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September 2012 KF Activities

Korean Artists Participate in dOCUMENTA 13

Works by three Korean artists – Jeon Joonho, Moon Kyungwon, and Yang Yang Haegue (Yang Hye-gyu) – are exhibited at the 13th edition of dOCUMENTA, one of the world’s largest exhibitions of contemporary art, held once every five years, in Kassel, Germany. Kim Sun-jung is also participating as a curator.


DateJune 9-September 16
VenueDocumenta Halle & Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Kassel, Germany
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520 / cultural@kf.or.kr

Sydney Biennale Features Korean Ceramic Works

Park Young-sook and Yeesookyung (Yi Su-gyeong) exhibit their collaborative works, “The Moon Jar Project,” at the 18th Biennale of Sydney, in Australia.


DateJune 27-Septebmer 16
VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520 / cultural@kf.or.kr

KF Cultural Center’s 7th Anniversary Gallery Concert

On the occasion of its 7th anniversary, the KF Cultural Center presents concerts featuring leading artists of Western classical music, jazz, and traditional Korean music, as well as guest performers from foreign embassies in Korea.


DateSeptember 3-4
VenueKF Cultural Center Gallery
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520 / kfcenter@kf.or.kr

Concerts Marking the London Paralympics

On the occasion of the 2012 London Paralympics, Beautiful Mind Charity, a Seoul-based philanthropic group staging concerts for charitable purposes, presents three concerts in London. The concerts aim to harmonize people around the world, regardless of physical capabilities, and feature disabled and non-disabled musicians from Korea and the U.K.


DateSeptember 5-8
VenueBeveridge Hall, University of London; Coombehurst Studio, Kingston University; and a local school for children with disabilities
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520 / cultural@kf.or.kr

KF Global Think-Tank Fellowship/Internship Program

The Korea Foundation holds a briefing session on its Global Think-Tank Fellowship/Internship Program for interested candidates.


DateSeptember 6
VenueNew Millennium Hall, Yonsei University
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8529 / poorora@kf.or.kr

Korea’s DMZ: In Search for Peace and Life

The exhibition presents photos of the Korea’s demilitarized zone by Choi Byung-kwan, the first civilian ever authorized to capture images of the DMZ since the Korean War (1950-53). The photos tell a tragic tale of the country’s division through the natural scenery within the buffer zone, where human access has been limited.


DateSeptember 6-14
VenueKF Cultural Center Gallery
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520 / kfcenter@kf.or.kr

‘K-pop Nature Plus’ at World Conservation Congress in Jeju

As part of Korea’s cultural diplomacy initiatives, “K-Pop Nature Plus” is staged to commemorate the 2012 World Conservation Congress of the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Jeju Island. The outdoor concert combines K-pop and eco-friendly fashion to raise global awareness of environmental issues and demonstrate the Korean government’s commitment to green growth.


DateSeptember 8
VenueInternational Convention Center Jeju
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520 / cultural@kf.or.kr

Korean Studies Workshop for Japanese Educators

The Korea Foundation invites a group of social studies teachers from Japanese middle and high schools for the 2012 annual workshop to offer them firsthand experience and knowledge of Korea. The program includes lectures, visits to historic sites and local schools, and home-stay with Korean families, to help the participating teachers improve their classroom instruction about Korea and its people based on objective information.


DateSeptember 10-23
VenueInstitute for Japanese Studies, Seoul National University
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8580 / hjlee@kf.or.kr

45th KF Forum

The forum provides a venue for opinion leaders and specialists in different fields from home and abroad to make presentations and share views on “The North Korea Challenge and Leadership Transition in Northeast Asia.” The distinguished speaker is Stephen W. Bosworth.


DateSeptember 18
VenuePlaza Hotel, Seoul
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8569 / chhan@kf.or.kr

1st Korea-EU Forum

The forum aims to strengthen cooperative relations and personal networks between Korea and the European Union through exchange of ideas on pending bilateral issues.


DateSeptember 18-19
VenueBrussels, Belgium
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8527 / hykwon@kf.or.kr

9th Convention of Korean Studies Graduate Students in Europe

This annual convention brings together graduate students of Korean Studies from around the European region to present the outcomes of their research and exchange ideas on various subjects of common concern.


DateSeptember 18-20
VenueUniversity of Warsaw, Poland
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2)2046-8531 / ryeongan@kf.or.kr

Korean Studies Workshop for Chinese Educators

The Korea Foundation invites a group of social studies teachers from middle and high schools around China for the 2012 annual workshop to offer them firsthand experience and knowledge of Korea. The program includes lectures, visits to historic sites and local schools, and home-stay with Korean families, to help the participating teachers improve their classroom instruction about Korea and its people based on objective information.


DateSeptember 19-29
VenueInstitute of Chinese Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8556 / cecilia@kf.or.kr

‘Logo Room ― Stefan Kanchev’

This exhibition, featuring logos and designs created by Bulgarian graphic designer Stefan Kanchev, is co-hosted by the Korea Foundation and Labor Visuell (Graphic Design Lab) at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf, Germany.


DateSeptember 21-October 17
VenueKF Cultural Center Gallery
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520 / kfcenter@kf.or.kr

Lecture Series on Korean Culture for Foreign Residents in Korea

This weekly lecture series on Korean culture aims to help foreigners residing in Korea to better understand Korea. The lectures deal with diverse aspects of modern Korean society, literature, architecture, cuisine, etc.


DateSeptember 22-November 3 (2:00 p.m. on Saturdays)
VenueKF Cultural Center Seminar Room
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6506 / kf_lecture@kf.or.kr

KF Day at Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

The 2012 KF Day at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco offers visitors of all age groups a diversity of experiences to enjoy Korean culture, including a guided tour of the museum’s Korean Gallery, live performances, demonstration of lacquerware making, and hands-on activities.


DateSeptember 23
VenueAsian Art Museum of San Francisco
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520 / cultural@kf.or.kr

Seminar of the Korean Studies Society of Colombia

The Korean Studies Society of Colombia, founded in 2011, conducts its first seminar, with the participation of some 30 Korea-related scholars, to exchange views on Korean politics, economy and a free trade agreement between Korea and Colombia.


DateSeptember 25
VenueSergio Arboleda University, Bogota, Colombia
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8541 / jsmoon@kf.or.kr

Korean Speaking Contest in Central America

A Korean speaking contest is held in three Central American countries to encourage interest in learning the Korean language in the region. Preliminary rounds are held at National University of El Salvador, Central American University of Nicaragua, and University of San Carlos, Guatemala, which will host the final round.


DateSeptember 27
VenueAuditorium of the College of Engineering, University of San Carlos, Guatemala
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8581 / jechoi@kf.or.kr

8th Korean Studies Seminar in Argentina

The seminar brings together some 50 Korean Studies scholars active in Argentina to debate Korea-related subjects in social sciences and the humanities.


DateSeptember 27-28
VenueNational University of Mar Del Plata, Argentina
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8541 / jsmoon@kf.or.kr

Annual RAUK Workshop

The 2012 annual workshop of the Russian Association of Universities for Korean Studies (RAUK) aims to discuss ways to systematically improve Korean Studies programs at Russian universities in the 2012-13 academic year.


DateSeptember 25-26
VenueNovosibirsk, Russia
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8588 / ureypark@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
September 3-9 Winners of a video contest for foreigners on “I love Korea, because…”
September 8-21 Korean - Japanese delegation of 28 undergraduate and graduate students for Youth Exchange Project.
September 10-14 Walter Sharp, former commander of the ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command
September 10-14 Chinese cultural figures attending the 3rd Korea-China Future-Oriented Cooperation Project
September 17-23 Visitors for the first Korea-Vietnam Future-Oriented Cooperation Project (Group leader: Dr. Ta Ngoc Tan, Director, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration)






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