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May 2012 KF Activities

Touring Exhibition of Korean Artifacts in Germany

This touring exhibition titled “Korea Rediscovered!” features 250 objects including 116 art works and artifacts selected from the Korean collections at 10 German museums. This is second of the exhibition’s four showings at leading museums in Germany, which has been underway since 2011.


PeriodFebruary 16-May 27
VenueGrassi Museum of Ethnography, Leipzig, Germany
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/ cultural@kf.or.kr

‘Nostalgia: East Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition’

The exhibition features works by 14 artists from Korea, China, Taiwan, and Japan. As part of an ongoing East Asian trilateral cultural sharing program, the exhibition is presented in Shanghai, China, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Seoul and Beijing.


PeriodFebruary 18-May 1
VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6514/ shpark@kf.or.kr

‘Nordic Day ― Nordic Design in Everyday Life’

The exhibition presents works by designers, craftsmen, and contemporary artists who are currently active in Scandinavia. The exhibits include furniture items made by master designers representative of the region and experimental animation works by young artists.


PeriodMarch 19-May 5
VenueKorea Foundation Cultural Center Gallery
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/ kfcenter@kf.or.kr

Lecture Series on ‘Treasures of Korean Cinema’

The KF Cultural Center offers an opportunity for foreign movie fans to deepen their understanding of Korean culture and history through the showing and discussion of selected Korean film classics.


PeriodMarch 26-June 4, 12:30-2:30 p.m., every other Monday
VenueKF Cultural Center Seminar Room
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/ kfcenter@kf.or.kr

Korean Cinema Today in Berlin

The House of World Cultures in Berlin, Germany is presenting a Korean film festival that showcases selected films which have been screened at the Busan International Film Festival.


PeriodMay 3-13
VenueThe House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/ cultural@kf.or.kr

Commemorative Performance of Chilean Folk Music

Los Huasos Quincheros, a popular Chilean folk music group, presents the Latin American country’s traditional music in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Korea-Chile diplomatic relations.


PeriodMay 9, 7:00pm
VenueKF Cultural Center Gallery
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/ kfcenter@kf.or.kr

5th Korea-Italy Forum

Under the theme of “Devising a New Model of Bilateral Relationship,” representatives of the political, business, academic and cultural sectors of Korea and Italy get together to exchange their views on major issues of mutual concern to advance cooperative relations.


PeriodMay 15-16
VenueHotel Inter-Burgo, Daegu, Korea
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8562/ yrjeong@kf.or.kr

Latin American Photo Exhibition

A photo exhibition, entitled “Photograph and Identity: A View to Latin America and the Caribbean,” marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Latin American countries and the bicentennial of the region’s independence. It features 70 works by 15 leading Latin American photographers which depict the reality and identity of the region and its people.


PeriodMay 15-June 9
VenueKF Cultural Center Gallery
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/ kfcenter@kf.or.kr

KF Regular Lecture Series: ‘Renaissance’

The Korea Foundation hosts a series of lectures on the “Renaissance,” a landmark era of Europe’s cultural development in the 14th to 16th centuries, covering a diverse range of subjects, such as music, fine arts, and history.


PeriodMay 22-July 10 (7:00 p.m., every Tuesday)
VenueKF Culture Center Seminar Room
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/ kfcenter@kf.or.kr

Korea-Germany Forum on National Competitiveness

The “Korea-Germany Competitiveness Forum 2012” analyzes how Germany’s manufacturing and financial sectors have enjoyed balanced growth during the global financial crises with a view to helping Korea to find a new paradigm of economic development through shared growth among businesses.


PeriodMay 24
VenueOrchid Room, Grand Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8643/ cmlee@kf.or.kr

KF Gallery Open Stage 3

Korean-German pianist Caroline Fischer, dubbed “Young Lioness of the Keyboard,” performs at the third session of the KF Gallery Open Stage 2012.


PeriodMay 24, 7:30 p.m.; May 25, 7:00 p.m.
VenueHwagang Culture Center, Cheolwon Cheorwon (May 24) KF Culture Center Gallery (May 25)
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/ kfcenter@kf.or.kr

Latin American Cultural Festival

The Korea Foundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, hosts a Latin American cultural festival under the theme of “An Encounter with the Passion of Latin America” to introduce the region’s rich culture through diverse performances and exhibitions.


PeriodMay 26-June 3
VenueKF Culture Center (May 26-29) Theater Yong, National Museum of Korea, Seoul (May 31-June 3)
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/ kfcenter@kf.or.kr

Invitation Program

The Korea Foundation invites prominent foreign figures and professionals from diverse sectors to visit Korea so they can exchange information with their Korean counterparts, visit relevant organizations, give lectures, and deepen their understanding of Korean society and current affairs.


Period Guests
May 14-18 18 representatives of the Chinese media (Future Exchange Program with China)
May 21-26 A group of prominent sports figures
May 28-June 5 Delegation of 150 young Chinese public officials (Korea-China Youth Exchange Program)

ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8526/ publicdiplomacy@kf.or.kr





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