UK Korean Events of the Week: 22nd – 28th April
The much-anticipated Korea Rocks tour starts this week in Kent before travelling on to Wales and then to London for the end of the week before visiting Liverpool and Manchester next week. It’s sure to be a great gig but if rock music isn’t your cup of tea there are several interesting art exhibitions continuing this week, a Korean language meetup as well as another of the KCCUK’s free film screenings. Keep reading for more details on all this week’s events.
Breeze: Hyun Jeung, Katsutoshi Yuasa and Phil Greenwood Exhibition @ MOKSPACE
It’s the final week to visit Mokspace ‘s latest display of prints from Hyun Jeung, Kasutoshi Yuasa and Phil Greenwood befor it closes on Sunday. 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. Click the link below to read more about each artist.
Until 28th April / MOKSPACE, 33 Museum Street, London WC1A / Click here for details and to book.
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.
‘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.
Korean-English Language Exchange Meetup: all levels
The long-established Korean Language Meetup group is having another of its regular meetups. Korean-speakers of all levels from complete beginners to native speakers are welcome to join for a great way to meet fellow Korean speakers and people interested in Korean culture. To book a place and find out more visit their Meetup page.
3th March 7pm / Admission:£1 / Central London (Location only shown upon booking) / Click here for details and to book.
It’s the first three stops on the Korea Rocks tour this week. Four up-and-coming Korean rock bands, Galaxy Express, Goonamgwayeoridingstella (or just Goonam for short), Gate Flowers and Apollo 18, will be playing a host of UK dates over the next two weeks in England and Wales. There first stop is in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and then onto the Focus Wales festival and finally the Barfly in Camden on Sunday. They’re sure to be great gigs and best of all are the ticket prices: Kent and London are free and Wales is only £5! A few of our writers will be attending the Camden show on Sunday and we can’t wait! Read our article for more details on the tour, the bands and how to book.
24th April 8pm / Admission: FREE / The Forum, Fonthill, The Common, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8YU
26th April 6.30pm / Admission: £5 / The Bank, Hill Steet, Wrexham LL12 1SN (Part of Focus Wales music festival)
28th April 7pm / Admission: FREE / Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 8AN
KCCUK Film Night: My Mother, the Mermaid
Th KCC continues its screenings of films starring the second actor in their ‘Year of 4 Actors’, Jeon Do-yeon in My Mother, The Mermaid. The film follows the story of Na-young (Jeon) as she is forced to give up her dream trip abroad to search for her suddenly disappearing father. Arriving at her parents’ hometown she is unexpectedly is pulled back into the past where she meets a younger version of her mother and watches as her parents’ love story unfolds. The performance won Jeon three Best Actress awards at some of Korea’s most prestigious awards ceremonies and the film came overall 37th in Domestic Box Office takings in 2004. 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.
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