinema in Wimbledon. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought online or on the door.
26th June 4pm / HMV Curzon, Wimbledon, London / Click here for details.
Terracotta Film Club: Hansel And Gretel
Terracotta Distribution is showing Yim Phil-sung’s twisted take on a classic fairytale ‘Hansel And Gretel’ as part of their Terracotta Film Club. The event is sure to be popular with such an acclaimed film and given that previous events were sold out. Make sure you get your tickets!
26th June 6.30pm / Admission: £7.50 / Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY / Click here for details and to book.
KCCUK Film Night: The Housemaid
The KCC’s Year of 4 Actors continues with the sixth film to feature second actress Jeon Do-yeon. The Housemaid is a dark thriller which follows the life of au pair Eun-yi whose life unravels after she begins to have an affair with the rich husband of the family that she is working for.
27th June 7pm / KCCUK, 1 – 3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW / Click here for details and to book.
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