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Written by: FFT Webmaster | March 21st, 2011

 

The Korea Society: Upcoming Programs

Mapping Identity: Antiquarian Korean Maps of the MacLean Collection

Richard Pegg, Asian art curator of Chicago’s MacLean Collection, examines Korean maps in a variety of formats, the challenges faced by cartographers, and the formation of multiple identities in Korea during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The MacLean Collection, housed in a private museum outside Chicago, focuses on the cultures of Korea, China, and Southeast Asia.
Tuesday, March 22
6:30PM Gallery Talk and Q&A

RSVP FOR EXPLORE KOREA CARDHOLDERS

Explore Korea cardholders attend this program for free!
All other cardholders and non-members must buy tickets.

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THREADING LIFE: A Lecture by Quilt master Haeja Kim

Traditional Korean quilt technique requires keen attention to detail, patience, and dedication. With the arrival of the modern sewing machine, traditional quilting largely disappeared, yet master Kim Haeja remains steadfastly committed to the traditional ways of her craft. Designated Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 107 by the Korean government, Haeja Kim shares life’s lessons learned in the crafting of her quilts and textiles.
Thursday, March 24
6:30PM Gallery Talk and Q&A

RSVP FOR EXPLORE KOREA CARDHOLDERS

Explore Korea cardholders attend this program for free!
All other cardholders and non-members must buy tickets.

BUY TICKETS

Contemplative Traditions Music Series: P’ungnyu in P’ansori

P’ansori great Bae Il-dong enthralls listeners with his stunning control of drama, narrative, melody, and rhythm. Bae performs Korea’s beloved tale of Chunhyang ga, one of the five extant epic narratives that form the p’ansori canon. The Chunhyang ga tells the story of love between Chunhyang, the daughter of a kisaeng, and Yi Mongryong, the son of a magistrate. After the two are illegally married, Mongryong goes to Seoul to pass the state examination to get into court. Mr. Bae Il-dong sings of Yi Mongryong’s return—after becoming a secret royal inspector—to Namweon, where Chunhyang and her mother, Weolmae, reside.

Friday, March 25
6:30PM Performance

RSVP FOR EXPLORE KOREA CARDHOLDERS

Explore Korea cardholders attend this program for free!
All other cardholders and non-members must buy tickets.

BUY TICKETS

Screening of Intangible Asset No. 82

The Korea Society closes out Asia Week 2011 at the Museum of the Moving Image with a screening of the documentary Intangible Asset No. 82. In the film, director Emma Franz follows Simon Barker, an Austrailian jazz musician, on his exploration of Korean traditional folk rhythm and shamanic ritual. He meets Intangible Asset No. 82, shaman Kim Seok-Chul, and professor Kim Dong-Won, who guide advise him on the technique and roots of traditional Korean music.

Sunday, March 27
2PM with a Live Performance

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10,000 Threads: The Collected Works of Quilt Master Kim Haeja

February 22—March 31, 2011

Traditional Korean quilting, with its unique “nubi” line-stitching, is elevated to a high art under the masterful hands of award-winning artisan Haeja Kim. A designated holder of an Important Intangible Cultural Property award by the Korean government for her efforts at preserving Korea’s artistic heritage, Kim meticulously line-stitches layers of batting and fabric into fine garments and coverings. The tiny stitches are employed over each article in a deceptively simple pattern, with smaller stitching highly valued and the mark of a true expert.

Gallery Opening
Tuesday, February 22
6-8PM

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Explore Korea: Membership loyalty program

Join The Korea Society, an organization that, for over 50 years, has promoted greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the peoples of the Unites States and Korea. From our base in New York City, we present timely and informative public programs in business, policy, education, culture, and the arts.

Our active Korean Studies program provides American educators and students with expense-paid opportunities for study and travel in Korea. The Society also programs a nationwide schedule of Korean performing-arts groups and exhibits, and a new “Korea Day” series brings discussions of business, policy, and cultural affairs to regional capitals throughout the United States. In addition, many of our programs reach national audiences through a growing online presence.

http://www.koreasociety.org/

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