Clik | Edition 5 | November 2020.

We are delighted to connect with you virtually at the click of a button! We invite you to join us, whenever you are ready, from wherever you are, on myriad creative journeys, where with valued partners in India and in Korea, we explore new pathways and experiences, re-visit the magic of past performances exciting exhibitions or present those newly imagined from creation to reception and distribition on digital platforms. In this edition, through stories and interactions, specially commissioned virtual exhibitions and films, we present evocative journeys and sensory experiences that are moored in local culture but travel the world to resonate with audiences worldwide!

We hope, with this e-digest, to stay meaningfully connected with you, to discover, engage and connect with the unique, local characteristics as well as the shared, global dimensions of the dynamic, ongoing intercultural dialogue between India and Korea.

EarthMatters: Indo-Korean Ceramic residencies

- an e-compendium.

Date: Thursday, 12 November 2020 | Time: 6.00 p.m. IST

Clik: https://www.inkocentre.org/Virtual_Connect_Infotainment.html

EarthMatters

InKo Centre, in association with Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea, Kalakshetra Foundation and DakshinaChitra, presented three editions of EarthMatters, a series of Indo-Korean Ceramic residency projects that brought together 32 ceramic artists - 16 each from India and Korea - in five-week annual residencies in Chennai between 2012 and 2020.

The aim of these creative residencies was to provide time for individual artists to develop new work as well as to create an opportunity for sharing best practices; networking with peers and for interactions with students and the general public at specified periods. Each residency was followed by an exhibition in Chennai.

We are delighted to present a compilation of the artworks produced by Indian and Korean ceramic artists, across three editions of the EarthMatters series from 2012 to 2020 in Chennai.

To view the e-compendium and a representative film on the creative process during the residency, please click https://www.inkocentre.org/Virtual_Connect_Infotainment.html on Thursday, 12 November 2020 at 6.00 p.m. IST.

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The Cultural Heritage Series - Episode 2:

Daemokjang - Traditional Korean Wooden Architecture.

Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020 | Time: 6.00 p.m. IST

Clik: https://www.youtube.com/user/InKoCentre

The Cultural Heritage Series

Cultural heritage provides both tangible and intangible representations of the values, beliefs, traditions and lifestyles of prior generations, which through careful preservation, continue to have relevance in contemporary times.

In the second episode of this series, we focus on Daemokjang - traditional Korean wooden architecture.

The term Daemokjang refers to traditional Korean wooden architecture and specifically to the wood-workers who employ traditional carpentry techniques. The activities of these practitioners also extend to the maintenance, repair and reconstruction of historic buildings, ranging from traditional Korean houses to monumental wooden palaces and temples.

Daemokjang has been safeguarded as Korea's national cultural heritage since its designation as the 74th Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Korea in 1982. Daemokjang was inscribed in on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010.

We present, in association with the National Intangible Heritage Centre, Republic of Korea, a film on the unique art and scientific brilliance of Daemokjang.

Tune in to https://www.youtube.com/InKoCentre on Thursday, 19 November 2020 at 6.00 p.m. IST.

Presented in association with
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The National Intangible Heritage Center,
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Travelling Titles

Date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020 | Time: 5.00 p.m. IST

Clik: Youtube.com/tarabooks

Travelling Titles

Ideas and stories traverse the globe and help us to stay connected even when we remain rooted to one place! Join us for a series presented in association with Tara Books that aims, through storytelling and activity-based interactions, to focus on how we might make sense of books cross-culturally.

Working with over half a dozen publishers in Korea, there are currently 12 Tara titles available in Korean. This series of talks and interactions, focuses on 5 popular titles, one every month, from July to November 2020.

We have presented 4 titles thus far, and we end with a signature book, which is as popular in Korea as it is elsewhere in the world. In the fifth and final edition of Travelling Titles, we present The Night Life of Trees, published in Korea by Borim Press, one of Tara's long standing partners. We bring you the story of the making of this book, short notes on the artists and art work and much else on this engaging narrative. Editors from Borim will join us for this programme as will a Korean language student from InKo Centre who will read the Korean version to bring alive the musicality and tonal texture of this book.

Tune in to Tara Books Youtube channel: youtube.com/TaraBooks on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 at 5.00 p.m. IST.

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2020 International Teenage Design and Art Award - an online exhibition.

Date: Friday, 27 November 2020 | Time: 6.00 p.m. IST

Clik: https://www.inkocentre.org/Virtual_Connect_Infotainment.html

2020ITDAA

InKo Centre, in association with K-Art International Exchange Association, Busan, invited entries from middle/high and higher secondary school students from Chennai for the 2020 International Teenage Design & Art Award. Students from 11 countries including South Korea, India, Japan, U.S.A., U.K., China, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Ukraine and Canada, participated in the competition this year.

We received 127 paintings from students in Chennai for the preliminary level of this contest, Following further vetting and selection, 20 entries from India were selected and sent to Korea for the final stage of the competition.

The term Daemokjang refers to traditional Korean wooden architecture and specifically to the wood-workers who employ traditional carpentry techniques. The activities of these practitioners also extend to the maintenance, repair and reconstruction of historic buildings, ranging from traditional Korean houses to monumental wooden palaces and temples.

Daemokjang has been safeguarded as Korea's national cultural heritage since its designation as the 74th Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Korea in 1982. Daemokjang was inscribed in on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010.

We present, in association with the National Intangible Heritage Centre, Republic of Korea, a film on the unique art and scientific brilliance of Daemokjang.

The 20 artworks from India and Korea respectively, shortlisted for the final stage of this competition and the winning entries from the two countries, will be presented in a virtual exhibition at www.inkocentre.org on Friday, 27 November 2020 at 5.00 p.m. IST.

Online exhibition presented in association with
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