Join us for an evening with three celebrated Korean writers as they introduce works of Korean contemporary literature, including poetry, novels, and short fiction. The evening includes readings, brief talks, Q&A, and a reception with authors Jung-hee Oh, Hye-kyung Lee, and Sae-young Oh. With English-Korean interpretation. Organized in cooperation with the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.
Light Korean Reception & Wine Served
Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Korean Cultural Center Washington DC
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Celebration of Korean Arts & Culture
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 11 am - 3 pm
Towson University Freedom Square
The Asian Arts & Culture Center, Political Engagement Subcommittee, and the Department of Dance at Towson invite the public to engage in dialogue and explore aspects of Korean culture through presentations, performance, and a participatory workshop featuring the Sonagi Project percussion ensemble from Korea. Admission is free and open to the public. Details here
K-Literature: An Evening with Korean Writers
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 6 - 9 pm
Korean Cultural Center Washington DC
Join us for an evening with three celebrated Korean writers as they introduce works of Korean contemporary literature, including poetry, novels, and short fiction. The evening includes readings, brief talks, Q&A, and a reception with authors Jung-hee Oh, Hye-kyung Lee, and Sae-young Oh. With simultaneous English-Korean interpretation
. Details here
Forest, Wind and Rain: Korean Music by Sonagi Project
Saturday, October 13 | 8 pm
Center for the Arts Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University
Sonagi Project, whose name means rain shower, is an acclaimed ensemble of five young Korean musicians creating modern, original works based on Korean traditional music linked to Shamanic ceremonies. Formally from the traditions of Samulnori and Pansori, Sonagi musicians have developed a new movement, going back to the music's original emotion. Details here.
Hallyu Forum: Riding The Korean Wave
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 6:30 - 8 pm
Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University
Come ride the Korean Wave! The Korean Cultural Center Washington D.C. invite everyone interested in Korea and the Korean Wave to an exclusive forum where experts at the forefront of promoting Korean culture will offer story-telling style presentations explaining their ride on the Korean Wave in music, film, food, and more! Students can also apply for Project Hallyu, a program to award grants to students with innovative ideas for spreading knowledge about Korea or Korean popular culture. Details here.
Aggregations: Paper Sculpture by Kwang Young Chun
On display through December 8
Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson University
Noted Korean artist Kwang Young Chun, deeply immersed in the traditions and history of Korea, reveals his intense involvement with both Western art and the rich heritage of his homeland. Chun is recognized internationally for his sculptural and wall-relief forms, the fundamental elements of which are individual, triangular Styrofoam forms wrapped in Korean mulberry paper, hand-tied with mulberry paper twisted into string, and assembled into large-scale works. The whole is an aggregate of its many parts, reflecting a collective history of those who have shaped Korean culture. Details here.
You for Me for You | The Art of Song Byeok November 5 - December 2
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
The stage play You for Me for You by Mia Chung is a moving comic fantasy about two North Korean sisters who, facing starvation at the hands of a dizzyingly corrupt regime, make a bargain with a smuggler to flee to the United States. Woolly Mammoth's lobby will double as an art gallery throughout the run, featuring an exhibit by Korean pop artist Song Byeok, who was once the official state propaganda artist of North Korea. Tickets required. Details here.
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution
Cranes & Clouds:
The Korean Art of Ceramic Inlay
Featuring a variety of Korea's most stunning ceramics from the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties, and an exploration of the ancient techniques used to craft them since the 10th century. For more information, visit the Freer's website here. Also be sure to check out the National History Museum's acclaimed Korea Gallery.
*Upcoming and local events are not necessarily sponsored by or affiliated with the Korean Cultural Center. Know of an upcoming Korea-related event? Email AWOJ@koreaembassy.org to let us know.
The Korean Cultural Center at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, also known as KORUS House, is dedicated to promoting Korean culture and strengthening Korea-US ties through a variety of exhibitions, presentations, educational programs, partnerships, and support for local events in the Capital area. KORUS House also distributes free informational materials about Korea and manages the embassy website at www.dynamic-korea.com, a hub for Korea-US news. Please stop by to visit--our door is always open to all who want to learn about Korea. KORUS House is open to the public Monday to Friday, 9 am to noon and 1:30 to 5:30 pm.
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