UK Korean Events of the Week: 29th April – 5th May
It’s a good week for those of us outside London as the Korea Rocks tour continues up to Manchester and Liverpool after a successful London date on Sunday plus another film screening in Glasgow. Of course if you do live in London there are some great art exhibitions continuing this week if you are looking for something to go and see. Keep reading for details of all the events.
‘Postmodern Times’ Gwon Osaeg exibition @ HADA Contemporary
There are a few weeks left to see Gwon Osaeng’s display at HADA Contemporary. The exhibition showcases the artist’s three series: Deodorant Type, The Flat and The Sculpture which exam the futile and fleeting nature of modern life. Gwon plays with combining 2 and 3 dimensions in his artwork to push the boundaries of tradition concepts of sculpture and create a detached representation of modern life. The exhibition runs until the end of may so there is plenty of time to catch it. If you want to read more about the different series head over to London Korean Links.
Until 31st May / Opening times: 11am-6pm / HADA Contemporary 21 Vyner street London E2 9DG / Click here for details.
The Tainted @ Gazelli Art House
This exhibition of Korean artist Shan Hur and Italian artist Aron Demetz’s continues this week. The work focusses on exploring the complexity of relationship between nature and man. Hur’s sculptures and installations encourage the viewer to go on a journey of discovery through his work by placing unusual objects (such as collapsed ruins and a cracked column) into an everyday space. The artist aims to make the viewer question their own observations and perceptions and to create a space which fills the mind with curiosity. Demetz’s sculptures have a similar motive but with more focus on both the balance and unbalance between man and nature. There is just over a month left to catch this exhibition before it closes on the 5th of June.
Until 5th June / Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover Street, Mayfair, London / Click here for details.
weeKorea Film Screening – The Chaser
The free bi-monthly film screening is back at Glasgow School of Art’s student union, The Art School on Tuesday. The film being shown is Na Hong-jin’s 2008 box office hit ‘The Chaser’ which follows the story of an ex-detective-turned-pimp who goes on a search to find a serial killer after several of the girls who work for him go missing and the police seem to be not up to the task. An exclusive short film which never been shown internationally ‘Somewhere’ by Choi Yong-seok will also be screened beforehand. Attendees can also hang out in the bar upstairs afterwards for a chance to meet some like-minded people.
30th April 7pm / Admission: FREE / The Art School, 468 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3LW
After a successful first week, with performances in Kent, Wales and London, the Korea Rocks tour wraps up this week but only after some more gigs around the UK. The four up-and-coming Korean rock bands, Galaxy Express, Goonamgwayeoridingstella (or just Goonam for short), Gate Flowers and Apollo 18, will be playing in Manchester and then Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Sound City festival before heading back to Korea. We were at Sunday’s London gig and if that’s anything to go by, it’s well worth attending! Read our article for more details on the tour, the bands and how to book.
1st May 8pm / Admission: FREE / Night & Day Café, 26 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1JN
3rd May 10pm / Admission: with festival wristband (from £30) /Studio 2, 33-45 Parr St, Liverpool L1 4JN
4th May 2.30 pm / Admission: with festival wristband (from £30) /Kazimier Gardens, 4-5 WOLSTENHOLME SQ, Liverpool L1 4JJ
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