Author: KoreAm
Posted: August 5th, 2013
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Friday, February 07 2014
Korean Contemporary Ceramics

February 7 - April 25, Exhibition Opening February 7th 5:30 - 8:00

Korea Society Gallery, 950 3rd Avenue (57th Street entrance), 8th Floor

When artists work in a medium as old as earth itself, in a country that has for centuries been recognized as a center for artistic expression in that medium, how do they continue to innovate? This question is ably and eloquently answered by each of the eight artists in this exhibition of Korean contemporary ceramics. Their works represent the diverse range of ceramic art as practiced in Korea today, and exemplify the creative Korean spirit of artistry and innovation. Please also join us for the gallery talk, My Korean Ceramic Journey on February 11th at 6:00.

Fresh from participating in the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, artist Young Mi Kim reports on her three-month journey to kilns, studios, and ceramic heritage sites throughout Korea.

We look forward to seeing you at the gallery opening on February 7th at 5:30 - 8:00, and at the gallery talk on February 11th at 6:00 (reception at 5:30), at the Korea Society at 950 3rd Avenue (entrance on 57th Street). Thank you for supporting our mission to promote Korean art and culture.

Wednesday, April 02 2014
Korean Film Series at Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wednesdays in April at 6pm

$8 ($5 museum members/Free for students with valid ID)

The film series features a mix of contemporary Korean films, documentaries, and classics and showcases traditional and modern Koreanculture with themes explored in the museum's Treasures from Korea exhibition.  

April 2: Chi-hwa-seon (Painted Fire)
A vivid portrait of the life of one of Korea’s greatest artists, renowned painter Jang Seung-eop.  Directed by master filmmaker Im Kwon-taek.  Features a post film discussion with exhibition curator Hyunsoo Woo and Eugene Park, director of Korean Studies at UPenn.

April 9: Sunny An unexpectedly big hit in South Korea, "Sunny" is a heartwarming coming of age comedy that will alternately make you laugh and cry as these long-lost friends discover they can still change one another's lives.  Featuring a soundtrack of American 80's pop hits.  Feel free to come dressed in your 80's best!

April 16: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
Award-winning Korean writer/director/editor Kim Ki-duk has crafted a lushly exotic, yet universal story about the human spirit and its evolution, from innocence to love, evil to enlightenment, and ultimately to rebirth.

April 23: Planet B-Boy Korean-American filmmaker Benson Lee (who grew up in Philadelphia) sought to answer the question of how South Korea became the epicenter of the global phenomenon known as breakdancing, which originated in the Bronx in the 1970s. Weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, Las Vegas, and Seoul, unforgettable images frame the intimate stories of international teams of dancers who struggle to fulfill their dreams.  Featuring a b-boy performance after the film.

April 30: The Yellow Sea
Screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, The Yellow Sea is an impressive crime thriller with amazing action reminiscent of the Bourne series from director Na Hong-jin (The Chaser).

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Fri, March 28, 5-9:45pm: Art After 5 K-Pop Dance Party & Fashion Show (Free after paid museum admission)

Student designers from the fashion department of the Art Institute of Philadelphia kick off the evening by showcasing runway looks using professional models. This evening also features a K-pop (Korean pop) performance, a mini dance class, and a dance party in the museum!
Korean Drama Series: Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm (Mar 26, May 7, 14, 21) (Free after paid museum admission) Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) is a South Korean drama about a girl who disguises herself as a boy while attending Sungkyunkwan, the Joseon Dynasty’s highest educational institute, where no women were allowed. Each screening features three episodes and is presented by Drama Fever, the largest online video site for the distribution of international televised content.

For more info on those events, please visit:

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Thursday, April 17 2014
ENSEMBLE MIK NAWOOJ: A HIP-HOP ORCHESTRA Theme & Variations on Hip-Hop Classics from 1993

On Thurs Apr 17th, EMN will be returning to Yoshi's Oakland to headline their 1st major event of 2014. This concert will be the East Bay partial premiere of a 6 piece commission by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in which EMN music director, Taoist composer/pianist JooWan Kim, re-imagines 6 classic hip-hop songs from 1993 for YBCA's 21st anniversary celebration in October. In preparation, EMN will do other partial premieres @ Red Poppy Art House in SF, as part of their Artist Residency with the art house, every other month starting in April and concluding in October 2014.


  • Thursday, April 17 @ Yoshi’s Oakland

  • Saturdays April 5, Jun 14, Aug 9 & Oct 4 @ Red Poppy Art House


  • Yoshi’s Oakland 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607

  • Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom Street @ 23rd St., SF, CA 94110


  • Ensemble Mik Nawooj a Hip-Hop Orchestra: Theme & Variations on Hip-Hop Classics from 1993

Tickets & links

All ages

Here's a sample of EMN's quasi rondo/variation on the classic Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey by Sly & the Family Stone.

NEW concert video

NEW EPK video

Facebook page

EMN website

Yoshi's Oakland
Friday, April 18 2014
KTown Night Market

The highly anticipated KTOWN Night Market will be holding its inaugural festival on Friday, April 18th (4 PM – 12 AM) and Saturday, April 19th (2 PM – 12 AM) at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. In partnership with the City of Los Angeles District 10, the outdoor event will be free to the public and will feature over 100 food and merchandise booths, including 40 food vendors that represent the full breadth of multi-ethnic street cuisine from Los Angeles and Orange County.

Seoul Sausage Company (Season 3 Winners of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race) will be the special curators of the festival’s food truck line-up, ensuring the presence of the best mobile eateries in Southern California. Along with its tasty offerings, KTOWN Night Market will also feature various activities, carnival games, and live entertainment with local artists, such as Parker (also known as Dumbfoundead), already confirmed to perform. Yelp will be getting involved as well by hosting a special KTOWN Bar Crawl that continues the night and takes attendees through the top bars in the area. Angelinos are invited to join the festivities with their friends and families to experience what is slated to become the premiere community festival in Southern California.

The two-day event aims to emulate the traditional night markets that have become popular tourist attractions in nearly every major city in Asia, characterized by their late-night street food offerings and merchandise booths. With the support of the City of Los Angeles District 10, Councilman Herb J. Wesson Jr., and Assistant Chief Deputy Michael Bai, KTOWN Night Market is now bringing this exciting concept to the center of Los Angeles. As the most densely populated district with about 120,000 residents in 2.7 square miles, Koreatown is considered one of the most diverse and most lively communities of Los Angeles. The annual festival hopes to highlight and support this growing cultural hub, its establishments, and the youth culture in the Los Angeles communities through this annual event.

For more information on KTOWN Night Market, please visit or connect with us on

Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools
Sunday, May 04 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014 New York, NY

We are delighted to announce that KACF is participating again as a charity partner in the 2014 TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour on May 4, 2014. Please join us in representing KACF in this

exciting 40-mile tour through the five boroughs of New York City by raising funds for KACF's Grantee Partners and supporting our mission to empower lives and transform

communities in the Greater New York area.

How to Join the Team KACF

Please complete the application and email it to or fax it to 646-637-4945. Approved applicants must commit to a fundraising minimum of $1,000 for KACF.

Benefits of Joining Team KACF

  • Guaranteed entrance to 2014 TD Five Boro Bike Tour

  • Team KACF jersey

  • Individualized online fundraising page

  • A chance to bond with fellow teammates

  • Brunch for cyclists and their guests the day before the Bike Tour

Fundraising Minimum

In order to join Team KACF in the 2014 TD Five Boro Bike Tour, each cyclist is required to raise a minimum of $1,000 for KACF by Saturday, May 3, 2014.  If the minimum

fundraising goal is not met, the cyclist will be personally responsible for the balance owed.

Team KACF Biker Login and Fundraising pages to be up soon.

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