Category Archives: Art and Culture

Artist Zadie Xa on Art Night festival, sea animals and highlighting minority stories

https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/artist-zadie-xa-art-night-festival-interview-a4170631.html Ben Luke – Evening Standard When I walk into a yard behind Zadie Xa’s East End studio, she’s in the middle of a fascinating process. With her husband, artist Benito Mayor Vallejo, she’s just revealed some unmistakable shapes from … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture, Sources | Leave a comment

A journey through death in Yoo Sun-hoo’s After 4: Over the Moon

http://www.seeingdance.com/after-4-15082017/ Published: August 15, 2017 A journey through death in Yoo Sun-hoo’s After 4: Over the Moon ZOO Southside, Edinburgh August 9, 2017 David Mead ★★★★ The Fringe has the lovely habit of coming up with the unexpected, shows that … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture | Leave a comment

Mind Dramaturgy: Lee Kyung @ Edfringe 2017

http://vilearts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/mind-dramaturgy-lee-kyung-edfringe-2017.html Lee K. Dance – supported by Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea Mind-Goblin UK Premiere Award-winning Korean choreographer Lee Kyung Eun exorcises the spirit of our confusing world in her intense and visceral solo piece Dance Base, 16 … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture | Leave a comment

A memoir: Shin Sang-ok, Choi Eun-hee and I

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/10/180_215463.html By An Hong-kyoon My phone rang. The caller was the press officer at the Korean Embassy in Washington. “Mr. Shin Sang-ok and Ms. Choe Eun-hee are scheduled to hold a press conference. Our embassy wants you to act as … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture, Korea Times, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Open letter to the people of Busan supporting the work of Busan International Film Festival Director Lee Yongkwan

THE ATTACKS ON BIFF Tony Rayns http://filmalert101.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/tony-rayns-writes-open-letter-to-people.html As one of BIFF’s foreign advisors, I’ve spent the past year in London watching events in Busan with mounting disbelief. My incredulity began when Busan Metropolitan City Council demanded that a documentary essay-film … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture | Leave a comment

It’s Time To Stop Ignoring South Korean Abstract Art

Korean monochrome painting, or tansaekhwa, originated in a deep ambivalence about painting. By Barry Schwabsky http://www.thenation.com/article/its-time-to-stop-ignoring-south-korean-abstract-art/  Globalization has been the talk of the art world for years now, but the international perspective is of a shallow sort—a smorgasbord of … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture | Leave a comment

Embeddedness essay

CONTEXTS AND TRANSFORMATIONS: KOREAN FILM AND VIDEO SINCE 1950 Actors do not behave or decide as atoms outside a social context, nor do they adhere slavishly to a script written for them by the particular intersection of social categories that … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture | Leave a comment

Unethical Conductor and the fate of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/unethical-conductor-and-the-fate-of-seoul-philharmonic-orchestra I am Sang Soo Kim, a playwright, a producer, and culture critic living in Korea. I won the Dae Jong Award (the equivalent of a Korean Oscar) for the best screenplay in 1996.   As an artists, I pursue social … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture, Gramophone | Leave a comment

Fun on the dark side

http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/reviews/other_categories/article1279157.ece AIDAN FOSTER-CARTER Victor Cha THE IMPOSSIBLE STATE North Korea, past and future 530pp. Bodley Head. £25. 978 1 84792 235 9 John Everard ONLY BEAUTIFUL, PLEASE A British diplomat in North Korea 260pp. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. Paperback, £12.99 … Continue reading

Posted in Aidan Foster-Carter, Art and Culture, Times (UK) | Leave a comment

Hwang Ji-hae: “I get inspirations from the gardens I saw while growing up.”

Hwang Ji-hae: “I get inspirations from the gardens I saw while growing up.” http://www.koreafocus.or.kr/design2/layout/content_print.asp?group_id=104282 Kim Yun-deok Staff Reporter The Chosun Ilbo “Can you make me look attractive to investors?” Everyone laughs when Hwang Ji-hae (Jihae Hwang), 36, the “queen of … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture | Leave a comment