Old and New Waves: ANU’s Korea Institute announces Korean Artists-in-Residence series of events from Feb to May 2014

The ANU Korea Institute is proud to announce the Old and New Waves: Korean Artists in Residence program of events, which is comprised of seminars, a major exhibition, and various public performances. Four artists, all major figures in their respective field, have been invited to showcase their art in Canberra this fall.

Mr Kim judging

Their work, which will be on display in Australia for the first time, provides a rare look at key aspects of Korean culture and history: Korean calligraphy, Folksongs from the Western Provinces, kayagŭm (Korean 12-stringed zither) solo, and documentary making.

Paebaengi kut-small

Apart from participating in various events and performances that are open to the general public, the artists will also engage with students in primary, secondary and tertiary education.

The program is supported by an Academy of Korean Studies (KSPS) Grant funded by the Korean Government (MOE) AKS-2011-BAA-2106.

Among the key public events are:
  • Korean calligraphy presentation and opening of exhibition by artist Mr Kim Jang-Hyun on Thursday 27 February at ANU’s Menzies Library’s McDonald Room from 2 PM to 4 PM.
  • Korean traditional music concert with one of Korea’s “human treasures”, Mr Park Jun Young (folksongs), at CiW theatre on Thursday 13 March from 4:30 PM.

Please check the website for more details: http://koreainstitute.anu.edu.au

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