UK Korean Events of the Week: 8th – 14th April
It’s good news for anyone who wanted to see the KCC’s cosmetics exhibition but didn’t get the chance as they have extended the run for another two weeks. Alongside this there is another exhibition opening at MOKSPACE this week showing a variety of prints as well as a couple of other exhibitions continuing from last week. Aside from art there are a few other events taking place this week including a screening of the first film to feature the KCC’s second actor in their ‘Year of 4 Actors’ series, a language meetup and the second open mic event from Revolution of Music. Keep reading for details on everything Korea-related happening in the UK this week.
Inspired by Nature, the Traditional Cosmetics of Korea @ KCCUK
After us telling you that last week was the final chance to go to this exhibition, it has now been extended for another two weeks! The artifacts on display are all on loan from the Coreana Cosmetics Museum which houses over 5000 different objects related to traditional Korean cosmetic culture and range in era from the Three Kingdoms period to the 20th century.If you want a more hands on experience, you can take part about how to make traditional natural cosmetics through public workshop. So if you want to check out this exhibition, you now have another two weeks to do so!
Until 20th April / Opening times Mon-Fri 11am-5pm Sat 11am-5pm / KCCUK 1 – 3 Strand London WC2N 5BW / Click here for details.
The Tainted @ Gazelli Art House
This exhibition of Korean artist Shan Hur and Italian artist Aron Demetz’s 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 slightly less than two month 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.
‘Postmodern Times’ Gwon Osaeg exibition @ HADA Contemporary
The new exhibition from Korean artist and sculptor Gwon Osaeng continues into its second week this week. 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.
4th April – 31st May / Opening times: 11am-6pm / HADA Contemporary 21 Vyner street London E2 9DG / Click here for details.
Breeze: Hyun Jeung, Katsutoshi Yuasa and Phil Greenwood Exhibition @ MOKSPACE
Having closed up their ceramics exhibition last week, Mokspace is back with a new exhibition of prints from three artists including Korean Hyun Jeung. The works of the three internationally-acclaimed print makers, which cover a wide range of themes and subject matters from lost youth to beautiful landscapes and each is created using each print-makers own unique processes and styles. The exhibition runs until the end of April so you have a few weeks to see it before it closes. Click the link below to read more about each artist.
9th – 28th April / MOKSPACE, 33 Museum Street, London WC1A / Click here for details and to book.
KCCUK Film Night: The Harmonium in My Memory
After last week’s Q&A session with Moon So-ri, the KCC has moved onto the second actor in their ‘Year of 4 Actors': Jeon Do-yeon. This film, set in the 1960s, features Jeon as 17 year-old student Yun Hong-yeon who has a crush on young teacher Kang Soo-Ha (Lee Byun-hun). After discovering Kang Soo-Ha has feelings for fellow teacher Yang Eun-hee (Lee Mi-yeon), she tries her best to show up her older rival. The screening, as always is free, just book beforehand online.
11th April 7pm / KCCUK, 1 – 3 Strand ,London WC2N 5BW / Click here for details and to book.
RoM Open Mic and Noraebang
Revolution of Music is back after a successful first event with another open mic night featuring a variety of artists and musicians playing an array of music including K-pop and other Korean music. It will be followed by karaoke and a raffle.
12th April 2pm / Admission: £2.50/ Norito, Studio 5, 162/164 Abbey Street, London SE1 2AN / Click here for details.
Korean-English Language Exchange Meetup: Intermediate level and above
The long-established Korean Language Meetup group is having another of its regular meetups for intermediate and above Korean speakers and learners to meet up and practice with each other. To book a place and find out more visit their Meetup page. The event details are all in Korean so be aware this event is ONLY for those who already speak Korean at a conversational level.
14th April 11.30am / Admission: £1 (book in advance) / Central London (Location only shown upon booking) / Click here for details and to book.
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