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August 2012 KF Activities

Korean Artists Participate in dOCUMENTA 13

Works by three Korean artists – JeonJoon-ho, Moon Kyung-won, and Yang Hye-kyu (Yang Haegue) – are on display at the 13th edition of dOCUMENTA, one of the world’s largest exhibitions of contemporary artheld once every five years in Kassel, Germany. Kim Sun-jung is also participating as a curator.


DateJune 9-September 16
VenuesDocumenta Halle & Hauptbahnhof, Kassel, Germany
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6525 /cultural@kf.or.kr

Sydney Biennale Features Korean Ceramists’ Works

Park Young-sook and Yee Soo-kyung exhibit their collaborative works titled “The Moon Jar Project,” at the 18th Biennale of Sydney in Australia.


DateJune 27-September 16
VenuesMuseum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6525/ cultural@kf.or.kr

Korean Program at Concordia Language Villages

Concordia Language Villages, one of the most extensive foreign language and culture immersion camps in the U.S., launches a Korean program offering classes in the Korean language, taekwondo, samulnori(traditional percussion quartet), archery, pottery-making, and filmmaking.


DateJuly 15-August 29
VenuesConcordia Language Villages, Minnesota, U.S.
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8581/jechoi@kf.or.kr

Exhibition of Italian Film Posters

The exhibition displays promotional materials of a selection of classic Italian movies, including movie posters featuring Italy’s four legendary actresses: Sophia Loren, SilvanaMangano, Claudia Cardinale, and Gina Lollobrigida.


DateJuly 19-August 3
VenuesKF Cultural Center Gallery
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/ kfcenter@kf.or.kr

Ensemble Opus Performs in Europe

Ensemble Opus stages a series of concerts and master classes of Western classical music in Spain, Germany, and Poland.


DateJuly 19-August 20
VenuesAvila, Spain (July 19-20); Berlin, Germany (August 12); and Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland (August 18)
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/ cultural@kf.or.kr

Korean Studies Workshop for U.S. Educators

The Korea Academy for Educators offers an intensive educational program on Korean history, culture, and modern society for primary and secondary school teachers and educational administrators from across the U.S.


DateJuly 30-August 3
VenuesKorean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8581/jechoi@kf.or.kr

Korean Studies Workshop for Russian and Armenian Educators

In its fifth year, the annual Korean Studies Workshop for Russian Educators, jointly organized by the Korea Foundation and the Russian Academy of Education in coordination with Russia’s education ministry, invites 15 geography and social science teachers from Russia and Armenia for a fortnight program on Korean history and culture.


DateJuly 30-August 12
VenuesHankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Andong, Gyeongju
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8588/ureypark@kf.or.kr

17th Korea-China Future Forum

The forum brings together high-profile figures from Korea and China to discuss bilateral relations in regard to regional cooperation, recent developments on the Korean Peninsula, and cooperation on green economy.


DateAugust 9-10
VenuesBeijing and Dalian, China
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8545/ yjseo@kf.or.kr

UNPOLISHED: Young Designers of Poland

The exhibition highlights contemporary design trends in Poland, featuring 18 works by 16 Polish designers in their 30s to 40s.


DateAugust 9-30
VenuesKF Cultural Center Gallery
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6514/ kfcenter@kf.or.kr

Sadari Movement Lab’s Performance in India

Sadari Movement Laboratory, a Seoul-based theater company, stages “Woyzeck,” written by Georg Büchner, at the Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Festival in India, at the invitation of InKo Centre, a Chennai-based Korean cultural center promoting inter-cultural dialogue based on the rich traditions of India and Korea.


DateAugust 16-23
VenuesChennai and Bangalore, India
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6522/ cultural@kf.or.kr

Korea-Vietnam Future Forum

The forum invites high-profile figures from Korea and Vietnam for dialogue to share their ideas and explore the direction for strategic and cooperative relations between the two countries.


DateAugust 28
VenuesHanoi, Vietnam
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8540/jokim@kf.or.kr

7th Korea-ASEAN Cooperation Forum

The forum invites prominent figures from Korea and ASEAN countries to discuss ways to strengthen cooperative relations under the theme of “A Better World of Differences.”


DateAugust 29-30
VenuesHanoi, Vietnam
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8540/ jokim@kf.or.kr

20th Korea-Japan Forum

The 20th annual forum brings together prominent figures from Korea and Japan to discuss an array of pending issues of mutual concern, including the fluid situation of domestic politics, regional security developments, promotion of bilateral cooperation amid economic globalization, and achievements and future challenges of the forum on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.


DateAugust 29-31
VenuesGrand Hyatt Fukuoka, Japan
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8528/ jypark04@kf.or.kr

Quiz on Korea

Twenty-seven Korean embassies hold quiz contests on Korea-related subjects in an effort to broaden interests in Korea amidst the growing popularity of Korean pop culture around the world. The first-place winners from a preliminary round in each country will compete in a final round of “Quiz on Korea” that will be broadcast by KBS.


DateAugust 30-September 1
VenuesSeoul, Gyeongju, Andong in Korea
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8527/hykwon@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, present lectures, and deepen their understanding of Korean society and current affairs.


Period Guest
August 3-10 Patrick Daniel, editor-in-chief of the English and Malay newspapers divisions of Singapore Press Holdings
August 5-19 Group of 100 U.S. high school students
August 6-11 Group of 19 foreign scholars
August 17-19 Erika Sylva Charvet, cultural minister of Ecuador






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