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Korean Culture Center Opens in London

2008/01/31 | 106 views | Permalink | Source

A Korean cultural center has opened in London, becoming the 12th of its kind in the world.

Britain's first Korean Cultural Centre launched in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday, showcasing the best of Korean visual art, theatre, dance, performance and food.

Designed by Choi Jeong-hwa, an artist known for his work on the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2005, the two-story building comprises an art gallery, lecture room, theatre and cultural lounge.

It also has a library and high-tech information center that will offer Korean language courses and special lectures by academics and other experts.

The center launched Wednesday with a reception featuring Tea Music, a multidisciplinary performance based on traditional Korean tea ceremonies.

Meanwhile, starting Friday, an exhibition called "Good Morning, Mr. Nam June Paik" will be held at the center. The exhibition celebrates the late artist's creativity and his contribution to globalizing the Korean contemporary art scene while showcasing 23 internationally renowned and emerging Korean artists. It will run until March seventh.

Reported by KBS WORLD Radio

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